The importance of local manufacturing to the Bay Area’s economy and to our physical safety has become increasingly clear this year.
In addition to ensuring that we have the essential products we need to survive, our local manufacturers have set a shining example of creative problem-solving: retooling to offer new products; displaying deep caring for their employees; modeling responsibility to the greater community through donations and volunteering; and, above all, leading with vision and heart.
Join SFMade, MFG:SJ, the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative, and our 30+ partner cities and counties in paying tribute to the work that manufacturers do every day to create a safe and robust Bay Area during 2020 Bay Area Manufacturing Week.
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Join us for a tour of Designing A Difference Sewing House’s full-service sewing factory in the Dogpatch! CEO Rebecca Cahua will tell her story and show us what types of garments she produces, and how. This is a rare occasion to see a sewing factory in action. From patterns to gradings, prototypes, screen printing and full service production, Rebecca can also answer any questions. We will meet in front of D.a.D. Sewing House. One of the SFMade staff will hold…Find out more »
Join us for a tour of four different neighboring manufacturers, all located in the Manufacturing Foundry at 150 Hooper St! This fast-paced tour includes an alcohol tasting for ages 21+. We will start with a tour of advanced mechanical engineering firm Swope Design Solutions, then visit the pattern & sample apparel studio Yorkland Productions, stop by non-profit makerspace Humanmade, and finish with a tour of Seven Stills – including both their current location at 150 Hooper and the construction site…Find out more »
Urban FarmGirls Garden Design Company creates a distinct line of garden products, specializing in Pozzola artisan pots & ornamentals, succulent living wreaths and vertical garden boxes for exterior and interior enjoyment. Come explore their studio and learn how they make their artisan pots and wreaths. More info about Urban FarmGirls here: http://www.urbanfarmgirls.com/ We will meet in front of Urban Farmgirls. One of the SFMade staff will hold an SFMade Week sign and will check you in before heading inside. The…Find out more »
Join us and learn how paper is made! We use traditional Western and Eastern papermaking techniques to produce sheets one at a time. Our paper is made from old rags, locally grown plant fibers, and/or other plant based textiles that are otherwise headed for the waste stream. We will meet outside in front of Shotwell Paper Mill. One of the SFMade staff will hold an SFMade Week sign and will check you in before heading inside. Please wear close-toed shoes,…Find out more »
Get a glimpse at centuries-old craft brewing traditions, a taste of San Francisco history, and a flight of selected Anchor beers. Reserve tickets online. We can accommodate walk-ins Monday through Thursday as space permits. Tours are 90 minutes long. Tours are open to people of all ages. Only those 21+ can imbibe. Please bring your ID. Please wear close-toed shoes, and make sure to check the other events happening during SFMade Week & MFG Day! Questions? Please email email@example.com *****…Find out more »