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Urban Air Market Holiday Show in Portland

fb_851x315_portland_holiday-uam16-01Urban Air Holiday Show happening for 2 days in the Pearl District of Portland

Urban Air Market is hosting its first holiday show in Portland this year and for a full weekend!

It feels important, now more than ever, to take part in your local community, to support women owned businesses (like the majority of our artists, designers, and makers), and to use your purchasing power to support the environment.

We had so many great shows across the states this year and hope you join us for the grand finale. This show will be the best place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones and support local designers & makers.

Urban Air Market: Portland Holiday Show is FREE to attend and will take place on NW 12th Ave and Davis on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 from 11am – 6pm both days.

For more information, to RSVP, or to register as an Urban Air Market vendor, please visit: www.urbanairmarket.com.

Click HERE to check out a video of the August Portland Market.

The Urban Air Market Portland event is also proud to partner with the Pearl District Business Association to promote the Pearl District and support all the excellent local talent in the neighborhood. Explore the Pearl today!

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Urban Air Market: Portland

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Urban Air Market Pops-up in the Pearl District

Urban Air Market, a curated outdoor marketplace for sustainable design, is back for a 3rd year in Portland’s Pearl District. Urban Air Market invites attendees to discover and shop all things local: from apparel and accessories, to home goods and body products.

Urban Air Market is the perfect place to find a variety of unique, locally made gifts. With its finger on the pulse of sustainable innovation and underground trends, this highly anticipated event will showcase 70+ emerging designers, musicians and artists that represent the Metro area’s abundant creative community (plus a few select designers from Washington and California).

Urban Air Market: Portland is FREE to attend and will take place on NW 13th Ave at Hoyt on Sunday, August 28 from 11am – 6pm.

Now accepting vendor applications here:
http://urbanairmarket.com/vendors/apply/

RSVP as a shopper here:
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The Urban Air Market Portland event is also proud to partner with the Pearl District Business Association to promote the Pearl District and support all the excellent local talent in the neighborhood. Explore the Pearl today!

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Top 5 Reasons to Bring Your Kids to our Holiday Show

Attention family festivity seekers and holiday gift shoppers, the indie pop-up market season upon us! And the question you might be asking yourself is, “Should I bring my kids?”

Our answer is a resounding YES!

Urban Air Market’s Holiday Show at Pier 70 in San Francsico is 11am-5pm on Sunday, December 13th.

We’ll have 170 vendors to introduce you to the most unique gifts in the Bay Area, live music to entertain you, food trucks to feed you, a bar to keep your spirits high, and several activity zones like a DIY zone, an interactive art zone, a relaxation zone, and a wellness zone. In addition to being our first ever holiday season show (after eleven years in the Bay Area as a traveling summer street fair) this is also the first time we have a Kids’ Zone!!

Here are the Top 5 reasons you should bring your kids to Urban Air Market at Pier 70:

1. Gingerbread houses with the Junior League SF

Step right up to the community gingerbread tables and build your own house made of candy to bring home when the shopping day is done.

This yummy activity is brought to you by The Junior League of San Francisco, an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

 

2. Hoola hooping with Helga

Helga’s Hoop Magic offers high-quality handmade hula hoops in a range of sizes for kids and adults. Have fun at the show hula hooping with Helga’s practice hoops.

 

3. Reading corner plus new indie books

Kids can also check out the reading corner for some quiet, educational time. You might even want to bring your own book, like those available from vendors at Urban Air Market:  Is There Enough? by Faye Ellen Hartzell and Jaya’s Golden Necklace by Peter Linenthal.

 

4. Face painting with Bay Area Face Painters

Bay Area Face Painters is a network of professional, experienced, full-time artists serving the Bay Area ~ Offering high quality Face Painting for kids & Adults, Hair Braiding, Nail Art, Glitter Tattoos, Henna, and Balloon Twisting!

