Urban Air Market: Berkeley

Urban Air Market Berkeley

Urban Air Market Kicks Off the Summer in Berkeley! 

Shop all things eco-friendly and local at Urban Air Market- A Free Outdoor Festival for Sustainable Design

On the heels of our first show of the year in Hayes Valley, we’re bringing Urban Air Market to the East Bay! The ever-popular street fair is back for shoppers to discover high quality local goods in their Berkeley neighborhood. With a new pop-up location every month, the festival is finally expanding into the East Bay on June 20th.  Urban Air Market invites attendees to discover and shop all things eco-friendly including home decor, personalized arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, and more!

Urban Air Market is like a creative carnival with designers, artists, and musicians who strive to be eco-conscious and take pride in sustainable design. Urban Air Market is the place to find gifts for Father’s Day, upcoming summer apparel, and one-of-a-kind gifts.

For one day only, we are bringing this curated shopping experience to Berkeley residents in the heart of downtown! Urban Air Market: Berkeley will showcase 100+ innovative designers, musicians and artists that represent the Bay Area’s abundant creative community.

In addition to shopping, guests can enjoy acoustic performances by local musicians and live art installations including:

Musical Line-up:

Dirty Cello | 12pm – 1pm

Bisi and the Moonwalker | 1pm – 2pm

Max and Nicky | 2pm – 3pm

Constant Time | 3pm – 4pm

Unlikely Heroes | 4pm – 5pm

Abel Anzizar AKA Lone Crow | 5pm – 6pm


Yurtastic Art Gallery

Saturday Farmer’s Market prepared food vendors:

Flacos (Vegan Mexican food)

Cafe Zambala (Himalayan food)

Mommy’s Yammy’s (Mediterranean food)

Andy’s Thai

Plus a coffee vendor, a juice vendor, a tofu vendor that sells ready-to-eat wraps and sushi, and bakeries with breakfast treats.

Partners of Urban Air Market: Berkeley include the City of Berkeley, the Downtown Berkeley AssociationOne Medical Group, Handcraft Studio School, and Legally Vogue.

Urban Air Market: Berkeley is FREE to attend and will take place alongside the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park on Allston between Milvia and Martin Luther King in downtown Berkeley on Saturday, June 20th from 11am – 6pm.


How to Get to Urban Air Market: Berkeley

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.

BART: less than a 5 minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

Bus routes: Route 12 from Downtown Oakland and Berkeley BART station, route 25 from EC Plaza BART


Urban Air Market Spring Vendors:


An Li

Ana Apple

Animal Instincts Apparel



Atelier Prelude

Beksan Designs

Bella and Spike Skincare

Bernal Burrow

Blue Gnome

Brenda’s Ceramics and Jewelry



Drew Shanklin Shirts

Easy Growin Designs

EcoCork Sustainable Accessories

Eko Kreations

Elka Herbals

Enlightened Pieces

Feed the Fish Co


Girl Chewing Gum

Glass Elements

gneiss wood

Harumi K


Indo Sole


Karuna Clothing

Kat Martin Shop

LIX PERLE Accessories & Apparel

Maggie Hurley ~ Whimsy & Whatnot

Maha Devi Design


melissa gisele


Movement Art Galerie

MXM Jewelry & Design

Newd Elements

Niknaz Artwear

Nous Savons

One Medical Group

Papier Vintage

PLT Jewelry

Purple Impression


Rehasht Reclaimed Designs

Rustee Pace

See.Saw.Seen Eyewear


Synergy Organic Clothing


Tessa Kemp Jewelry

The Latch Key

The Nomad Collection

The Weekend Store

Theia Grazi Clothing Co

Todos Organics

Trina Spiller Designs


upswings jewelry

wendy darling co



Your Divine

Zafiro Jewelry

About Urban Air Market

For eleven years, Urban Air Market has served the community in support of creative entrepreneurs and independent designers. Not only does Urban Air Market provide a well curated marketplace for small businesses to showcase their products, it directly connects shoppers and taste makers to emerging designers, local art and sustainable products.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away! Don’t worry- Urban Air Market is this Sunday and with our highly curated marketplace of sustainable and locally made goods, you’re sure to find something special to gift to that lovely lady who gave birth to you.

Here are some of our picks…

Leslie Francesca Designs – Amethyst Stalactite Earrings


No mom is quite like the other. Same goes for the natural characteristics of stones. We like the raw, organic feel of Leslie Francesca‘s designs and light up at the thought that each necklace, ring, bracelet, or pair of earrings is one of a kind. So perfectly imperfect.

