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Opening This Weekend: The Yard at Mission Rock!

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 | No Comments

Baseball and SFMade fans get ready for The Yard at Mission Rock! The pop-up village constructed out of recycled shipping containers is open to the public starting Friday, and will house: Rotating pop-up shops from SFMade members Local food and drink establishments Public open space and cultural and community programs... [ READ MORE ]

Turning One Man’s Dream Into a Reality

Posted by Brittany Maxwell | Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 | No Comments

[caption id="attachment_16106" align="alignleft" width="225"] Tunde with his self-designed oxford shirt.[/caption] The first thing you notice about Tunde from Tunde San Francisco is his impeccable style. Dressed to impress in a blazer, trousers, and a pocket square, the true pinnacle of his outfit is his oxford shirt, self-designed and made in... [ READ MORE ]

Mafia Bags: One Big Happy Family (Seriously)

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Friday, February 20th, 2015 | No Comments

We've seen our fair share of upcycled products, but bags made out of recycled sails? That was a new one. Mafia Bags first came to SFMade through our How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products workshop. The start-up company uses materials from recycled kite surf, wind surf and... [ READ MORE ]
From left to right: Rick Biro, Marcus and Martin Biro.

Biro & Sons: Silver in SOMA

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, February 19th, 2015 | No Comments

By Katy Podbielski, Workforce Hiring Intern Nestled between the beer gardens and tiny tech offices in SOMA lies an old-fashioned art you’d be surprised to discover. Biro & Sons is a silversmith business that was started by Alex Biro, who learned the trade while serving as an apprentice in Hungary... [ READ MORE ]

Members, Get Involved in SFMade Week 2015!

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | No Comments

The time has come again! SFMade Week is May 4th-10th, and we want your participation! For those of you that don't know, SFMade Week features seven days of education, exploration, and innovation, designed to celebrate and heighten local awareness and understanding of the local manufacturing sector and the companies and... [ READ MORE ]
Tim and Clift started Seven Stills two years ago, and they've got a lot brewing.

Company Spotlight: Seven Stills of SF

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 | No Comments

[caption id="attachment_15751" align="alignleft" width="200"] Tim and Clift started Seven Stills two years ago, and they've got a lot brewing.[/caption] Right off the bat most San Franciscan's will recognize Seven Stills as a local brand. "It's inspired by the seven hills of San Francisco, with each whiskey representing a different hill,"... [ READ MORE ]

Modify Watches

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 | No Comments

By: Katy Podbielski Workforce and Hiring Intern, SFMade   [caption id="attachment_15580" align="alignright" width="300"] David found his job at Modify Watches through the SFMade job board[/caption] One of the greatest aspects of life in San Francisco is the city pride that holds strong in the hearts of local residents: we all... [ READ MORE ]

Make the Holidays Sweeter at these SFMade Storefronts

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Friday, December 19th, 2014 | No Comments

Looking for a last-minute treat to put under the tree or on the table? Or maybe you just need to stop in somewhere and get some sweet relief from holiday shopping? We've got you covered. Hearth Coffee (just opened!) Hearth's brand new cafe and roastery opened its doors in the Castro... [ READ MORE ]

Discover Locally Made in San Francisco

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Our new Discover Locally Made map is here! Click here to view full size version. *SFMade member DODOcase also welcomes walk in customers during business hours at 2525 3rd Street.    

This weekend: Gifts from vendors new to our 4th Annual Holiday Sale

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Friday, December 12th, 2014 | No Comments

Find something for everyone at our upcoming 4th Annual Holiday Gift Fair this weekend! Each day will feature 40 different local manufacturers and artisans who make their products in San Francisco.  Make your shopping plan and view the vendor list for Sat & Sun here. *New this year* Live demos and Lev’s Kombucha on... [ READ MORE ]