 

5. Gift shopping for kids

We can’t seem to do a “Top Reasons” post without including a list-within-a-list.  It’s kinda our favorite thing. So here are the top 10 Urban Air Market vendors you should visit at the show to find sustainable products your children will love:

Tofufu, NV Blue, Fish Bow Designs, Eden & Zoe, Studio Nico, Doalittle, Oh Melody Cave Illustration, Courtney Courtney, Wisdom Publications, and Tina Produce.

See you on Sunday, December 13th. Don’t forget to RSVP here.

Urban Air Market: Holiday Show

 

Urban Air Market returns to Pier 70 on Sunday, December 13th for their first holiday season marketplace, featuring 170 sustainable design brands and makers of apparel, accessories, home goods, art, and body products.

In addition to doing last minute holiday shopping from 170 participating vendors, guests can enjoy musical performances by local bands, delicious food trucks, and retail fashion trucks.

You’ll also find a photo booth from Magbooth, a bar for 21+ guests hosted by Pier 70 Partners, and new activity zones including interactive art by 1AM gallery, relaxation lounge by Bakpocket Products, DIY zone by Mission de Flores, wellness zone by DogPatch Massage and Bodywork, and a kids’ zone by Junior League of San Francisco.

Many thanks to our event partners!

Urban Air Market: Holiday Show is FREE to attend and will take place on Sunday, December 13th from 11am to 5pm at Pier 70 (420 22nd Street, San Francisco).

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The first 100 shoppers who  RSVP here and stop by our information booth will get a free tote bag from DSF Clothing Co. while supplies last.

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Musical Line-up:

Dogpatch 11am-12pm

Tumbledown House 12-1pm

No Lovely Thing 1-2pm

Sara Judge 2-3pm

Vandella 3-4pm

One Man Banjo 4-5pm

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Food Truck Line-up:

Curry Up Now

Phat Thai

Bacon Bacon

Sam’s Chowder House

Drip! Mobile Cafe

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Fashion Truck Line-up:

Indigo Handloom

Mixx Collection

Maude 

The Bus Shoppe

Spiral Jewelry & Artistry

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About the Venue:

Pier 70 is located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco and was recently the venue for other popular events like SF Street Food Festival, Disrupt, Dreamforce Gala, and Taste of Potrero.

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About Urban Air Market:

For eleven years, Urban Air Market has served the community in support of creative entrepreneurs and independent designers. Urban Air Market provides a carefully curated marketplace for small businesses to showcase their products and directly connects shoppers to emerging designers, local artists, and sustainable products.

How to Get to Urban Air Market:

As Urban Air Market supports a sustainable lifestyle, we recommend to either walk, bike, ride share, or use public transportation to get to the event. There is no attendee parking on site.

MUNI: Urban Air Market is easily accessible via the MUNI “T LINE” which stops at 20th and 23rd st. From there it’s a 2 block walk to our entrance at 22nd and Illinois.

CALTRAIN: Urban Air Market is accessible from the 22nd St Caltrain station. From there it is a 6 block walk to our entrance at 22nd and Illinois.
TAXI: Please ask your driver to drive down to 420 22nd St. and drop you off at the back of the building.

Holiday Show Vendors:

3jars. 3jars.etsy.com
Amano Studio amanotrading.com
Amos Goldbaum amosgoldbaum.com
Amour Vert amourvert.com
amy rose moore illustration amyrosemoore.com
An Urban Tail etsy.comshop/AnUrbanTail
Ana Apple anaapple.com
Animalinstinctsapparel animalinstinctsapparel.com
Aparato Jewelry aparatojewelry.com
Apila Design
Artifybox  artifybox.com
Artnwordz artnwordz.com
Atelier Prelude  atelierprelude.com
AURAVEDA Jewelry auravedajewelry.com
Avabor
Awkward Affections awkwardaffections.com
Batsu/Maru batsumaruxo.com
Bee, Bark & Moss beebarkandmoss.com
Beksan Designs beksandesigns.com
Bella Drops
Beneduci Shoemakers SF beneduci.com
Bethany Eden Watercolor bethanyeden.com
Blue Nectar Soaps Instagram.combluenectarsoaps
Bright and Beauty brightandbeauty.com
bright star and buffalo brightstarandbuffalo.com
Camilla Olson camillaolson.com
CanDid Art Accessories candidartaccessories.com
Carmen Q carmenq.com
Cat Makes Things Catmakesthings.com
Christensen christensenbags.com
Christine Herrin christineherrin.com
Clif Bar & Company clifbar.com
CloeK  cloek.com
Collectrix clctrx.com
Compass Rose Design compassrosedesignjewelry.com
Corey Egan coreyegan.com
courtneycourtney courtneycourtney.com
Crooked Tail shopcrookedtail.com
Culk culk.co
CURLEE curleecurls.com
Design + Happiness designandhappiness.comshop
Design Superb Studios Designsuperbstudios.com
Doalittle doalittle.co
Drew Shanklin Shirts drewshanklin.com
DSF Clothing shopdsf.com
Ebb by GDS Cloth Goods ebbfilter.com
eden &zoe edenandzoe.com
Elektra Steel elektrasteel.com
Ellie Fun Day elliefunday.com
Enflux Jewelry enflux.etsy.com
Etchy Workshop etsy.comshop/EtchyWorkshop
Fable Soap Co.  etsy.com/shop/FableSoapCo
feral city feracitydesigns.com
Fishbow designs Fishbowdesigns.com
Focalpoint Home focalpointhome.com.au
Fractal Flora Fractalflora.com
Frolick shopfrolick.com
gemma aspera gemmaaspera.com
GigiMoll gigimoll.com
Glass Elements glasselements.org
GlobeIn globein.com
Gneiss wood gneisswood.com
Granny Panty Designs grannypantydesigns.com
Graphic Anthology graphicanthology.com
groovygurls groovygurls.com
HANSDOTTER sirihansdotter.com
Harumi K harumik.com
Hats and Tales shophatsandtales.com
Heliotrope SF heliotropesf.com
Hipstirr belts hipstirrbelts.com
Honestly honestlygoods.com
INDIGO HANDLOOM INC indigohandloom.com
Indosole indosole.com
Inspiration Pt Designs inspirationptdesigns.etsy.com
Iris Willow iriswillow.com
jennifer clifford art + design jenniferclifford.net
joy gallery joygallerysf.com
Judy Beebe Designs judybeebedesigns.etsy.com
Just Sew Jana etsy.comjustsewjana
Kahoy Kollection kahoykollection.com
komopoko etsy.comshop/komopoko
Krakatoa Design KrakatoaDesign.com
Letha USA Hastore.storenvy.com
Lighten Up Shoppe lightenupshoppe.com
LIX PERLE Accessories & Apparel etsy.comshop/lixperle
Lotus Pop lotuspop.com
Luana Coonen Jewelry LuanaCoonen.com
MAHOOHOO MAHOOHOO.com
Mandala Botanica  mandalabotanica.com
Mane Message manemessage.com
Marja Germans Gard Studio marjagermansgard.com
MAUDE followmaude.com
Melissa Gisele Handcrafted Jewelry melissagisele.com
Miffymieko  miffymieko.com
Milk Monster Co. etsy.comshop/milkmonsterco
Mind’s Eye Design mindseyedesign.com
miss velvet cream missvelvetcream.blogspot.com
mixx Collection mixxcollection.com
mod clothing modcollections.com
MoMurray momurray.com
Moon & Leaf moonandleaf.com
Multiple Threads multiplethreads.org
MXM Jewelry & Design mxmjewelry.com
MyClo myclo.co
Newd Elements shopnewdelements.com
No Coast Paper Co. nocoastpaperco.etsy.com
No Tox Life notoxlife.com
Nous Savons noussavons.bigcartel.com
NSEWestco Co. nsewestco.com
Oh Melody Cave Illustration ohmelody.com
Pannabag pannabag.com
Papier Vintage facebook.com/PapierVintage
Pelindaba Lavender pelindabalavender.com
Pin Up Cosmetics pinupcosmetics.net
Plantillo plantillo.com
Poppy & Pine  etsy.com/shop/PoppyPine
PostcardsByMia facebook.com/compostcardsbymia
Purple Impression purpleimpression.com
purplemaroon purplemaroon.com
rehasht reclaimed designs rehasht.com
Rehn Jewelry  rehnjewelry.com
Revival Apparel Company revivalapparelco.com
RISE Designs risegraphics.com
ROYALISTIQUE royaderose.com
Rukus rukusdesign.com
Ruraq Maki ruraqmaki.org/
Rustee Pace rusteepace.com
ruth easterbrook ceramics rutheasterbook.com
S for Sparkle sforsparkle.com
Saara Reidsema sr66sf.com
Sail Away Sea Glass sailawayseaglass.com
Salvage Garden salvagegardensf.com
Scott Jennings Ceramics scottjenningsceramics.com
Serefina serefina.com
SHAI SHANTI shaishanti.com
Sharon Z Jewelry  sharonzjewelry.com
Skincare by Feleciai skincarebyfeleciai.com
Something to chew on adrianaolmos.com/blog/something-to-chew-on
Spiral Jewelry & Artisery spiralartjewelry.com
Spire spire.io
Spunky punker Spunkypunker.com
Steaming Madd ~ Steampunk Jewelry and Wears steamingmadd.com
StudioNico studionicosf.com
Sunim INK sunimink.com
Tamale Grande Design etsy.com/shop/TamaleGrandeDesign
Taxi Cdc/ Recycled Weats taxicdc.com
Temple Ro templero.com
Tessa Kemp Jewelry tessakemp.com
The Bus Shoppe busshoppe.com
The Weekend Store theweekendstore.com
Theia Grazi Clothing Co theiagrazi.com
Tina Produce tinaproduce.com
tofufu etsy.com/shop/TofufuStudio
Tonic tonicnaturals.com
Torrain Recycled Bags  torrain.org
Translation clothing translationclothing.etsy.com
Trina Spiller Design trinaspillerdesign.com
Truss & Ore Trussandore.com
TuLu TuLudesign.com
Twentyseven Gears twentysevengears.com
Ultimate Oshima BrendenOshima.com
Unleash Studio unleashstudio.com
UtopiaDryGoods utopiadrygoods.com
Verde Vivo Tea verdevivotea.com
Via Village viavillage.com
Whatif Creations whatifcreationspdx.com
wisdom publications wisdompubs.org/book/jayas-golden-necklace
WitchFoxx WitchFoxx.com
Wood Thumb woodthumb.com
Woodcut Maps woodcutmaps.com
Wool Street woolstreetsf.com
www.nvbluesf.com nvbluesf.com
YAZA yazacouture.com
Young America Creative thisisya.com
Zafiro Jewelry ZafiroZafiro.com

