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Upcoming Programs
SFMade Orientation

Tuesday, November 12th

Come learn what we do and how we help manufacturers.

SFMade Thanksgiving Factory Tour and Tastings

Tuesday, November 12th

Celebrate Thanksgiving with SFMade food and beverage manufacturers! Luke’s Local will be opening up their commercial ktichen so you can meet the SFMade foodmakers they share their kitchen with like SoW Juice and Bread SRSLY.

How to Manufacture Locally for Food and Beverage Makers

Thursday, November 21st

If you ‘re interested in producing food/beverage locally, this workshop is for you!

How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products

Thursday, November 26th

If you’re planning on producing apparel or sewn products, this workshop is for you!

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.  

Open Jobs with SFMade Members
Moulding Line Operator, TCHOWholesale Salesperson, Ritual

Assembly Line Woker, McRoskey Mattresses

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, including for seasonal hires! Email job descriptions to [email protected].

Mark Your Calendar! SFMade Holiday Fair Dec 7th & 8th
Hope you enjoy your Halloween cause it’s almost time to get ready for the next holiday— the 3rd Annual SFMade Holiday Fair! And this year it’s a two-day shopping extravaganza featuring locally made gift items from 100 vendors.What: SFMade Holiday Gift Fair

Who: 50 different vendors each day selling jewelry, apparel, bags, chocolate, wine, gourmet gifts, body products, childrens toys, home and garden items, pet gear, holiday cards and decorations, and more!

When: Saturday & Sunday, December 7th & 8th

10 am- 5 pm

Where: Fort Mason Center, Fleet Room

 
The Monthly Goods:

Urban FarmGirls Living Wreath

Urban FarmGirls Living Wreath

Product We Love:  Speaking of the holidays…Whether you’re thinking about Thanksgiving centerpieces or just some holiday foliage to lighten up your garden or home, Urban FarmGirls has got you covered. Their handmade pozzola pots make great gifts, but we also love these living wreaths, which you can buy online or at the SFMade Holiday Gift Fair. 

I want one! Get them here.

Company Spotlight: SOMA Precision
David Liu

Think SOMA is just for tech companies? Take a walk towards 8th and Minna, and you may stumble upon David Liu and a group of contractors taking over the sidewalk while piecing together a 40-foot wide metal frame for an LED structure, still hot from welding inside his idea lab and machine fabrication shop, destined for a nationwide concert tour leaving that same night. 

David  started SOMA Precision when he rented an office and bought a small desktop metalworking machine to prototype his own products— things like bicycle parts or landscaping tools.  He didn’t do any formal marketing, but word got out that he was good, and the customers kept coming. Now, he’s got a bigger shop and a solid customer base.

Known for his quick turnaround, David makes products like the plastic stylus you use to sign off on your UPS or FedEx packages, and metal working tools for some of the biggest manufacturers in the country. He’s also made rocket parts, and architectural pieces for Bay Area restaurants and bars. He’s been building his business for seven years in SOMA, and loves that the neighborhood still has a mix of manufacturers and residential homes.

David is also inspiring a younger generation of manufacturers. Earlier this month he spoke to

30 students at a Washington High School Automotive class, as part of SFMade’s new Program, Inside Manufacturing, which exposes high school students to San Francisco’s local manufacturers through guest speakers and field trips. “For most of these kids their exposure is limited to being an auto mechanic,” he said. “They didn’t know that they are capable of making their own products— I hope I’ve inspired them to think bigger.”

More info here: http://www.somaprecision.com/


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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