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How To Use The SFMade Brand: Spotlight on Nana Joes Granola

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | No Comments

What They're Making: Granola and specialty items made with love, freshness and a focus on sustainability. How They Use the SFMade Brand: You'll find the SFMade logo in black and white on the back of her beautiful canvas bags—made right down the street from her factory at Rickshaw Bagworks. "The... [ READ MORE ]
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How Many Minutes Late is Late? How Defining Lateness Can Encourage Your Employees to Arrive On Time

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | No Comments

We know that most SFMade companies are small and feel like a family. You expect your employees to treat you the way you like to be treated, without having to spell everything out. But attendance issues happen at all kinds of businesses, so it's important to address them with clear... [ READ MORE ]
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Five Ways to Create a Productive Shared Manufacturing Space

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Hopefully you picked up a few lessons about sharing in kindergarten, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. Especially when it comes to sharing business space, tools and expenses. With some help from SFMade three jewelry businesses, Corey Egan, Sharon Z Jewelry and Luana Coonen just moved into a light-filled... [ READ MORE ]
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Meet Your Local Cut & Sew Contractor, Globia Design

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | No Comments

Inside Globia Design Group's factory sewing machines hum, Chinese pop songs blast out from the radio, large windows open up the room to a view of downtown San Francisco, and William Lin sits at his desk. Lin's parents started Globia Design Group about 15 years ago and have now retired... [ READ MORE ]

A Different Kind of Motorcycle Business

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | No Comments

Many businesses start with people building things in garages. For the guys at Mission Motors, it was electric motorcycles. But to get there the team needed the parts and the technology to build an electric motor, which didn't exist. So, they started making them from scratch.  Mission Motors now sells... [ READ MORE ]
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Three for Three at Aion LED

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | No Comments

Aion LED is three for three! When the custom lighting fixture company was hiring they listed three open positions on the SFMade job board and filled all of them with our help, and with help from our workforce partners, Mission Hiring Hall and the Laney College Machine Technology and Industrial... [ READ MORE ]
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Application: 2014 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | No Comments

You’re invited to apply as a vendor for the 2014 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair! We’re taking over the beautiful Fort Mason Fleet Room for two days, with two sets of different vendors. Fort Mason is home to hundreds of shopping events throughout the year, including the weekly Farmers Market coinciding... [ READ MORE ]
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June Newsletter: Summer Products, Parties and More

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, June 12th, 2014 | No Comments

  SHOP LEARN DONATE Upcoming Programs How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products Wed, June 11th If you're planning on producing apparel or sewn products, this workshop is for you! Fashion Rules! (And Laws) Wed, June 25th Learn how to protect your work, the dos and don'ts of... [ READ MORE ]
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Photos from Ramp it Up! Home & Garden Showcase

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Thursday, June 12th, 2014 | No Comments

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SFMade Week 2014 Press Recap

Posted by Ferron Salniker | Monday, May 19th, 2014 | No Comments

A city's crafty clusters, San Francisco Chronicle Spend Your Time Wisely With Our Top Picks for SFMade Week, 7x7