 

Craft & Build Day

 

We’ve had an awesome year of hosting monthly maker meet-ups with educational topics like Digital Marketing, How to Raise Money for your Small Business, Behind the Scenes of Opening a Store, and The Art of Customer Relationships.

But for our very last 2o15 maker meet-up, can we please put down our pens and notebooks and pick up some hammers, glue sticks, and paint brushes instead? Let’s make stuff together!

We obviously need some sustainably designed decorations and displays for our upcoming Holiday Show and who better to help make the space look awesome than YOU?

We welcome our community of artists, makers, builders, and designers to join us for one day of crafting, building, and celebrating the holiday season together as a team.

WHAT: Urban Air Market CRAFT & BUILD DAY

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 6th  9am-6pm

Please arrive on time for a light breakfast, networking with your peers, and to meet the Urban Air Market team. Bring your own bag lunch!

WHERE:

SCRAP – a source for the resourceful

801 Toland St, San Francisco, CA 94124

RSVP to reserve your spot!

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About The Build Leader:

James Cross

James Cross, owner of Hero for Hire, has been deeply involved with an obscure part of SF’s creative and artistic communities as part of the San Francisco Institute of Possibilities and Camp Tipsy. James has built boats out of heaps of garbage, islands out of plastic barrels and lumber, and countless other sustainable art projects for creative events.

