You don’t need an excuse for chocolate. Or toffee. Or cookies. Or Guava Pâte de Fruits… but you’re getting one anyway. The feast for Saint Valentine – and feast is what it should be – is only days away, and SF has 20 chocolate and confectionery makers to help you celebrate. 9th & Larkin cacao […]
Introducing the 2024 Winter Workshop Series: 10 targeted and expert-led sessions designed to bolster your business in only 4 weeks. Spend the shortest month of the year learning how to grow the rest of it. Series Topics Packaging & Labeling // 2.9 Understanding Your Audience // 2.13 Branding & Communication // 2.16 Maintaining Profitability // […]
Thank you for joining us last week to support local manufacturers so they can thrive, innovate, and create good jobs for a more diverse and sustainable Bay Area! We were so excited to unveil our new logos and celebrate the HERE and NOW of local manufacturing with you all in person. We felt the strength […]
Thanks to everyone that took the time to complete our annual State of Local Manufacturing survey earlier this year. The time you took to contribute towards this project helps to uplift the entire sector. So from all of us at SFMade, thank you! We completely overhauled the survey to make it easier and faster to complete. The average […]
Jocelyn Karlan Newman is not one to cry over spilt milk. When her newborn’s clothes were getting stained and stinky, she decided to do something about it, and created First Peak. First Peak is a line of baby clothes targeted towards making families with young children feel more confident going outdoors.
In 2020, during the midst of the pandemic, Obrie Hostetter, an avid traveler and adventure seeker, was feeling the full force of lockdown and began dreaming of her favorite beach travels. Not one to wallow in despair, Obrie put her dreams to work and prepared for the end of lockdown by sewing swimwear. Not just any swimwear but swimwear that embodied her values – sustainability and transformation – and lifestyle.
A few weeks ago, we developed educational resources and tools for the Bay Area Brewers Guild with the goal to facilitate good hires and make the local beer industry more inclusive in its hiring.
Building a Stronger Manufacturing Workforce In Northern California. A report by SFMade and the Bay Area Council September 2021