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Call for Sustainable Design

You’re invited to join an Atlanta community of curated vendors for our one day pop-up marketplace.

 

Urban Air Market, a curated marketplace for sustainable design, makes its Atlanta debut in East Atlanta Village on Saturday, October 8, 2016 to kick off the fall season in style.

 

After 10+ years on the West Coast, Urban Air Market brings our street fair design festival to Atlanta to showcase emerging sustainable designers and artists and to allow conscious consumers to buy local, one of a kind, quality products directly from the artisans themselves.

 

In addition to shopping outdoors in one of Atlanta’s fastest growing and hippest neighborhoods, guests can enjoy live performances by local musicians like The Waymores and Santi & Tuğçe. Nearby, you will find neighborhood favorites We Suki SukiThe Argosy, and the South’s most talked about music venue, The Earl.

 

Attendees can also get creative by joining the interactive collage project with West Side Social and enter contest giveaways from WeWork and The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. Urban Air Market is FREE to attend.

 

Featured vendors include: Nicobella Organics. Twenty Two West, Yoloha Yoga, A. Battiste Handmade Jewelry, Crunchy Balm and Body, Little Lula, Goods that Matter, Raw Spoon, Community Farmers Markets, Kendal Leonard Designs, Westside Social, Charm Me by Ashley, and Sayuri Designs.

 

Urban Air Market: Atlanta
A curated marketplace for sustainable design
Saturday, October 8th / 11am-6pm
Glenwood Ave @ Flat Shoals Ave
East Atlanta Village

Please email: michelle@urbanairmarket.com  with any questions.

Indian Summer Tote Giveaway!

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Hey Bay Area!

 

We are sharing the Indian Summer warmth by giving away ONE tote bag filled with our vendor must-haves during this one-of-a-kind season upon us. Hayes Valley Urban Air Market has collaborated with this year’s vendors to connect with our shoppers and bring in our unique season with this special gift.

 

Products inside are donated by the following Vendors: Atelier Prelude, Clau, neolid USA, Stretchery, and more! Here are a few of them:

NATURAL GLOW

Atelier Prelude Organic Blush

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Certified Organic Baked Blush: Non-toxic and natural, this certified organic bronzer is the prefect touch to your Indian Summer ensemble. The copper blush will give your cheeks a natural radiance and an instant glow, so you will shimmer no matter how much sun time you get in. And best yet, a tiny bit goes a long way so prepare to use Atelier Prelude’s gift all year long before needing another!

 

TRAVELING SIDEKICK

TWIZZ Travel Mug: Whether you are joining your friends at the park, or sitting aside an evening campfire at Ocean Beach, this hot-AND-cold-friendly mug won’t leave your side during all your Indian Summer Extravaganzas. Neolid USA is responsible for this unique mug that doesn’t require a lid and doesn’t leak! The innovative concept is a silicone twisting membrane attached to the mug that allows the consumer to drink all beverages without having to worry about the lid.

 

WILD AND FREE

Sea + Salt Hair Mist: A “beach wave” style texturizing spray, for the days your feeling the beach vibe or just need a little pick me up in the hair department. Herbs + Oils Bath, a natural skin care and beauty company has you covered in your effortless approach to looking fabulous all Indian Summer long. And Fun Fact: Herbs + Oils Bath is founded by a mother/daughter duo in their Gainesville kitchen.

 
To have a chance at winning our Indian Summer Tote, enter the Giveaway by:

    1. RSVP here before the event.
    2. At the event, fill out a brief survey at our info booth between 11am-6pm.

The winner will be chosen at random and notified after the event. Prize will be mailed USPS to winner.

Don’t want to fill out the survey? Anyone who RSVPs on Eventbrite still gets a free tote bag. Just stop by the info booth to check in and take a bag to shop with! Be sure to come early as we are only giving away bags as supplies last.

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DIY Press Coverage

 

Do you want to reach out to the media and get more press without breaking the bank? You can do it! Especially with some help from an expert in the field.

Urban Air Market is partnering with Make Me Look Academy to provide entrepreneurs participating in the Hayes Valley Spring show with downloadable media content and a FREE one hour consultation with Lorraine Sanders, journalist and host of the Spirit of 608 podcast that explores FEST topics: fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability + tech.

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Lorraine is a FEST-obsessed fashion journalist whose work has appeared in print and online publications that include Women’s Wear Daily, San Francisco Chronicle, HarpersBazaar.com, FastCompany, USA Today, NPR, Inc., Forbes, Women 2.0 and many others. A writer by trade, she’s the exact person so many companies pay expensive PR teams to reach. Now you can go straight to the source.

Here’s a great resource to get you started:

Want more personalized assistance with getting press and media attention?

ENTER TO WIN YOUR PERSONALIZED “MAKE ME LOOK” CONSULTATION:

Enter to win by Friday, April 29, 2016. The winner(s) will be announced on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

1. Invite all of your friends to the Urban Air Market event on Facebook

2. Post an image of your work on the event page to get customers excited to see you.

3. Post the Eventbrite Shopper rsvp link on your wall so that your friends and fans will see it.

4. Like the Urban Air Market page on Facebook for updates.

5. Follow @UrbanAirMarket on Twitter and Instagram

6. Tag @UrbanAirMarket in a post on Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #urbanairmarket

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Creating for a Better Tomorrow

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Needless to say our world is changing day to day- and as more and more companies come into creation, there are a special few that strive to help make a change for the better. Vendors who participate at Urban Air Market not only make it a conscious point to take the environment and their communities into consideration, they aim to progress the two in a way that will ensure a better future.