About the Venue:

SCRAP is a non-profit creative reuse center, materials depot, and workshop space founded in 1976 in San Francisco, California. SCRAP breathes new life into old objects and reduces waste by diverting over 200 tons of materials heading to landfill every year.

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The Art of Customer Relationships: Growing Your Sales Authentically

 

Great relationships are the key to building a successful business. People want to do business with those they know, like, and trust. Creating and growing your relationships with your buyers (retail and wholesale) as well as your employees, trade show and craft show reps, and even your fellow designers can make a huge impact on your sales and overall business. Robin Kramer, a rock star independent sales and marketing consultant and partner in Flourish & Thrive Academy, explores the why, what and how of Customer Relationships.

WHAT: The Art of Customer Relationships: Growing Your Sales Authentically

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7th, 7-9pm

Please be aware of city traffic and neighborhood parking issues to arrive on time for refreshments, networking with your peers, and to meet the Urban Air Market team.

WHERE:

DSF Clothing Company

520 Haight St. San Francisco, CA

RSVP to reserve your spot!

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About The Guest Speaker:

Robin Kramer- Flourish & Thrive Academy

Robin Kramer, a rock star independent sales and marketing consultant and the community leader and director of strategic relationships over at Flourish & Thrive Academy, an active community of jewelry designers who are changing the face of the jewelry industry.

Robin has an impressive history with leaders in the retail industry that have built their brands on innovative merchandising and strong service cultures. Among these brands are Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Gap, Inc.

For the past 15 plus years, Robin has worked with primarily small, upscale wholesale brands and designers to bring their products to market, position these niche brands for maximum exposure to their target customers and build relationships with national and international retailers. One such brand was Dogeared Inc., a jewelry company where she was the director of sales for 5 years. Robinhelped Dogeared grow from a small company into a well-known jewelry brand. Sales grew over 800% in just a few short years. The line went from being sold in specialty boutiques to include major department stores and chains like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus Direct, CUSP, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Von Maur and South Moon Under.

In 2010 Robin started her consulting business, RedBoot Consulting and in 2012 she partnered with jewelry designer Tracy Matthews to launch Flourish & Thrive Academy, an online school dedicated to teaching jewelry designers how to get their jewelry on more of their DREAM Clients and raving fans.

In addition to the vivacious community, F&TA offers incredible designer support services such as a complete jewelry business program and an ever-growing library of free sales, marketing, and business resources.

About the Venue:

DSF Clothing Company‘s mission is to promote and preserve the independent and creative artists and designers while still providing uniquely curated products to their customers. Since opening our doors in 2006 as a clothing store and art gallery, their motto has been, “Prosperity Together”. Every designer, artists, and brand they collaborate with is a part of a cultural shift. Art, music, fashion are all mediums for cultural expression, and the people behind them are creating the shift. DSF aims to revolutionize the independent boutique experience with amazing people and their products.

Behind the Scenes: Opening Your Own Store

 

Do you make and sell products to a loyal following online or at shows like Urban Air Market but dream of owning your own store?

Learn from an awesome panel of current store owners who started off as Urban Air Market vendors. Come hear what it takes to open your own store and get answers to your burning questions about creating a business structure, hiring employees, location tips, and more. This speaker panel event will allow attendees to hear the good, the bad and the ugly of store ownership firsthand.

Bring your questions and business cards as there will be time for Q&A, refreshments, and mingling.

WHAT: Behind the Scenes: Opening Your Own Store

WHEN: Thursday, September 3rd, 7-9pm

Please be aware of city traffic and neighborhood parking issues to arrive on time for refreshments, networking with your peers, and to meet the Urban Air Market team.

WHERE:

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541 Octavia St.

San Francisco, CA

RSVP to reserve your spot!

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About The Panelists:

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Husband and wife team Christian & Daisy opened their shop, gather, in 2014 in Hayes Valley. Daisy is a jewelry designer who sells her designs online and in various boutiques around the country and Christian’s background is in providing legal advice to small businesses. Combining their unique experiences and skills and embarking on a new journey, they are now living their dream of owning a brick and mortar store in the heart of San Francisco to sell their goods as well as the goods of other local and indie artists.  