Foggy Notion – Cardamom & Coffee Body Scrub

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Can’t afford to get mom a day spa get away? Try putting together a gift basket with decadent lotions, serums and scrubs. We love this Fig+Yarrow Cardamom+Coffee Scrub which will be available at the Foggy Notion booth this Sunday. A great way for mom to prep for summer!

Skincare by Feleciai – Body SoapsSkincarebyFeleciai

This one you can add to that gift basket too! Skincare by Feleciai soaps are not only delightfully aromatic, the bars themselves are beautiful. Remind mom how beautiful she is with a sudsy scent that suits her personality and style.

Handloom Nation – Faded Denim Scarf


If you live far away from your mom, give her a gift that will hug her all day long. We like the beautiful handloomed Spring scarves by Handloom Nation. Like denim, this soft and luxurious scarf goes with anything Mom wears. She’ll love the fact that is also contributes to preserving an artform that has been passed down for generations.

Devika’s Art – Poppy Coasters


Bring the Spring into Mom’s home with gorgeous hand painted coasters by Devika Keskar of Devika’s Art. These poppies will make a nice accent to her living room… or her glass of wine.

Fiber Florist – Bouquet


There’s something very sweet about gifting freshly picked flowers, but then they die. Get Mom something she can use over and over again like a Fiber Florist arrangement with a variety of flowers and foliage to choose from.

For those still completely stumped on what to give for Mother’s Day, Get a pre-made gift set any mom would love from Sojourn Box– tasteful and worldly.


Or, for the mom who loves to cook, try a foodie subscription to Saffron + Kumquats. These subscription boxes (your choice of 1, 3 or 5 months) take Mom on a culinary tour around the world. One month might be Persian food and another might be Thai.  Each box contains ingredients and recipes for her to experiment with.

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PLUS… You’re in luck! SFEtsy will be hosting a gift wrapping station in Patricia’s Green and offering free gift wrapping for Mom’s Day gifts. Can’t get better than that…

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Spring Wellness Pop-up

Spring is a time for renewal. Just as the nature around us, it’s a season that makes us feel like blooming and starting anew. While many of us are making the time to organize and clean our spaces, we also need to remember our most important space: our bodies.

In addition to shopping for sustainable locally made goods, refresh your body and mind at Urban Air Market next weekend with a Wellness pop-up in Patricia’s Green that includes:

  • Aromatherapy with Organic Devotion
  • Massage with KneadNetwork
  • Yoga with Yoga Tree
  • Chiropractic with Life Chiropractic

    (from left to right: Ishwari Jay, Marissa Nasca, Aromatherapy, Founders of KneadNetwork table massage)

    Here are some great Yogic tips from Yoga Tree to keep you feeling refreshed this Spring: 

    1. Always listen to your body and breath. Only you know how the poses feel. The breath can give you clues about when to go deeper into a pose and when to modify.

    2. Don’t over do it. Rest and modify when you need to.  When in doubt ask your teacher if you are unsure about doing a pose.

    3. Every day is a new day on the mat. Don’t expect things to go the same way they did last time.

    4. Alignment is important but so is your own rhythm. Try to strike a good balance between doing the poses and experiencing the flow within them. This gets easier with practice.

    5. Have fun! Yoga is about being present and exploring your body and mind. Enjoy the ride and notice the things that show up on your mat. Be patient with yourself and remain open to learning.


    Yoga Tree will be offering two FREE yoga classes in the park. Join Marissa Nasca at 12:30pm or Ishwari Jay at 2pm. Bring your own mat. All levels welcome!


MarrisaNascaMarissa Nasca has a background in dance and has been practicing yoga for many years. She has studied several styles of yoga including Vinyasa and Anusara yoga. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2008 and has continued her studies with several notable teachers including Sianna Sherman and Katchie Ananda. Marissa also works closely with the Art of Yoga Project and deeply believes in seva.

Marissa has found much healing through her own yoga practice and enjoys helping others connect with their body and mind. Anatomy, philosophy, and heart felt enthusiasm are at the core of her classes. Marissa’s light spirit provides a playful atmosphere for her students to build confidence and expand.



IshwariBalance Ishwari Jay is a yogini, entrepreneur, “lightworker” and healthy lifestyle advocate. She began her meditation journey at six, and began teaching yoga amd meditation in 1998. Ishwari’s classes and workshops playfully invite her students to discover their fullest potential and expand their awareness of reality. Her deep knowledge of the yogic scriptures and biomechanical physical principles of alignment blended with her heart centered themes and great humor are weaved throughout the sessions, taking the students to a powerful transformational journey.

