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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!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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