Jonathan- heliotrope

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JP is an alchemist, a dog lover, a porketarian, a grammarian, a martini aficionado, and Nice Jewish Boy from The Bronx. He’s worked for Bay Area retailers for over 25 years, including Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Good Vibrations, and Bare Essentials. He co-founded Heliotrope five years ago.

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Jenn co-owns Local Take with Kyra, who she had often shared a festival booth with to sell her own designs in the past. They worked so well together that they decided it was time to open their own brick and mortar store. Jenn and Kyra chose the Castro for their business as it lacked a main retail source for independently designed and crafted personal items and gifts. Local Take now showcases over 130 independent designers and artists, helping them gain public recognition to jumpstart their careers.

About the Moderator:

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Danielle is the owner of Urban Air Market. She has been an event producer and artist representative since 2005 when she founded Missing Piece Productions. She has won a San Francisco fashion award in each of the following categories: Best Event Producer, Best Fashion Event, Best Artist Rep, Best Fashion Collective, and Best Trunk Show. She enjoys success stories about small businesses that participate in Urban Air Market events that involve collaboration, growth, and change.

About the Venue:

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Located in the heart of San Francisco, gather has thoughtfully curated a selection of unique local and hand-crafted clothing, home goods, and gifts. gather fosters an engaging shopping experience that provides a meaningful connection to the featured craftsmen and women including hosting monthly workshops.

Designer Spotlight: NSEWest Co.

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NSEWest Co. is pleased to announce the latest drop of their The LSD Collection — a tribute to San Francisco’s Last Summer Days.
This collection celebrates the unique and eclectic history that defines San Francisco. The City has been a major countercultural hub for decades. From the legendary music scene, to its world-renowned restaurant and beer industry and booming tattoo culture, San Francisco’s identity has always been tied to innovation and challenging the norm.
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NSEWest Co.’s vision for Last Summer Days is to preserve and honor the old San Francisco, the city of steep hills, not steep prices, while also celebrating who we are as a city right now. A place that we hope is always full of imagination and idealism, art and community. Click here to read about the brand new line on NSEWest Co.’s blog page. As with all their apparel and accessories, 10% of web proceeds go back to community-based organizations and nonprofits. You can read more about their community focused business model, here.
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Whether you’re looking for locally made products, or artistic clothing with a purpose Urban Air Market is the place to find it! Our vendors  focus on sustainable design with a knack for the local community. Be sure to check out NSEWest Co. and a festival of other designers and artists at Urban Air Market: Dogpatch this Sunday from 11am – 6pm at Espirit Park (19th and Minnesota St. SF). Hope to see you all there!

Urban Air Market: Dogpatch

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After making its successful round in the East Bay, Urban Air Market returns to the esteemed neighborhood  of Dogpatch in San Francisco! We’re excited to return to a neighborhood we call one of our favorites in SF. The creative history in the neighborhood keeps bringing us back (think the once-booming industrial economy centered in the city’s central waterfront or the awesome nineties when Espirit headquarters was located in Dogpatch — pretty much the epicenter of fashion at that time!)

Urban Air Market: Dogpatch will take place on Sunday, August 16th surrounding  Esprit Park at the intersection of Minnesota and 19th streets from 11  a.m. to 6 p.m. Our one-day street festival will feature 100+ one-of-a-kind  local designers who produce sustainable goods  including apparel, jewelry, and home decor.

We had a chance to catch up with a few Dogpatch residents to find out why they love Urban Air Market:

” I love the unique selection of vendors. These designers produce super high-quality products that are handcrafted, organic or sustainable. It’s great! – Marianna R., 42, homemaker 

“UAM supports the local economy and compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share their revenue with the community by putting it back into the local economy! It’s great Urban Air Market can bring this to our community!” – Trevor W., 32, business professional

“I do my best to be eco-friendly by conserving water and energy, but always wanted to do more. After discovering Urban Air Market I realized I can shop for sustainable products all in one place. I’m doing my part in supporting the green movement and I encourage other to do so too!” – Ashley G., 28, beauty salon owner