 Ishwari is the author of her self published book, The Power of Breath, the co-author of the national bestselling book, Initiative and the creator of the Amazon best-selling yoga DVD “Heart Flow Yoga.”




Earth Day Guide

It’s Earth Day folks-  and we suggest you get your green on. What you may have missed is that Urban Air Market is an outdoor marketplace for sustainable design. This means that many of our designers make it a conscious point to take people, the environment, and our future into consideration in all their creations.

Although we understand that Earth Day IS Everyday, today we’d like to recognize some excellent ethical design- all of which will be available at our upcoming Urban Air Market show in Hayes Valley, San Francisco on May 3rd! (rsvp here)


Oxgut Hose Company, Inc.

Based in Emeryville, Oxgut Hose Company works with local designers and artisans to give a whole new purpose to decommissioned fire hoses. These hoses that once saved lives, are beautifully re-made into anything from bags, to home accessories to furniture.




Based in San Francisco, ModaVive is about more than giving new homes to vintage and second-hand apparel and accessories. Their moto:  “Giving Back is the New Black” and they do so by supporting charitable causes with each sale. Their platform allows anyone to make a difference in the lives of those in need by purchasing, consigning or donating designer-quality unwanted clothing, accessories and handbags.



Compass Rose Designs

A third generation maker, Creek Van Houten of Compass Rose Designs makes jewelry from recycled, vintage and historical treasures. The collections are inspired by the story and aesthetic of the Victorian era – a time influenced by industrialization, innovation and an “idealized past”. Compass Rose Designs prides itself in “making history wearable”.



Mafia Bags

Made in San Francisco, Mafia Bags are constructed from up-cycled wind and surf sails. All one-of-a-kind and eccentrically colorful, Mafia Bags make anything from duffle bag and backpacks to tech accessories and mini bags. If you have a sail you’d like to donate, hit them up on their online shop here.




Synergy Organic Clothing

Synergy is more than stylish organic clothing. By using certified organic materials and low impact dyes they are significantly decreasing their water pollution footprint. Speaking of water, Synergy supports the Waterwheel foundation and has a partnership with the coastal watershed council and the San Lorenzo River Alliance to help restore, revitalize and protect the local watershed.



Kahoy Kollection

“Kahoy” means “wood” in Tagalog. The Kahoy Kollection of shades are handmade from bamboo and inspired by vintage designs. Bamboo is fast growing and can be cultivated without pesticides. Each pair of Kahoy shades and opticals has wooden temples and comes with Ophthalmic grade frames – they can even fill your prescription!




In response to environmental issues in Indonesia, a couple of California’s were inspired to start Indosole. Indosole makes shoes out of repurposed tires that would otherwise be headed for the landfill. Each pair is made with repurposed, organic and non-toxic materials in an environmentally sustainable production process.





UAM: Hayes Valley Spring


Urban Air Market Pops-up in Hayes Valley, San Francisco this May

Shop All Things Local at Urban Air Market-  A Free Outdoor Festival for Sustainable Design

San Francisco, CA April 2015 —- After a winter’s hiatus Urban Air Market, a curated outdoor marketplace for sustainable design, is back and in full swing with a new pop-up location every month. Kicking off its first show of the year in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley on Sunday, May 3rd, 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 for Mother’s Day and graduation. With its finger on the pulse of sustainable innovation and underground trends, this highly anticipated event will showcase 130+ emerging designers, musicians and artists that represent the Bay Area’s abundant creative community (plus a few designers from Los Angeles and Portland).

 In addition to shopping, guests can enjoy acoustic performances by artists like Foxtails Brigade and The Willy Roland, and live art installations by 1AM SF. Participating sponsors include Metromile, KIND, and One Medical Group. 

Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley Spring is FREE to attend and will take place along Patricia’s Green Park on Octavia St. at Hayes St. on Sunday, May 3rd from 11am – 6pm.

RSVP here!

How to Get to Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley

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.

BART: a 5 minute walk the Civic Center BART Station.

