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Small Business Saturday Pop Up!

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Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 to celebrate supporting local small businesses. This year will be our 4th year of participating and we couldn't be more excited! We were so grateful for those who shop at our little store so we want to thank you for supporting us and our makers! Join us Saturday November 25th for a special Pop Up and day of fun! Here's what's going on:

-Local florist Rust and Flourish will be popping up with beautiful handmade wreaths perfect for adorning your door this holiday season. She's also bringing beautiful plants to brighten up your office and home this winter. 

-Local pastry and confection company Le Dix-Sept will be joining us with her delicious fresh baked pastries and nougats. They make a delightful treat for breakfast! Make sure you come before she sells out!

-Local clothing company, AsA will be bringing a special curated rack of their beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces. Each garment is a work of art that has been slowly woven by hand or sewn from vintage fabrics by Oakland designer Tawny Holt.

-We will be giving away FREE tote bags to the first 20 shoppers

-Enjoy a FREE cup of cider to warm up while shopping

-Enter in our raffle to win a gift basket full of goodies made by our local and independent artists. Also included in the gift basket are 4 tickets to ANY show at the New Conservatory Theatre Center! How amazing is that?!

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Meet the Maker: Mary Marie Knits

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Richmond-based knitter Cara Corey has been selling her hand knit hats, scarves and rope baskets in the shop since we first opened. Now she regularly teaches workshops, including our popular hand crochet blanket class, rope basket making, and our new knit a chunky scarf workshop. O and you probably recognize her face because she even works at the store once a week!

Cara describes her line, Mary Marie Knits, as simple and modern, and she gravitates toward chunky yarns and large-scale knitting. "I try to pick styles that are timeless, so you can wear them year after year," she says. 

Get to know Cara with our Q&A below. 

The seed stitch cowl comes in two lengths: single and double loop 

The seed stitch cowl comes in two lengths: single and double loop 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

I draw a lot of inspiration from Scandinavian design. It has always been easy to find chunky wool yarns in Europe. Only recently have they become popular and easy to find here. I will try knitting with anything, including rope and my own felted wool cord. 

I am also inspired by the handiwork of my grandmother, Mary Marie Mason. She passed her love of crafting on to my mom, sister, and I. So I intend to pass it on to my kids. 

Crowns are available in child and adult sizes. 

Crowns are available in child and adult sizes. 

If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

My husband and I frequent the old-school taco truck that's parked outside of the Hotsy Totsy Club in El Cerrito. I usually get tacos al pastor. 

What do you like most about the maker community?

Most of us did not come from a business background (I started out as a journalist.) So I think there is a spirit of community and helping each other succeed that doesn't exist in other fields. Every time I attend a maker event, I meet more amazing people, and I have been blown away by how kind, accepting and supportive they have been. 

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Where is your favorite place to travel?

That's a tough one. I don't travel as much now that I have little kids and I miss it! I have a sweet spot for Boulder, Colorado, where I used to live. A few years ago my best friend and I took a Mediterranean cruise. I would love to go back to just about any of the places we stopped in Greece, Italy, France and Spain. I would also LOVE to go to Australia someday. 

What do you want for your next birthday?

A shopping spree at gather! Seriously, I have about 50 items on my wish-list right now. 

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What does your work space look like? 

I have a little cottage behind my house that was just a dirty garage when we moved in. My husband and his dad decided to finish the walls and make it into a studio for me. It was a dramatic transformation and I feel so lucky to have a place for my many, many yarns. 

Surprise Sample Sale with oh, hello friend!

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This Sunday during our gather x Harumi K winter collection brunch party we will also be having a surprise sample sale with a very special guest! oh, hello friend will be popping up with her adorable stationary goods (all which will be UNDER $5)! Free gifts for the first 25 customers! Get here early to shop the sale, try on our new collection, and sip a mimosa or two! O and there will be a special play area for the kiddos!

gather x Harumi K Winter Collection Brunch Party (with special guest oh, hello friend)
Sunday November 12th 11a-1p
541 Octavia St., SF

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gather x Harumi K Collection is here!