We’re excited to enrich the Dogpatch neighborhood once again! In addition to shopping, guests can enjoy acoustic performances by local musicians including:

Musical Line-up:

Diablo Jazz Company | 11am – 12pm

Geist Strings | 12pm – 1pm

PLS Trio | 1pm – 2pm

Foxtail Brigade | 2pm – 3pm

Steve Taylor-Ramirez| 3pm – 4pm

The Willy Roland Band | 4pm – 5pm

Food Truck Line-Up:

Voodoo Van

Hongry Kong

Karas Cupcakes

 

Partners of Urban Air Market: Dogpatch include: Museum of Craft and DesignMakeshift Society,  1AM Gallery, Clif Bar, Roadie, and Build Public, a non-profit group helping to improve San Francisco’s public spaces.

Urban Air Market is also hosting a small business workshop that will place prior to the Dogpatch event at nearby Museum of Craft and Design on on Wednesday, August 5 from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. called Retail Readiness: Wholesaling to Stores with guest speaker Rena Tom from Makeshift Society. Attendees will take home the knowledge required to present and pitch product lines to buyers in a way that maximizes sales potential. Please note:  the vendor workshop is not on the same date as the Dogpatch show. For more information about this vendor workshop, please see: https://retailreadiness.eventbrite.com

Urban Air Market: Dogpatch is FREE to attend and will take place at Espirit Park in Dogpatch, SF on the intersection of Minnesota and 19th streets from 11  a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The first 100 shoppers who  RSVP here will get a free tote bag from NSEWest Co. upon arrival.

Urban Air Market: Dogpatch takes place the same weekend as the neighboring San Francisco Street Food Festival which will be held at Pier 70, just a 10 minute walk from Esprit Park.

How to Get to Urban Air Market: Dogpatch 2015

As Urban Air Market supports a sustainable lifestyle, we recommend to either walk, bike, ride share, or use public transportation to get to this event.

Bus: AC transit Bus 22 towards 3rd St. & 20th St. Offboard at 18th St. and Minnesota

Train: The Minu T-line runs down Third Street. Offboard at the 20th St. station

Please bike or carpool, as parking is limited on the street.

 

Urban Air Market: Dogpatch 2015 Summer Vendors (not in order) —

Amos Goldbaum

http://www.amosgoldbaum.com

amy rose moore illustration

http://amyrosemoore.com

Angles & Arcs

http://anglesandarcs.com

Animal Instincts Apparel

http://animalinstinctsapparel.com

Doug Rhodes

http://www.DougRhodes.com

Beijo Brasil

http://www.beijobrasil.com

Bright and Beauty

http://www.brightandbeauty.com

Build Public

http://www.buildpublic.org

Collectrix

http://www.clctrx.com

Compass Rose Design

http://www.compassrosedesignjewelry.com/

BORIS DESIGN

http://csborisdesign.com

Culk

www.culk.co

Drew Shanklin Shirts

http://drewshanklin.com

Eko Kreations

http://www.ekokreations.com

Elisa Gonsalves Designs

http://www.designsbyeli.com

Enlightened Pieces

http://enlightenedpieces.etsy.com

Graphic Arts Workshop

www.graphicartsworkshop.org/

Hanhny

http://hanhny.com

Indigo Handloom

http://www.indigohandloom.com

Indosole

http://www.indosole.com

Jennifer Clifford art + design

http://Www.jennifervlifford.net/

Kira Kids

http://www.kirakids.com

komopoko

http://kyokohirota.weebly.com

Kritterklips

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Leelu Designs

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Little Paper Press

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LIX PERLE Accessories & Apparel

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Maha Devi Design

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MAHOOHOO

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mohinders shoes

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MXM Jewelry & Design

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Naturiffic

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No Tox Life

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NSEWest Co.