Muni: Bus Routes: 21, 5  -or- a 5 minute walk from the Van Ness Muni Station

Urban Air Market Spring Vendors:

Apparel & Shoes

AK Design | Apparel for Women and Men

Amos Goldbaum | Prints & Apparel of SF Landmarks

Animal Instincts Apparel | Apparel ­ Handdrawn Designs, Locally Silk Screened

BaysideBoutique | Eco­friendly Upcycled Clothing

Benduci Shoes | Handcrafted Shoes

Culk | Screenprinted SF­Inspired Tees & Tanks

Dark Garden | Handmade Corsets and Accessories

Drew Shanklin | Mens’ shirts

EPAMade | Screenprinted Apparel, Hand­poured candles, Hand­sewn Pouches, Lip Balms, Totes & Tea

GigiMoll | Colorful, printed leggings

HANDLOOM NATION | Women’s Apparel and Accessories

Hanhny | Women’s Apparel

Indosole | Footwear and Accessories Made from Recycled Tires

MAHOOHOO | Women’s Apparel and Accessories

Marine Layer | Absurdly Soft Shirts Made in California

Min Edition | Petite Women’s Apparel

missionthread | T­shirts

ModaVive | Second­hand Designer Apparel

Mods Clothing | Handmade Women’s Clothing

Rebe | Women’s Apparel & Textile Art

SABO | Women’s Apparel

South of Arden | Handmade Argentinian Women’s Footwear

Synergy Organic Clothing | Women’s Organic Cotton Clothing: Dresses, Skirts, Tops and Yogawear

T. S. I Love You | 1920’s Inspired Headwear

Taxi Cdc | Redesigned Vintage Clothing for Men & Women

Theia Grazi Clothing Co. | Women’s Apparel, Knitwear

THERE THERE | Screenprinted T­Shirts

TuLu | Men’s Clothing

Urban Octopus | T­shirts

Varon Andel | Apparel

Your Divine | Screenprinted Apparel


Jewelry & Accessories

Altana Marie | Handmade Jewelry for Everyday & Wedding Day

Beksan Designs | Accessories Made From Gemstones, Eco­friendly Metals & High Quality Turkish Textiles

Biken | Bike Accessories for Town Cycling

BlissCo | Jewelry

Bobo Jewelry | Hand Crafted jewelry

Bright and Beauty | Leather Bags, Scarves, Accessories

Bull Horn Designs | Leather Goods

Christensen | Bags Made in the USA, Inspired by Danish Mid­Century Modern Esthetics & Minimalism

Compass Rose Design | Vintage Upcycled Jewelry

Creative Ninja | Lazer­cut Accessories

FATAL Jewelry | Industrial Elegant Handmade Jewelry

Glass Elements | Modern, Colorful & Unique Handcrafted Glass Jewelry

HANSDOTTER | Metalwork & Gemstone Jewelry Inspired by Earth, Adventure and YES!

Haus of Metal | Handmade Heavy Metal Jewelry

Hollywood Fodder | Handmade Jewelry

Iris Willow | Handmade, Kiln­Fired, Colorful Enamel Jewelry

Kahoy Kollection | Wooden Eyewear

Lady Alamo | Colorful Canvas Bags & Accessories

Leslie Francesca Designs | Handmade Raw Stone Jewelry

LIX PERLE | Accessories & Apparel

Luana Coonen Jewelry | High­End Contemporary Jewelry Made w/ Recycled Metals & Eco­Friendly Stones

Mafiabags | Bags, Backpacks & Totes Made from Repurposed Kite, Windsurf and Sail Boat Sails

Melissa Gisele | Handcrafted Jewelry

Melody Lai | Hand­Crafted Jewelry

MendoCruz Artisan Jewelry | Handmade Jewelry & Handmade Designer Goods

Moon & Leaf | Handmade Bronze & Silver Jewelry

MXM Jewelry & Design | Handmade Jewelry

Nous Savons | Jewelry, Scarves, Rad Accessories, Crazy Minerals

Ofina | Jewelry

Red Icebreaker | Hand­Painted Jewelry

ROYALISTIQUE | Sterling Silver Jewelry & Scarves

Ruraq Maki | Fair Trade Bags Made by Women in Peru and Traditional Female Weavers in Bolivia

Rustee Pace | Jewelry

Saara Reidsema | Handmade Jewelry Using Recycled Metals & Ethically Sourced Stones

SEA PONY COUTURE | Precious Metal Castings & Handmade Beauties: Rings, Necklaces, Earrings

Serefina | Southeast Asian Women’s Costume Jewelry

Serpentine and Fair | Hand­Crafted Artisan Metal & Woven Bead Jewelry

Sixteen50° (formerly Lucy & Mabel) | Silver Rings, Gauges, Necklaces & Earrings

Sora Designs | New collection: Playful Geometric Jewelry that Inspires & Delights