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We are so excited about our latest collaboration with local designer Harumi K. We've been working for months to create the line and can't believe it's finally here! This time around Daisy wanted to create beautiful clothing that was durable enough to run after her kiddos in. As a mom of a 2 month old and 2 year old her clothes need to be functional. All of the items happen to work before, during, and after pregnancy are breast feeding friendly. What a wonderful bonus. We also added matching toddler pieces this time around because let's be honest who doesn't want a little mini me?

If you're local be sure to stop by our brunch debut party at the shop this Sunday from 11a-1p. We'll have mimosas, scones, and a play area for the kiddos while you try on the collection. Meet the duo who put the collection together, gather owner Daisy and clothing designer Sherry of Harumi K. Check out the pieces below (and shop it on our online shop if you can't make it on Sunday). But hurry this collection is limited and only available at gather. 

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gather x Harumi K Winter Collection Brunch

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Join us Sunday November 12th at 11a as we celebrate our newest clothing collaboration with local designer Sherry of Harumi K. For our exclusive winter collection we're introducing toddler pieces to the mix (tops and dresses 12months - 3T)! gather owner Daisy wanted clothes that she and her kids could run around in but still feel put together. We love the beautiful prints and charismatic knits Daisy and Sherry hand selected. The best part is all the women's pieces are nursing friendly and can be worn throughout pregnancy too. They make a great gift for moms and moms to be or just anyone wanting comfortable and versatile pieces. And the matching toddler pieces are adorable - who doesn't want a little mini me?  No need for a babysitter, bring the kiddos as we will have a little area with crafts and games for them to play. We'll even have extra staff on hand so you can try the collection on and enjoy a mimosa (or two)! Each purchase during the party comes with a handmade bath salt soak to take home. 

gather x Harumi K Winter Collection Brunch

Sunday November 12th 11a-1p

gather - 541 Octavia St, SF

Painted Bead Necklace Workshop!

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Join us for our new Painted Bead Necklaces Workshop on Tuesday November 7th at 7p. What better way to instantly spruce up an outfit than with a new handmade statement necklace? Instructor and co-owner of gather, Daisy McClellan has been designing jewelry for over 9 years. Learn all her tips and tricks to paint wooden beads in a bunch of different patterns and looks as well as various ways to finish your necklaces. Once you learn, you won't be able to stop making them for you and your friends. Leave with an instruction guide and where to source materials. No experience necessary. You'll leave with at least three finished necklaces.

This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. What better way to unwind?

Painted Bead Workshop

Tuesday November 7th from 7-9p: $40

Purchase tickets here (hurry space is limited!)

Meet the Maker: Desiree Salas

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Oakland-based designer Desiree Salas creates vintage-inspired, feminine women’s clothing for all seasons. "I love designing pretty dresses in colorful retro prints that are either floral or nature themed," she says. "My signature piece is a 1940's-inspired A-line wrap dress that’s been nicknamed 'The boyfriends' favorite'."

Her basics, which you may have seen on our racks, also include a dark denim '70's inspired wrap skirt (a nod to Marsha Brady) and a lightweight chambray denim utility dress. Desiree hand drafts and sizes all of her patterns. "After working years in corporate fashion, I've perfected my fit and feel, and that's a big selling point," she says. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

My biggest inspiration is people watching! Bay Area women really have such a unique and individual style. I love how they mix prints, seasons and pieces from different eras. There are no rules here.

Also many of the local boutique owners have stylish customers that I've been known to stalk someone for blocks to take note of what they're wearing. 

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If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

I absolutely LOVE El Sabrosito in Oakland. It's home style Salvadoran food. The truck is only parked weekdays on Broadway and 3rd. They have the most delicious pupusas stuffed with veggies & cheese or chicharron & beans. Perfect topped with their coleslaw and a cold horchata. I love that it's run by two sisters, Claudia & Maria, that work side by side and are inspired by their parents' family recipes.

What do you like most about the maker community?

The maker community is so supportive! Trunk shows and maker fairs are a great way to meet other artists. Often, working on your craft can be isolating if you don't share studio space. Working intensively, hours can go by without talking with anyone. I feel that at maker events, it's a great what to connect, share your craft, insight and experiences.

I'm always inspired by how hard makers work and how passionate they are about sharing their product.

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Where is your favorite place to travel?

