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Upcoming Programs

Practical Problem Solving
Monday, September 30th

This workshop will teach you a systematic way of solving problems that will transform your business. Six Sigma is a critical problem solving tool that can be applied to any area of business operations to create the highest levels of productivity and efficiency. Come learn form industry experts Manex, and bring a couple of team members too. 

Urban Manufacturing Alliance National Convening Kick-Off Party
Wednesday, October 2nd
Join us in celebrating urban manufacturing! We're co-hosting live demonstrations, networking, beer and wine from local manufacturers, and a chance to check out The Crucible in Oakland.

SFMade Orientation
Tuesday, October 8th

Come learn what we do and how we help manufacturers succeed. 

Tax Credits for Hiring and Equipment
Tuesday, October 15th
Learn about tax credits for hiring employees and buying new equipment. 

How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products
Wednesday, October 23rd
If you're planning on producing apparel or sewn products, this workshop is for you!

The Annual State of Local Manufacturing Breakfast
Thursday, October 31st

This event is a limited-capacity, high-level event that offers a fantastic opportunity to visibly demonstrate your support of SFMade's efforts and to learn about new opportunities and deals arising in the rapidly growing local manufacturing sector. For more information on sponsorship opportunities email [email protected]
 

 
 
 
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.

 

Open Jobs with SFMade Members

Moulding Line Operator, TCHO

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 [email protected].

 
 
Introducing the New Accelerator
 

After a short summer hiatus, SFMade is pleased to introduce the Advanced Business Acceleration Cohort, a new and improved program for growth-stage companies. This one-of-a-kind program offers the unique opportunity for SFMade member companies  to move to the next level by learning from each other and receiving specialized assistance from manufacturing experts. Accelerator includes:

  • Peer-to-peer collaboration
  • A comprehensive strategic business review
  • Business advising
  • Capital, workforce and real estate planning

Interested in participating? Established companies with five plus employees and a commitment to growing and hiring in San Francisco are encouraged to apply here

 
The Monthly Goods:
Woodcut Maps iPhone Case
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Product We Love:  Remember the exact spot where you fell in love? How about your favorite neighborhood during your last vacation? Thanks to Woodcut Maps, you can commemorate a special place by designing your own wood inlay map and carrying it with you on your iPhone (they also have wall designs and are soon to launch coasters). Choose a place on the Woodcut Maps website, select the type of wood for roads, water and parks, and they'll do the rest! Read more about Woodcut Maps here

I want one! Get them here.

Company Spotlight: Earthbody
Earthbody

Denmo Ibrahim originally came to San Francisco to do performance art, and did bodywork on the side to make some extra cash. "But the bodywork slowly became my art," she said, "and I started looking for products to help heal the body. I realized that everything was mass produced and commercialized, with no real healing properties." Denmo began experimenting with her own line of body care treatments, and after studying ayurveda she created a line of 20 holistic facial and body care products. 

Now, she's got a wholesale program for spas and studios that prioritize using organic and environmentally responsible products, a day spa in Hayes Valley, and 18 employees. She also just moved into an additional manufacturing space to ramp up production. "Everyone making the product is a licensed esthetician, which really attracts people to the product— it's handcrafted by healers."
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Earthbody is participating in SFMade's Business Acceleration Cohort. "It's been great to be in a community that understands us," she said. "My partner and I are moving outside of San Francisco and we considered moving our production as well, but we decided to keep it here in part because of our relationship with SFMade."

More info: www.earthbody.net



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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