Tangleweeds | Hand­Crafted Brass & Steel Jewelry w/ Semi­Precious Stones & Repurposed Materials

Tessa Kemp Jewelry | Handmade Jewelry

Thesis of Alexandria | Jewelry

upswings jewelry | Hand Fabricated Jewelry

WOLL Jewelry | Lasercut Acrylic Jewelry + More


Skincare, Bath&Body, Apothecary

Aimie Skin Care | Natural, Small Batch Skin Care Products

Laughing Devil Designs, LLC | Handmade Artisanal Vegan Soaps, Salves & Balms

Old Tree Essentials | Artisan Distilled Essential Oils & Natural Botanical Perfumes

Skincare by Feleciai | Soap & Body Products


Stationery, Letterpress

Amy Rose Moore Illustration | Prints, Framed Prints & Greeting Cards

Coffee n Cream Press | Letterpress Greeting Cards, Mixed Media Artwork

Papier Vintage | Handmade Cards, Invitations and Photography

Trina Spiller Design | Illustrated Cards

Whatif Creations | Handmade, Illustrated products: Woodblock Prints, Magnets, Greeting Cards, etc.


Art, Home & Gifts

Alchemilla | Jewelry & Prints

Alchemy+Ink | Jewelry, Accessories, Fine Art Prints

Bernal Burrow | Marquee Letters and String Art

Blue Gnome | Totebags Pillows Jewelry Notecards

bug under glass | Eco­friendly Framed Insect Displays

Foggy Notion | A variety of goods curated by Foggy Notion

Penelope Candles | Soy Candles

Devika’s Art | Handmade Coasters, Prints, Tea Towels & Tote Bags

Fiber Florist | Handmade Felt Florals with Gourmet Baked Goods

gneiss wood | Wooden Art and Gifts Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Graffiti Glass | Housewares

Happy French Gang | Pillows, Throws

jarmodesigns | Art Tiles & Bags, Prints, Jewelry

Jennifer Clifford Art + Design | Urban-Inspired Mixed-Media Art

Krakatoa Design | Quality Home Goods

Lighten Up Shoppe | Soy Candles & Bath Salt Soaks

LOLIVIA | Succulent Vertical Gardens & Container Gardens

Maggie Hurley ­ Whimsy & Whatnot | Paintings

Malvoye Enterprises | Wall Decor Assemblage Made from Salvaged, Repurposed & Found Objects

Mary Kral Designs | Letterpressed Porcelain Gifts, Screen Printed Flour Sack Towels

monohunter | Bag, Apron, Ceramic

Newd Elements | Upcycled Home Goods

Oxgut Hose Company, Inc. | Furniture, Rugs, Bags & Other Accessories Made From Reclaimed Fire Hoses

Qamay | Loudbasstard Bamboo Amplifiers, Gouache Handmade Waxed Canvas bags, etc.

Saffron + Kumquats | Global Cooking Kits with Spices & Recipes, DIY Food Kits

Sojourn Box | Gift Boxes ­ Artisan Products, Insider’s Guide, Art + Music from Spectacular Locations

Somnia City | Art Prints, T­shirts, Jewelry, Hand­painted Housewares

Travel BySea | Jewelry, Art, Stationery & Home Decor

type.lites | Handpoured Soy Candles

upupuparts | Art Casting on Wood Panels, Mobile Sculptures

Kids & Baby

Ellie Fun Day | Organic Baby Blankets & Accessories

Kira Kids | Baby & Kids Apparel

musettes | Reflective Gear & Newborn Childrens

NY Blue SF | Women & Children’s Apparel

Petite Marin | Children’s Clothing Upcycled From Designer Men’s Dress Shirts

ruth easterbrook | Hand Screenprinted Organic Baby Clothes

Tiny Curiosity | Children’s Apparel & Accessories

tofufu | Kids Bamboo Wall Art, Room Decor



Das Bus | Photo Booth in a VW Bus

Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association | Learn more about becoming a vendor

nadachair | chair accessory for back pain

TAYLOR / MONROE | Full Service Hair Salon


Musical Line-up:

Joshua Smith | 11am – 12pm

Constant Time | 12pm – 1pm

Max and Nicky | 1pm – 2pm

The Willy Roland | 2pm – 3pm

Root Logic | 3pm – 4pm

Willie & Allie | 4pm – 5pm


About Urban Air Market

For eleven years, Urban Air Market has served the community in support of creative entrepreneurs and independent designers. Not only does Urban Air Market provide a well curated marketplace for small businesses to showcase their products, it directly connects shoppers and tastemakers to emerging designers, local art and sustainable products.