I love traveling to Mexico and recently went 2 years in a row. I love the artistry work that each town has to offer. In Guadalajara, I found the most beautiful hand-embroidered dress and tops and colorful woven shoes. In Sayulita, I was enthralled with the brightly colored tassels, pom poms and dream catchers everywhere. The tassels were used to decorate everything from purses to blouses to car visors!

What do you want for your next birthday?

A Sodastream!

What does your work space look like? .

It's really a funky shack behind my home. I have large windows that look out to my lemon, fig and orange trees. It feels like a cabin and a wonderful relaxing place to work. It's stocked full of my years of collecting machines, trims and bolts of fabrics.

Hand Crochet Blanket Workshop

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Join us Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 7p and learn to make a warm and cozy hand crocheted blanket with Cara Corey. This on trend throw will impress all your friends and look gorgeous in your home. This technique uses only your fingers to make the loops — no crochet hook or crochet experience required! —  and a super soft and chunky yarn that works up very quickly. You will leave the class with a finished throw that is perfect for curling up in. 

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. Workshop includes all yarn/materials in price. 

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop : $75

Thursday November 2nd 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

Weaving Workshop

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Join us at gather Thursday October 19th at 7p as we learn the basics of weaving in our Intro to Weaving Workshop. In this class Jennie Lennick will teach us how to successfully make your own loom, warp it, weave with a needle and shuttle, and decorative techniques like adding tassels and braids. You will have the option of turning your beautiful weaving into a wall hanging or a statement necklace – how cool is that?

All materials will be provided and everyone will take home their project with an instruction packet for later reference.

Jennie owns Jenny Lemons, a small-batch clothing company based in the Mission. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. She moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting. Jennie loves constructing garments and teaching workshops all over the city. 

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

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Thursday October 19th at 7p

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Meet the Maker: Krista Tranquilla

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Inspired by the mountains where she grew up and the ones where she currently lives in Truckee, CA, jewelry maker Krista Tranquilla creates outdoor-themed necklaces, earrings, cuffs and more. From John Muir quotes to constellations to ocean and forest imagery, Krista's beautiful work evokes a sense of calm. 

Learn more about Krista and see examples of her jewelry below. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

My inspiration mainly comes from the idea of being outside. I am also inspired by brave and adventurous people.

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If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

For me, it is all about the sauces. So a food truck that would have a bowl of good food and killer sauces to choose from.

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What do you like most about the maker community?

I love how supportive everyone is and that the idea of collaboration is generally shared by all.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

I dream about international travel all the time, but we (my husband and 2 daughters) can be found backpacking in the Sierra or camping on the coast when it comes time to travel..

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What do you want for your next birthday?

A day of pampering.

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What does your work space look like? 

I just moved into a bigger space in my house. It has lots of light and it is very messy. I love it.

Leather Crafting Workshop

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Join us next week on Tuesday October 24th at 7pm for our new Leather Crafting Workshop. In this introductory class, we will learn to make three leather key chains including on trend leather tassels and hand stamped ones. We will cover types of leather, pattern making, cutting, tools, stamps, hand stitching, hand painting, and finishing techniques. You will leave the class with the knowledge to to create designs on leather for a variety of future projects (wallets, coasters, the list is endless...)

Our instructor, Rebecca Saylor has taught many past gather workshops and will give you the knowledge to go home and create endless leathercrafts you and your friends. Sign up early, seating is limited.

All materials provided. This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Leather Crafting Workshop
Tuesday October 24th - 7pm-9pm
$60
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
Sign up now!

Meet the Maker: Elizabeth Street Cosmetics

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Elizabeth Street Cosmetics owner Kelly Crispen designs a collection of anti-oxidant-based and preservative-free lipsticks and lip glosses in several rich colors. 

Each lip color is named for a street in San Francisco, from Valencia to Hayes to Stockton and more. Her lipsticks are also paraben-free and infused with Vitamin E and vanilla. Learn more about this local designer below.

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

Inspiration comes from walking the streets of San Francisco and collecting Pantone color swatches.

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If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

Bowl’d Acai. The original gangster. Acai bowls are better than any dessert imaginable.

What do you like most about the maker community?

The positive energy and warmth that comes from them is incredible. I’ve made so many friends in this realm. We lift each other up and support each other with whatever is needed.