Urban Air Market’s goal is to showcase sustainable design and social conscious vendors in a creative pop-up space for all to enjoy. With so many vendors dedicated to sustainable design, we’d like to highlight some who are working toward larger environmental and societal changes.

Each of these designers will be featured at our upcoming Hayes Valley Urban Air Market show in San Francisco on Sunday, May 1st! RSVP here

 

Feminine Funk

The owner of Feminine Funk-Nicole Grier wanted to start her own T-shirt brand that would accurately represent “funky” women of all shapes, colors, and sizes. Feminine Funk aims to challenge societal norms of beauty, and offers a product that assists in the inclusion of all types of women. The selection of unique and fun T-shirts will have any women feeling their best and have them strutting their way through life.

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No Tox Life

This local family-run business offers handmade body care products using highest quality natural ingredients possible, No Tox Life’s was created to provide, toxic-free vegan body care to help an individual live a cleaner and greener life. Each product is made from 100% natural ingredients that will do no harm to you and especially the environment.

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Indosole

As a reaction to worsening environmental conditions in Indonesia, Indosole was created in order to help out the country in a very unique and proactive way. Indosole produces incredible shoes out of repurposed tires that would otherwise be left in landfills. The transformative nature of this product is beneficial to many-and is one step in the direction of a more sustainable future for all.

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Doalittle

With growing concerns about our endangered animal species, Doalittle found inspiration and a need to help in some way. As their slogan says “Doalittle-Helpalot” by purchasing on of their T-shirts you are helping a greater cause. The proceeds from each purchase are donated to a conservation organization whose efforts go toward the protection of endangered animals in hopes of helping them eventually thrive.

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Banau

Banau means “Let’s create” in Nepali. After seeing the reality of Human Trafficking in Nepal, the founders of Banau wanted to help out these individuals in a way that they felt could be most beneficial. In 2015, Banau was started and aims to create jobs and alternatives to human trafficking in a safe way. In addition, 100% of the proceeds made from the jewelry go towards the growth and development of vocational Workshops within the 24 districts around Nepal.

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Make sure to come out to Urban Air Market’s Spring Show in Hayes Valley, San Francisco on Sunday May 1st- and discover in person these impactful vendors and so many more. Shop for good with us!

Fashion Revolution Week

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On 24th April each year, Fashion Revolution Day brings everyone in the fashion value chain together to help raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, show the world that change is possible, and celebrate all those involved in creating a more sustainable future.

 

Urban Air Market is a proud member of the Sustainable Fashion SF Bay Area Group and our community is hosting three events to launch Fashion Revolution Week.

 

*Monday, April 18 – Sunday, April 24 :: Fashion Revolution Pop-Up at Skunk Funk SF (San Francisco)

Skunk Funk SF will be hosting a Pop-Up Shop for Slow Fashion Brands based in the Bay Area in coordination with Fashion Revolution to highlight brands that are changing the norms of fashion through ethical and sustainable practices. Come browse and see for yourself what innovative local companies are doing to make the world better one item at a time.

 

Featuring:
New Market Goods
Tonle
Tripty Project
Annaborgia 
Callina Style

 

Panelists:
REBECCA BURGESS, Founder of Fibershed
SHAMINI DHANA, Founder and CEO of DHANA INC.
STARRE VARTAN, Founder and Editor for ECO-CHICK

 

*Sunday, April 24 (at 4pm) :: Fashion Revolution FASH MOB PARADE! (San Francisco)
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Wellness Zone at Urban Air Market’s Holiday Show

 

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Start the New Year at your peak performance by visiting our Health and Wellness Zone at our Holiday Show. With leaders in sustainable health care, you can get your end-of-the year body tune up or just check out what they have to offer for you and your family for the coming year.

Dogpatch Massage and Bodywork helps people overcome life altering injuries so they can live life with the passion and vigor they long for. Modalities include a combination of deep tissue, swedish, trigger point therapy, active release, and myofascial active release. Each treatment is personalized to your goals, needs and personality.

The owner, Jennifer, started her massage therapy business in 1995 in Austria, Italy and Slovenia where she worked with the national ice hockey teams as well as professional downhill skiers. She works with people who are focused on improving their quality of life. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue and trigger point therapy….helping to release old, negative energy that keeps you from functioning freely, whether it be physical, mental, or spiritual.

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Body Gallery can help you get back to the active lifestyle you were meant to have. Their boutique in San Francisco captures the art of personalized pilates using a cutting-edge assessment technique that reveals your specific areas of weakness. This highly sophisticated program helps with recovery or body adjustments needed so you can experience healing and power for the new year.

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The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a leader in promoting sustainable health care will be there taking in new patients. They are the “Best of the Bay” in service, proudly diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco since 1981. ACTCM provides effective, affordable treatment for a wide variety of conditions and diseases using acupuncture, herbs and other healing modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Lawlor, the Upper Cervical Chiropractor of San Francisco, is hoping he won’t need to do any adjustments at the show. He specifically evaluates, measures and monitors head-neck alignment and also helps with other neurological disorders from headaches and migraines, to TMJ dysfunction and traumatic events. Stop by to see if you need an adjustment or become a regular patient for 2016.

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Our Wellness Zone has been curated for our holiday shoppers to start a happy and healthy new year!

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

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.

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