Introducing Vendor Workshops


Being an entrepreneur and maker means wearing many hats and in today’s rapidly changing digital world it’s hard to keep up.

In the effort to support our vendor community and your creative businesses, we are proud to announce a newly launched series of workshops designed to help your brand flourish. We have partnered up with seasoned professionals and experts to offer you the latest tips of the trade as well as an opportunity to network with your fellow makers a few days prior to each Urban Air Market.

For our first workshop, we’ve teamed up with General Assembly to bring you the latest in digital marketing as taught by BetaBrand‘s Julian Scharman. This workshop is discounted 20% off the regular price just for Urban Air Market vendors.

What: Digital Marketing 101: How it Works & Best Practices

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Please arrive on time to grab a light snack, network, and meet each other and the Urban Air Market team. Although light snacks will be provided, please be prepared to come with your own dinner to eat during the class.


General Assembly
225 Bush St
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

RSVP to reserve your spot in the class.


About This Workshop

This 3-hour deep-dive will take a holistic look at digital marketing– covering many of the essential (and cutting edge) digital advertising platforms, tools and analytics systems that entrepreneurs & digital marketers alike use to help launch & optimize their online businesses. We will also identify today’s key terminology and areas that professionals of all levels, disciplines, and backgrounds are being asked to demonstrate a fluency in.



Students should walk away with an actionable understanding of the current digital landscape and how it can drive success and growth for their business.
  • Understand the core functions & principles of digital marketing analytics
  • Employ the same tools top companies use to activate & retain their customers
  • Explain how a referral works and tools you can use to simplify that process
  • Know the basics of search engine marketing (SEM).
  • Define what a growth hack is, and understand how to formulate one
  • Understand how social media marketing works and how to develop social content that works
  • Understand how large-scale email deployment works, and when & how to send it


About the Instructor:

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Thanks to all who came out for the workshop! Julian- you blew our minds.


It’s Valentine’s Day, Lovers!


It’s Monday. You take a brisk shower to wash off the weekend, throw on some clothes and brave the Muni. While flipping through your morning emails and planning the day’s agenda, a realization hits: You’ve got 4 days to put a Valentine’s Day gift together!

Before you have a mini panic attack and gag on your latte, know that you don’t have to spend the $$ on overnight shipping when you buy local. Lucky for us, we’ve got the lowdown on what our Bay Area makers are cookin’ up for Love Day… and we’ve hand selected items from Urban Air Market vendors that are ready to ship and sure to please.

UAM Valentine’s Day Picks |  For Her

Instead of picking up a box of stale chocolates from the corner store, consider these VDay picks “For Her” – sure to make your partner’s face light up.



1. Red & White Geo Enamel Pendant by Iris Willow (San Francisco) $52

Hand-cut from copper and kiln-fired with white powdered glass enamel, this pendant is screen printed with a hypnotic red and white geo pattern. It’s finished with a 20″ sterling silver chain- although we hear you can request a shorter chain if desired.

2. “Charlotte” Bracelet by Thesis of Alexandria (San Francisco) $120

Elegantly minimal, this delightfully dainty bracelet includes 10pt pave diamond in 14kt gold. We like it because it is a sweet gesture of affection and something a girl can layer or wear with anything.

3. 14K Rose Gold Tiny Heart Studs by Altana Marie (San Francisco) $175

Each of these lovely heart-shaped earrings are hand sculpted and therefore embody their own uniqueness. When you purchase a pair, you not only put a smile on your lady’s face, but fifty percent of the proceeds of your purchase are also donated to shelters in the San Francisco Bay Area supporting victims of domestic violence.

4. Angelic 8.5 oz Candle by Penelope Co. (Oakland) $22

First off, we love Penelope Co. candles because they are hand-poured and made from soy– a natural, renewable source. Second of all, this one smells like Thierry Mugler’s Angel perfume. We’re sold. Smells earthy and divine: an infusion of bergamot and patchouli.

5. Vintage Button Necklace by Compass Rose Designs (San Francisco) $84

Did we mentioned that we adore vintage? Made from a vintage Czech glass button (from 1920-1950), this scarlet red necklace features a flourish of gold blossoms over a translucent shimmering red background. On the back of the necklace you’ll find a brass compass rose design. Could be the compass to her heart…

6. Sweetheart Corset by Dark Garden (San Francisco) $390

Given you know your lady’s curves, might we suggest a sultry corset to accentuate what her mama gave her? We like Dark Garden’s Sweetheart Corset because it hugs in just the right places and flatters nearly every body type.