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Where is your favorite place to travel?

Kauai. Enough said. Dreaming of going back.

What do you want for your next birthday?

A bottle of Le Labo Vanille 44 or Gaiac 10 perfume.

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What does your work space look like? 

My work space (pictured above) is organized chaos. Desk full of flat lipstick boxes ready to assemble, spools of labels waiting to go on their components, online orders on their way to ship out.

The Shops Sale is Back!

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Did you miss our Spring sales event? Well you're in luck! The Shops Sale is back this Fall! Join us Saturday October 21st from noon-4p at Temescal Brewing Company in Oakland as we pop up with a group of other locally owned shops for a super sales shopping experience. Each shop will be bringing a rack of past styles marked at a steep discount. Help us all make room for our new Fall merchandise in our shops and snag beautiful tops, dress, jackets and more for a steal. Men's and women's items will be marked 50-80% off! This is a bi-annual event and you won't find discounted prices like this anywhere else. 

RSVP in Facebook and tell all your friends. What could be better than an afternoon of sales shopping and beer? Kiki Hair Magic will also be on site with a special braid bar! Get your hair weekend ready with a beautiful braid crown!


The Shops Sales
Saturday October 21st from noon- 4p
Temescal Brewing Company


Here are a list of shops participating. Check back for updates:

gather - gathersf.com
Neeko - shopneeko.com
Dandelion Post - dandelionpost.com
Half Hitch Goods - halfhitchgoods.com
Seedstore - seedstoresf.com
Foggy Notion - foggy-notion.com
Resurrect - resurrectoakland.com
Ale Katz - alekatz.com
Field Day - fielddayandfriends.com
Covet - .covetsf.com
Oak Common - oakcommon.com
Tonle - tonle.com
La Loba - shoplaloba.com/

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Natural Beauty Workshop

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Join us for our Natural Beauty Workshop on Thursday October 5th at 7p. We often think about what we put inour body but what about what we put on our body? Do you know what's in your skin products and makeup? In our next workshop we will learn how to make our own natural make up and lip scrub, free of harsh chemicals.  Instructor, Alana Rivera uses natural and organic ingredients to great her farm-to-bottle apothecary line Etta + Billie. Create a balm that is both nourishing and adds just the right amount of color to lips and cheeks. You'll choose your own hydrating blends of natural oils and mix up your very own lip and cheek tint. You'll also learn how to concoct a natural lip scrub to keep your lips healthy as we enter winter.

This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Natural Beauty Workshop
Thursday October 5th from 7p-9p: $45
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
Register now - Hurry space is limited!

Instructor Bio:

After years of pushing paper around in corporate America, feeling deeply unsatisfied and utterly uncreative, Alana found her calling by combining her belief in the attitude changing power of a good shower and her love of good food. After receiving a soapmaking book in her Christmas stocking, she discovered a passion for whipping up soap and body care goodness using ingredients from her kitchen. She founded Etta + Billie, a natural bath + body company in 2009 focusing on simple, yet effective formulas that are inspired by her favorite farm to table recipes. Etta + Billie products can now be found in boutiques across the United States and have been featured in publications like Japanese Vogue, 7x7, Sunset, and Refinery 29. When not in her soap workshop, she's often cooking with friends and family, honing her cocktail making skills at home or dreaming up her next food-based travel adventure.

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Meet the Maker: Sarah Liller

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California native Sarah Liller started her line Sarah Liller San Francisco in 2012 after attending Parsons Design School in New York. Each piece is sewn in downtown San Francisco, and the fabric is milled in the USA. Sarah describes her line this way: Sarah Liller SF is meant to be the building blocks of every woman’s wardrobe. Made from the most buttery soft rayon/lycra jersey, the line is easy and flattering. Sarah Liller SF is meant for urbanites on the go, stylish moms, and low key fashionistas.

Sarah's pieces have been flying off the racks since we started carrying them a few months ago, so we are excited to get to know her a little better. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

I watched a lot of old movies growing up, and I was always inspired by the easy elegance of the heroines in them. I like designing clothing that embodies that sense of easy elegance. I think that if you feel good in what you're wearing, your confidence and strength show through, so that's a huge part of my design philosophy, combining elegance, comfort, and style so that the woman wearing my clothes can really shine.

