March Newsletter: Meet Our New Staff Member and Community Builders





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Upcoming Programs

Women in Manufacturing
Tonight
This popular panel returns with three new female leaders in the industry. 

SFMade Orientation
April 9th
Learn what we do and how we help manufacturers to succeed!

Finding and Securing Production Space for Your Business
April 24th

Through a series of case studies, we will illustrate what kinds of spaces are available for light industrial production, where they are, and what you need to do to secure them. 

How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products
April 30th
If you are planning to produce apparel or sewn products, this session is for you!

SFMade Week
May 6th-12th
Join us for factory tours, Ramp It Up!, educational events and more. 
 

 
 
 
UPDates and member events

Logo Usage Guide for SFMade Members
Hey SFMade members, it's easy to rep the SFMade brand! Check out our handy guide, which includes an order form for free SFMade stickers, table tents, and other collateral. 

Invitation to Apply: SFMade Consumer Products Guide
Due to popular demand, SFMade has launched the SFMade Consumer Products Guide, a new tool to help retailers, organizations, and corporations source and purchase SFMade consumer products. SFMade members are encouraged to learn more and apply here.

Check out the new SFMade Blog!
Sharing stories, news, and advice for urban manufacturers.

 

Open Jobs with SFMade Members

Store Manager

Product Consultant and Design

More here…

SFMade Job Board
SFMade members can post a job on SFMade's Job Board, and we'll help you screen for qualified candidates too! Email job descriptions to claire@sfmade.org.

 

 
 
Meet Our New Team Member
 

We're pleased to announce that a new staff member has joined SFMade! Claire Michaels, Manufacturing Workforce and Hiring Manager, will manage our Hiring Made Better program and an exciting new program called YouthMade that will place youth in SFMade businesses for summer internships. Need help hiring or interested in hosting an intern over the summer? Contact Claire at claire@sfmade. org. 

 
Spotlight on our Community Builders
An ongoing feature on our SFMade Week member sponsors
 

Te-We Tea
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Truth, beauty, and community. Chris Coccagna started T-We Tea with those three guiding principles and  three handcrafted tea blends. Now he has more than 18 blends, that can all be found in his new retail store inside Crocker Galleria. Continue reading…

Anchor Brewing, Major Sponsoranchor-steam 

America's first craft brewer started right here in the city by the bay. Anchor is a founding member of SFMade, and one of San Francisco's largest manufacturers. In February the brewery announced plans to construct a new facility at Pier 48, creating approximately 200 new jobs. Read more about the brewery and their exciting future plans here.  
Photo courtesy of Anchor Brewing Co website.

Cut Loose
cut_loose_dyesCut Loose began in the 70's, street vending t-shirts on Fisherman's Warf that were hand dyed in a claw-foot tub. Today, the company has 50 employees and their own factory. Continue reading…
Photo courtesy of Cut Loose website
Awesome Bars

awesome barSisters Leah and Stephanie have crafted the ultimate all natural, uber delicious energy bar. It’s wrapped in biodegradable paper, made in San Francisco, and sold in over 100 local cafes and natural food stores. You can’t get more wholesome than that. Continue reading…
Trayer Engineering
Trayer EngineeringWe often hear that SFMade products are everywhere, but here’s one place we hadn’t heard of: underneath our streets. Pop open a city manhole, and you’ll find an extremely vital but hidden piece of equipment— medium voltage switchgears that keep the city’s electrical grid in check, made by Trayer Engineering in the Dogpatch. Continue reading…
McRoskey Mattress Company
McRoskey Mattresses
McRoskey Mattresses have been made in San Francisco since 1899. President, Robin Azevedo is the third generation. They build their mattresses by hand, one by one. Some may call it the old fashioned way— but with 113 years of history and 32 employees— it's certainly working. Read more about McRoskey here.



SFMade Founding Partners
City of San Francisco, Rickshaw Bagworks, Citi, FHL Bank San Francisco, Anchor Brewers and Distillers, Wells Fargo, Levi Strauss & Co, Ritual Coffee Roasters, Cayson Culinary Designs, Hanson Bridgett, New Resource Bank, Pacific Waterfront Partners, Bank of America, McRoskey Mattress Co, TechShop, BayPoint Benefits, DODOCase, North Point Advisors, and Insperity.
SFMade's mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco, that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce. SFMade is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.
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