7. “Happy Hippo in Love” Card by Amy Rose Moore Designs (San Francisco) $5

It’s a hippo, he’s adorable… we’re all for it. With original artwork by local artist Amy Rose Moore, the painting/sketch is printed onto fine art paper and adhered onto heavyweight brown Kraft card stock. The card is available blank or with the caption: “You put the boom-boom into my heart!” and comes with a 100% recycled brown Kraft grocer style envelope.


UAM Valentine’s Day Picks |  For Him


Ok, so he’s a keeper. Show him how much you appreciate all of his quirks with one or two of these trinkets d’amour.

1. X O Cufflinks by Compass Rose Designs (San Francisco) $48

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like X and O cufflinks. We especially dig these ones because they are hand-stamped in rustic vintage metals. A lasting gift your lover will treasure 4ever.

2. “LoveSong” Crow and San Francisco by Amy Rose Moore Designs (San Francisco) $5

What better way to share your undying love, and your pride for the city, than with the Love Song greeting card. Comes with a beautiful up-cycled, cream-colored envelope with a deckled edge.

3. 12′ Marquee Letters by Bernal Burrow (San Francisco) starting at $43

You + Him = Love. We like the marquee letters because they double as a housewarming gift. And if things don’t work out, you can always letternap your initial, take it home and decorate it with succulents.

4. Men’s Heart Thinking Heart T-shirt by Mission Thread (San Francisco) $19.99

Get him something that feels great on his bod. We like this super soft tee that’s screen-printed with water-based inks. You’ll never need to know what he’s thinking about.

5. Wilderness Cologne by Juniper Ridge at Foggy Notion (San Francisco) $60

Although his manly musk gets you going, treat him to one of these unisex fragrances aka “back packers colognes”. We like ’em because they are made in small batches and distilled from plants, conifers, bark, moss, mushrooms, and other things found hiking in the backcountry. They also come in super cute bottles with hand-carved cedar tops.

6. The Hunter by Beneduci Shoes (San Francisco) $695

He was up for the hunt when he met you, so get him these sleek desert boots. He’ll  feel a new sense of sophisticated wearing the two-toned leather, in Italian Nubuck and American Calfskin, with brass rivets. Grrrrowl.

7. All Salve by FATM at Foggy Notion (San Francisco) $14

This organic salve comes in handy everyday. It’s great for healing scrapes, cuts, burns and bites and you can use it as luxurious lip balm. Pucker up! It also has healing and regenerating medicinal properties.


Meet these vendors and view their full selections at our first event of the year on May 3rd in Hayes Valley! Follow us on Facebook for details.


Urban Air Market Wins San Francisco Fashion Award for Best Pop-Up Trunk Show

San Francisco Fashion Awards


Urban Air Market’s owner and event producer Danielle Cohen is a 2014/2015 San Francisco Fashion Award (SFFA) winner in the category of Best Pop-Up Trunk Show.


“My priority is always a tightly curated and well attended community experience for shoppers and vendors,” Ms. Cohen said. “I’m honored that Urban Air Market has been recognized this year by the awards committee and the voters.”


San Francisco Fashion Awards, an annual ceremony now in its 7th year, selects nominees based on the following criteria: credibility, innovation, originality, community impact, and progressive vision. Del Geronimo, the host of SFFA says, “We’re all for anything that highlights the work of local designers and makes the San Francisco fashion community continue to grow and improve year after year.”


The award ceremony, held at Carbon Lounge in San Francisco, was followed by a runway show featuring the work of emerging designers Maricella Olague, VindyCo, Dextrose, and CCUOCO:


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“Working in partnership with an outstanding group of organizations- including non-profits, start-ups, press, and educational institutions- we create large-scale trunk shows that featured the work of over 600 artists and designers each year,” said Andrea Plell, Urban Air Market’s PR Director. “We hope that winning this award will attract up-and-coming designers to sell their work with us and curious new shoppers to come and experience our street fairs.”

2014 Recap

Thanks for a remarkable year! 2014 marked Urban Air Market’s 10th anniversary. We showcased the work over 600 artists, designers, and makers this year and connected these small businesses with their favorite customers. Here are some of the behind-the-scenes happenings from 2014:


We had our first Urban Air Market in Portland, Oregon.  It’s been a longtime goal of mine to expand into green cities outside of the San Francisco Bay Area and it was a real pleasure to connect with the Portland maker community. I loved seeing some of our San Francisco designers show their work in Portland for the first time and welcoming Portland designers to San Francisco for their first Bay Area market.