If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

I LOVE the Chai Cart...I'm obsessed with a good chai. The key is spicy and not too sweet!

What do you like most about the maker community?

Everyone is so eager to help each other in San Francisco. I also love how many female-owned businesses there are in the maker community at large. Women lifting other women up is my MO.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

I love traveling to places like New York and Paris for style inspiration and natural places like Costa Rica and Bali to ground myself. I'm a naturalist, I love seeing nature and wildlife in other countries, but I also like places where I can get a nice cocktail and wear a pair of heels!

What do you want for your next birthday?

I love traveling on my birthday, so I'd love to go on a trip somewhere exotic like Morocco. I also love anything spiritual, so a tarot card reading or some crystals would totally be my jam!

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What does your work space look like?

My work space is in a building that used to be the Best Foods mayonnaise factory in SF. I have a bunch of machines that I use for making samples and also a couch/hang out section for thinking and designing in. When I'm designing a new line, I always sketch it out and put it up on the wall. I'll catch a glimpse of it every once in a while and get an idea about how to make something better or how something should be put together.

What music or podcast do you love right now?

When I'm sewing or using my hands, I love listening to podcasts. My favorite is called You Must Remember This, which tells juicy stories about Hollywood stars of the 20th century.

The music I listen to while designing always shifts season to season. For fall 17, I was listening to a lot of 1970's yacht rock. For spring 18, I'm listening to a lot of 60's French pop.

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Image Transfer to Wood Workshop Back Next Week!

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Join us for our popular Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Tuesday September 26th at 7p. 

Our instructor, Chelsea, has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 5 years. We carry her beautiful San Francisco themed pieces in the shop. For this workshop she will  share her secret tips and tricks! 

In this class, Chelsea each teach you: wood preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, distressed-finish techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware on the back of your new art. 

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop Includes:

-2 5x7-inch wood transfers (One image you will complete in class, and the other you will start in class and take home to finish)

-Vintage-themed San Francisco photos*

-All art materials

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed - all levels welcome!

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Tuesday September 26th: 7p-9p: $40-$45*

541 Octavia St., SF

Purchase your spot here.

*If you use our vintage themed San Francisco photos the cost is $40 but if you'd like to customize it more you can use your own photos for $45. If you are using your own photos we recommend good contrast and high resolution digital files. We advise you to stay away from portraits (people or animal), as they are tougher to make sure the distressing doesn’t happen over important parts like faces. Please email pictures to hello@gathersf.com by Tuesday September 19th .

Registration closes at midnight on Monday September 18th for custom pictures ($45) and Sunday September 24th for SF themed option ($40).

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Meet the Maker: Alamere

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Andrew in Alamere's City Puff jacket.

Alamere Designs co-owners Andrew Langsdorf and Joanne Huang both grew up spending a lot of time outdoors, from snowboarding in the winter to camping and beach trips in the summer. "When starting Alamere, we wanted to create clothing that was technically sound to take to all these places, but could also fit in around town without looking too sporty or flashy," Andrew says. "We use as many sustainable fabrics as possible, such as merino wool and recycled-content fleece, and manufacture everything in the Bay Area."

Learn more about these San Francisco designers and their assistant pup, Fuzz. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

Design inspiration can come from anywhere – nature, art, food - basically anything created simply and elegantly. Even a walk through many of the vintage stores in our neighborhood can spark ideas from clothing generations old; an interesting cuff, collar, or stitch line that we’ve never seen before can grow into an entirely new design for us.

If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

Joanne in front of their favorite food truck.

Joanne in front of their favorite food truck.

Easy consensus for us – brave the long line at Senor Sesig and get the California Sesig Burrito with pork, medium spicy. Maybe add fried egg if you’re feeling adventurous. Refer to photo for evidence :)

What do you like most about the maker community?

We love being a part of the local maker community and meeting other designers through organizations like SF Made, and through the awesome retailers we work with. It is always inspiring to see the wide range of skills, passions, and personalities of fellow local makers. We share local manufacturing battle scars, ideas, and help each other feel like we’re not the only ones trying to breathe life into our ‘crazy idea’.

Women's softshell jacket.