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Old Tree Essentials

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Papier Vintage

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PawNosh Recycled Glass Pet Bowls

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Pigeon Heart Designs

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ROYALISTIQUE

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Serefina

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Skincare by Feleciai

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Spicer Bags

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Synergy OrganicClothing

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Taneesi

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Tessa Kemp Jewelry

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The Latch Key

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The Urban Deer

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The Westside Collective

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Tila & the Textiles

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tofufu

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WHATIF CREATIONS

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Zafiro Jewelry

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How Ya Bean

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Amour Vert

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DSF Clothing

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Das Bus

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Dandy Lion Press

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Happy French Gang

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StorkStand

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GOOD COMPANY WARES

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Atelier19

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Luna Bar

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Jicama

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WitchFoxx

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ECOCORK SUSTAINABLE ACCESSORIES

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Oakflakes

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Focalpoint Home

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Mahoohoono

http://mahoohoo.com/

Wildebeest

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Alex Steele

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Halo Bender

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STLM

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Why Your Next Jewelry Purchase Should be Sustainable

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Sustainability, although based on simple principles and old practices, is a difficult feat to achieve in present-day society. Over-consumption and materialism create a facade that leads people to believe they are above the laws of nature — but the good news is, many countries, companies and individuals are taking steps toward achieving sustainability. One of the most beautiful examples of the move to sustainable practices is found in the visual arts. Artisans, craftsman, jewelers and artists are taking pride in becoming global citizens who create beautiful, sustainable art that is environmentally and socially conscious.

Jewelry-Making: Harmful to the Environment

In the jewelry-making business, there are primary and secondary factors that harm the environment. Primary factors include what materials are being used, where these materials are coming from and how they’re extracted. Mining and extracting metals contaminates ground and surface water, emits toxic emissions such as arsenic and lead and is a leading cause in pollution. In turn,this leads to environmental disasters such as soil erosion, sinkholes and loss of biodiversity.

Secondary factors include the manufacturing and packaging process. It takes energy to produce glass and plastic that’s often used in jewelry. The path to sustainability includes weakening our reliance to fossil fuels and eliminating the production of plastics all together. The packaging alone, with the Styrofoam buffering in boxes and plastic containers to hold the jewelry, is environmentally damaging.

Making Sustainable Jewelry

To become sustainable, designers and producers are simplifying their day-to-day operations. They’re using less water, less electricity and reducing their carbon footprint. They’re reducing the use of hazardous chemicals, switching over to biodegradable compounds and solutions and most importantly, disposing of everything properly.

Once the jewelry is made, producers are looking for ways to reduce the amount of packaging used to ship and store the goods. Recycled packaging products are becoming a favorite among many eco-conscious companies. Designers are using recycled metals, upcycling vintage materials and pushing the boundaries of what is considered “jewelry.” They’re getting creative and crafty using recycled paper to make beads and bottle caps as earrings. O-rings — those little round rubber seals used in manufacturing — are being repurposed and strung into necklaces and bracelets. The possibilities are practically endless.

The Value of Sustainable Jewelry

With the plethora of beautifully designed eco-conscious jewelry, you’re bound to find value in a piece whose creativity and originality speaks to you. If that’s not enough to cement your decision, recognize that purchasing sustainable options decreases the price that comes with jewelry. And we’re not talking about the price at the register. The price paid by our natural resources, by those working in horrible conditions for low pay and by the generations to come who will deal with the reprimands of our environmentally unsound decisions. Sustainable jewelry means you (or the recipient of your gift) will wear it with pride, knowing you’re doing your part in reducing your carbon footprint and ensuring fair trade and decent work conditions globally.

Where to Find Sustainable Jewelry

Whether you’re looking for jewelry or other sustainable art such as clothes, home decor and beauty products, Urban Air Market is the place for you. Imagine a farmers market filled with environmental and socially conscious artists, designers and vendors who focus on sustainable design. You know exactly how every product was made, where the materials came from and you’re supporting the local economy. If you call Northern California home or if you’re just travelling through, explore the Oakland Urban Air Market on Sunday, July 12 and check the schedule for the next market near you.

 

unnamed (1)About the guest contributor:  Natalie Posdaljian: Natalie’s inquisitive mind leads her to explore the world in many different ways. She feels most alive and inspired when she’s on the move but struggles between the urge to pack up and go and her commitment to shrink her carbon footprint.

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