We formed our first Advisory Committee. I bet you didn’t know that this year I was receiving magical advice from the wind beneath my wings–Rebecca Sako, Tricia Choi, Lorraine Sanders, Jonathan Warner, Michelle Salta, Kristen Philipkoski, Lily Ko, and Sarah Filley.

If you’ve never had advisors before, I highly recommend it. It’s like being an eccentric super hero and putting together a customized team of martial arts and weapons experts. I can’t wait to see who will join the advisory committee in 2015.

We hosted San Francisco’s first Fashion Revolution Day to remember the victims of the Bangladesh garment factory disaster that killed 1,113 workers. In April we teamed up with 60 countries around the world to help promote awareness and positive change in the fashion industry by asking the question: Who Made Your Clothes?

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the video, please watch it HERE.

We expanded our team to work with some really awesome ladies. I hope you had a chance to meet Dawndae Hamilton, our Portland Event Director. She was responsible for curating the local designers and musicians. If you didn’t get a chance to meet her, you can learn more at her creative coaching site HERE. We also started working with a new PR Director, Andrea Plell, whose mission of working with sustainable businesses magnetized us to each other. To learn more about Andrea’s ethical fashion PR work, please visit her site HERE.

We lost two dear collaborators. Our friend George Schnakenberg III, a multi-talented designer who showed his solar powered electric bicycles with us at Urban Air Market in Hayes Valley, and our friend Shell Thomas, who co-hosted our first night market in Fern Alley as part of the Lower Polk Art Walk, both passed away unexpectedly this year.

All I can say is I miss you guys. Thank you for what you’ve shown me and for everything you’ve done for our city. The art and design community will not be the same without you.


Designer Spotlight: Volk

At Urban Air Market, we love getting the DL on our designers- where they are from, what goes into the making of their products, their opinions about life, etc. This Sunday at our Hayes Valley event, we will be featuring a new vendor– a beautiful handbag line called VOLK. We were happy to catch up with founder Leila to get the ins and outs of this emerging brand.


U: When did you start your line VOLK?


I launched Volk in the fall of 2013. I’ve been a professional seamstress for many years but had never worked with leather. So the first 8 months were spent just developing designs and learning the ropes.


U: What kind of leather do you use, and where do you source it?


I use primarily cow hides of several finishes. I source them from two different hide houses located in California. I studied the art of old world leather with old time leather workers living in Northern California. Who taught me how to work with the hides, including cutting, dying, and finishing techniques passed down to them from their mentors.


U: What led you to become a designer?


I first started designing as a young child, I was obsessed with costuming and going to the ballets with my mother. I would tote around a sketch book and sewed my first dress on the machine at age 5. This lead into making my own clothes and eventually into costume design for myself in my performing years as a dancer. Then I launched a ready to wear collection when I was around 24.

U: What are some inspirations for your current collection?


I take so much of my inspiration from the natural world of textures, shapes, and silhouettes. I love the bumps on the base of deer antlers, and the beautiful motifs on a moths wings. I also love decayed or weathered wood and stone. But I like to bring all of this into a modern container. Where the wildness of Mother Nature is accompanied by the strictness of a smooth edge and mitered corner. The balance of masculine/feminine.


U: Why is it important to you to maintain artisanal craft with your products?


In a world so full of heartless mass production, I find a deep need for hand worked goods. When we wear something, we feel the energy that was put into it. The love really. Not unlike when we eat a home cooked meal versus fast food.

In a world so full of heartless mass production, I find a deep need for hand worked goods. When we wear something, we feel the energy that was put into it.

U: What prompted you to get involved with the Hayes Valley Fall Urban Air Market show?


I have known Danielle for many years and always believed in her vision and what she wanted to bring into the current world of handmade goods. So when she contacted me to tell me about the Hayes Valley show I was excited to partake.


U: Can you explain your design process?


My design process typically starts with an overall vision, a silhouette and drape or movement of the bag. Then I start to zero in on the actual construction of the body to accomplish this silhouette, and the attachment/application of the custom hardware, and finally the placement and design of the pockets. It usually takes me around 3 prototypes to get it just right, and then I make the final sample to be photographed and reproduced.


U: What does VOLK provide in our current fashion industry?


Volk provides a very unique and uninterrupted view on the world of handbags and accessories. Where the hardware is like none other and the design is spurred from classic, durable styles that are a daily go to. It’s for people that aren’t afraid to make a statement everyday, people that don’t need an excuse or reason to celebrate.

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