Women's softshell jacket.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

Currently, we can’t get enough of the California Sierras. There are so many incredible places to go - Yosemite, Tahoe, Emigrant Wilderness (highly recommend Gem Lake!) - all with enormous mountains, alpine lakes, and old redwoods.

What do you want for your next birthday?

Joanne: a Tahoe weekend in a ski cabin with good friends
Andrew: a trip somewhere warm with surfing and beach time

Joanne and Andrew's dog Fuzz. 

Joanne and Andrew's dog Fuzz. 

What does your work space look like?

We work out of a studio in the Upper Haight with high ceilings and enough space for a cutting table, tons of fabric swatches, a small photo studio, and several racks of clothes filled with samples and completed production. Our team also includes a very expressive dog, Fuzz, who basically runs the show.

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Urban Air Pop Up - Sunday September 17th

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It's that time of year again! Urban Air is taking over Hayes Valley on Sunday September 17th. We love this market, filled with many of our vendors, just right outside our door. We are celebrating that day with a special Pop Up in front of the shop! Rust and Flourish will be there for the day slinging her beautiful plants and flowers. And OodleBaDoodle will be on deck with her adorable pillows and plushies. She'll have brand new designs including unicorns, rainbows, and more! Come join the fun - we will be open special hours that Sunday from 11a-6p!

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Meet the Maker: Passion Lilie (and pre-order the new collection now!)

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Katie Schmidt is the New Orleans-based designer behind Passion Lilie, a women's fair trade and eco-friendly clothing line featuring hand block printed or handwoven fabrics. She describes her styles as "streamlined silhouettes with a flair for the vintage and retro." 

Learn more about Katie's inspirations, worldwide travels and more. And pre-order her newest collection from us seen on our model in the pictures below!

Frostine Dress available here

Frostine Dress available here

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

I create all the patterns, samples and technical drawings by hand. My heart and soul go into every piece. My color inspiration for the prints comes from nature. I am very in tune with my surroundings and I believe that by wearing colorful, happy prints and patterns it will brighten your mood. I am fascinated by the ancient Indian artisanal techniques of dyeing and weaving. The print and color patterns allow for a plethora of design possibilities. I design for all ages and body types and every season my goal is to create a collection that will inspire confidence in the woman who wears it.

Poppy Wrap Dress available here

Poppy Wrap Dress available here

If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

I am a sucker for Mexican food. Originally being from California, Mexican food is a key part of my diet. If the food truck does a good tamale, then that would be my first choice. But I can always do some delicious shrimp or chicken tacos.

What do you like most about the maker community?

I love the supportive camaraderie In New Orleans. We have a great maker community and we are like a big family. We support each other in new adventures and any time a tourist comes to town we are quick to recommend the art and treasures that our fellow makers create.

Ikat Jacket available here

Ikat Jacket available here

Where is your favorite place to travel?

That is a very difficult question for me to answer. I have been to 27 countries and I loved them all. For beautiful beaches - Brazil and Thailand are top on my list, but I do love my trips to India. Despite how busy and crazy India is, when I go there I find a sense of peace and I am humbled. I love all the art and culture in India - that country never ceases to amaze and inspire me.

What does your work space look like? 

When I am in the thick of designing and patterning- I have notes pinned all over the walls with measurements and ideas and pile of construction paper (for patterning) on the floor next to me.

Chevron Sweatshirt available here

Chevron Sweatshirt available here

What do you want for your next birthday?

To be in the company of friends and family…. And maybe on a beach or enjoying some good food.

Natural Perfume Workshop - September 14th

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Join us Thursday September 14th at 7p for our coveted Natural PerfumeWorkshop

In this class, you will learn all about the history of perfume and then create your own custom scent!

Workshop Includes:

  • 15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
  • Your formula blended into a .25 oz spray-bottle
  • A Mini bag for your perfume
  • A take home guide
  • A lively and educational discussion about botanical essences, distillation, and history
  • A mixing session guided by a trained natural perfumer
  • Your formula saved for future refills

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night (just in time for shopping our Fall arrivals)!

Natural Perfume Workshop
gather - 541 Octavia St., San Francisco
Thursday  September 14th - 7p

Purchase tickets here (hurry space is limited!)

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