SFMade Blog

YouthMade: Natalie, Julia Turner Studio and The Aesthetic Union

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Monday, July 27th, 2015 | No Comments

By Genise Choy SFMade Workforce and Youth Programming Intern There’s a lot going on inside the Heath Ceramics’s San Francisco building*: Blue Bottle’s café fills the air with the smell of coffee, the Heath tile factory floor hums behind a wall of windows, and to the right is Heath’s expertly... [ READ MORE ]
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SF Design History: Phoenix Day’s Archived Drawings

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Monday, July 27th, 2015 | No Comments

On our latest visit to Phoenix Day, a lighting and metalwork manufacturer based in the Bayview, the team shared with us a collection of over 2,000 drawings made between the 1920s and 1970s by their former senior designer. Phoenix Day is one of San Francisco's oldest businesses, and played an... [ READ MORE ]

4 Reasons Why Your Independent Contractors Might Actually be Employees, and What to Do About It

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Monday, July 27th, 2015 | No Comments

We know that it can be tempting to classify seasonal, temporary, or part time helpers as independent contractors, and that they might even ask to be put on a 1099. But, the government doesn’t care how they wanted to be classified—and if one of them files an unemployment claim and... [ READ MORE ]

Application: 2015 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 | No Comments

Members, You’re invited to apply as a vendor for the 2015 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair! *New location this year* We’re partnering with California College of the Arts! The fair will be one day held at CCA's Nave, which will allow us to fit more vendors than in previous years. The... [ READ MORE ]

Application: Pinterest & SFMade Holiday Sale

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 | No Comments

You’re invited to apply as a vendor for the second annual SFMade and Pinterest holiday sale, 38Makers, held at the Pinterest headquarters! When: Saturday, November 21st 11 am -5 pm Cost: $100 Number of vendors: 38 You will be provided with one 6 x 3 table, booth sizes TBD. CRITERIA... [ READ MORE ]

The Monthly Goods: Petel’s Assaita Clutch

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | No Comments

Product We Love: Each Petel design is unique, sewn in San Francisco and made from vintage West African ceremonial blankets handwoven in a traditional style by master Fulani weavers. Proceeds support their efforts to train the next generation of weavers. The fabric used for this clutch is more than thirty... [ READ MORE ]

Bolt: The Electric Motorbike Made Here

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | No Comments

"I moved to San Francisco in 2006, and back then Craigstlist was good to me. I found my job, my apartment, and my first moped," says Nathan Jauvtis. "I so quickly realized that these two-wheelers were perfect for getting around the city." Jauvtis is the owner of Bolt Motorbikes, a... [ READ MORE ]

Meet Our New Fashion Industry Advisor: Emily Holt

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | No Comments

Did you know SFMade offers strategic 1-on-1 consultations with staff or volunteers? Get to know one of our newest fashion industry advisors. Emily Holt is a journalist specializing in fashion, lifestyle and culture. Her work apprears in Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, Elle, among other international titles. Most recently she... [ READ MORE ]

Got space? Share it!

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 | No Comments

Calling all manufacturers who have production space to spare. Do you have a part of your space that’s not being used? Make some money, build community and rent it to another manufacturer. We’ve got great local manufacturing companies looking for the perfect home, which might just be cozied up with... [ READ MORE ]

Ramp It Up!

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 | No Comments

On May 7th we celebrated our 5th anniversary at Ramp It Up! It was a fun-filled night of shopping, networking, and collaborations. Here are some photos by Neumatic Digital of the event. [gallery link="file" columns="4" ids="17029,17032,17031,17030,17039,17038,17037,17035,17034,17033,17135,17134,17133,17132,17131,17130,17129,17128,17127,17126,17125,17124,17123,17122,17121,17120,17119,17118,17117,17116,17115,17114,17113,17112,17111,17110,17109,17108,17107,17106,17105,17104,17103,17102,17101,17100,17099,17098,17097,17096,17095,17094,17093,17092,17091,17090,17089,17088,17087,17086,17085,17084,17083,17082,17081,17080,17079,17078,17077,17076,17075,17074,17073,17072,17071,17070,17069,17068,17067,17066,17065,17064,17063,17062,17061,17060,17059,17058,17057,17056,17055,17054,17053,17052,17051,17050,17049,17048,17047,17046,17045,17044,17043,17042,17041,17040" orderby="rand"]