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Vendor Spotlight: Atelier Prelude + Black Market Group + Minkara

At Urban Air market, we celebrate the focal point of sustainability through various talented vendors. We have three particular Vendor Ambassadors who we feel truly lead by example. To show our appreciation for their continued excellence, we wanted to share their stories and highlight their missions and contributions towards a social good.

The first of our Vendor Ambassadors is Atelier Prelude, a brand committed to sourcing the world’s softest, natural fabrics with a mission to promote sustainable and ethical fashion. Beginning in 2015, the San Franciscan label creates fashionable and timeless garments in the current era of “fast fashion”, where low-quality textiles are produced in bulk and designed to be disposed of in a relatively short period. To Atelier Prelude, quality clothing will always be superior to cheap clothing with respect to texture and comfort; reasonably so, as these are the two factors that are arguably the most important when discussing wearable goods. This brand places great emphasis on sourcing premium materials from around the world to produce beautiful pieces that will last long, feel great, and look amazing. One would not need to look any further than their signature cotton and cashmere to see that they meet sustainability guidelines by being officially certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard.

 

Our next Vendor Ambassador is The Black Market Group, East Bay based skincare brand delivering beautiful skin through products such as face masks, bar soaps, and moisturizers, all of which are made using natural resources. The brand is able to give back by going against the grain of cosmetics made through conventionally produced methods, which have been known to deposit chemicals such as BHA/BHT into the air and ocean. This is toxic to our environment and strongly contributes towards the death of aquatic species. In light of this fact, Black Market Group utilizes ingredients for their natural health and beauty products that are farmed and manufactured organically to ensure fewer detrimental chemicals are put into the air and water. Through this methodology, the label is able to give back towards consumers while still being mindful of the world we all reside in. Additionally, there are also many benefits of using natural beauty goods. One of their products, traditional African Black Soap, has moisturizing properties, anti-eczema/psoriasis applications, and active ingredients which will work with your skin to decrease redness, irritation, and breakouts.

Finally, we have Teresa Soler, a Los Angeles based jeweler who handcrafts unique, elegant, and lasting accessories under the brand Minkara. The name Minkara is a reference to the Australian Indigenous word for the “Silver Wattle Tree” (also called Mimosa or Acacia Dealbata), and is a tribute to the evolution of her creative process from influences during her time living in Australia. Inspired by nature and various cultures, Minkara utilizes a combination of materials such as Gold, wood, silver, copper, brass, gold, and gemstones gathered from all corners of the world. Minkara is conscious of minimizing the environmental impact of the jewelry making process, choosing to opt-in for the usage of recycled metals, found objects, and resourced remnants. If you are looking to up your personal aesthetic while also retaining cultural, social, and environmental consciousness, see for yourself how Minkara’s minimalist designs result in pieces that are both effortlessly stylish and truly outstanding.

If you are looking to experience the luxurious feel of Atelier Prelude’s curated fabrics, enhance your day/night routine and end up with silky smooth skin through Black Market Group’s cosmetic goods, or simply accessorize and elevate your look through Minkara’s specialty jewelry, then be sure to check out them out at Urban Air Market. You won’t want to miss it!

** All photos have been taken from Vendor’s respective websites **

To learn more about guest blogger Tony Nguyen and Hidden Fest, visit @nguyenynot @hiddenfest and hiddenfest.com 

UAM: Hayes Valley Spring

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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

 

Plus:

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.

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