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PROTOTYPE | PRODUCTION | PROMOTION

OaklandSewn is a full-service, sample development and small-run production company for sewn goods. Our services include:

  • Patternmaking
  • Sustainable Sourcing and Repurposed and High-Tech Materials
  • Responsible Manufacturing
  • Made to Order and Customization Models
  • Innovative Promotion and Sales

Our mission is to support entrepreneurs and ensure good livelihoods for a diverse, local maker-force. OaklandSewn works with artisan producers and local companies that hold similar social and environmental values.

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Members

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Each of our resident members works out of their own studio space in our warehouse. Currently, space is available for local artisans and creatives. If you are interested in becoming a resident member of 25C, please contact us.

Founders

hiroko kurihara designs
Hiroko Kurihara Designs is a socially responsible company that offers unique high-quality textile creations. They strive to foster conscientious consumerism, encouraging people to consider the global and local impact of all their purchasing decisions. With every item sold another is donated, one for one, to a local non-profit that works with people who are homeless.  Come see her high-quality boiled wool apparel and home goods! Hiroko is the founding member of the 25th Street Collective. Visit the website.

2 Mile Wines
Two Mile began as a group of wine and food lovers with a passion for the moments surrounding an exceptional bottle of wine. 2 Mile Wines is  grounded in building local grower relationships and honoring the land they work, as evidenced in 2 Miles continued investment in the highest quality fruit that California has to offer, produced nearly exclusively organically and biodynamically; in a love of true wine which bucks conventional technique; and in the love of friends and family which guides every decision. They make wine in Berkeley and Alameda, with grapes from Sonoma, Livermore, and the Central Coast. Visit their office for a tasting at the 25th Street Collective. Visit the website.

Current Resident Members

Platinum Dirt
Platinum Dirt jackets are one of a kind, handmade out of reclaimed vintage auto upholstery from the genuine leather interiors of old luxury vehicles. Despite the jackets avant-garde appeal, the essence of Platinum Dirt can be summed up in one phrase: Mean and Green. The hood ornament zipper pull, VIN breastplate, and uniquely patterned interior lining add to the jacket’s distinct edge. Reusing leather stripped from vintage cars makes the jackets Green, environmentally friendly, and ensures that our landfills will be that much lighter. Platinum Dirt is that staple sustainable piece for high fashion and celebrity society, with the likes of Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Piven and Adrian Grenier sporting their own one of a kind. Visit the website.

GhEttO GoLdiLocks
GhEttO GoLdiLocks uses exclusively recycled, re-used, rescued, and reclaimed materials to create unique and one-of-a-kind handmade pieces of wearable art. Visit the website.

 

 

sabrina fair
email for information about pattern services — from sample development to tech packs, or come visit the collective to see designs in development or talk about your project. Visit the website.

OLover Hats
OLover Hats produces finely blocked felt and straw headwear and radical mixed media head ornaments. With atypical styles and trims that bend eras in time with the masculine and feminine, artist, owner Elwyn Crawford playfully calls them Agents of Transformation. Hats really can change a person. They offer comfort, protection, and a bold sense of identity. Furthermore, as any hat person knows, they’re fun to wear. O’Lover Hats approaches its one-of-a-kind hats as wearable 3D art, with the perspective that each must be provocative, resolved from all angles and compliment the life and personality of the client. Visit the website.

Marc Avenue
When Marcus Quilter founded Marc Avenue in 2011, he believed that attention to detail was key- clothing must look good and remain a functional piece of art. Being an Artist himself, Marcus inspiration for the line is drawn from his passion for Art History from all around the world.

Moxie Shoes
Why should women's shoes be limited to the soulless practical, and the monotonously sexy, when women are so much more? Walk our way for designs that are sophisticated, wearable, and made to last. Visit the website.

Scorpion Sisters
The Scorpion Sisters are Bay Area-based designers who find inspiration in broken things and give them new life. We specialize in making one of a kind, handmade necklaces and earrings out of salvaged, found, and reclaimed materials. All of our airplane designs and terrariums are made using California grown plants and repurposed containers. We are committed to sustainable design and our furniture is eco-sourced and features upcycled materials. The Scorpion Sisters started refashioning, repurposing, and reimagining jewelry, furniture, and air plants in early 2011. We also offer terrarium and jewelry workshops and customized designs. Visit the website.

Ecologique Fashion
Since 2008, Ecologique Fashion has been on a mission to support a paradigm shift in the fashion industry by promoting regeneration and ethical business practices. In the effort of promoting a more ethical, transparent, and sustainable fashion industry, Ecologique Fashion provides public relations, marketing, and creative services to independent designers who make eco-friendly and socially responsible products. Visit the website.

Smokers are kitchen appliances used for smoking, grilling and roasting meals. It is a traditional method used by the early man and still finds is way in the modern society though in a technologically advanced kitchen appliance. The contemporary society uses modern forms of energy like electricity but the scientific principles still stand. Different smokers have different tastes of food that is why in most restaurants, they have a menu with the same meal but prepared by different smokers. This means customers prefer specific smokers for their meals. Different cultures and races also have an influence on the type of smokers to be used. Here are some of the most common smokers from the pre-colonial age to industrial age and the current technological era.

Wooden smokers

Wood fuel is associated with tradition, but it still finds a way in the modern kitchens. The wooden smokers use wood pellets which are heated to produce smoke and low heat to aid in cooking the meat. It is used for outdoor cooking because it needs a supply of oxygen, which supports combustion. When you need to engage the entire family in some cooking activities for fun, wooden smokers is the best option. It helps to tighten the family bond through a team spirit.

Gas smokers

Gas smokers use cooking gas (propane) as the main source of energy characterizes the urban households. It is a simple kitchen appliance that only requires a set and grill function. The gas provides a source of heat for the smoker, which you can regulate to desired temperatures. The heat from the gas provides a steady supply of heat which grills the food to your desire. You can opt to use various ingredients to add value and improve the taste of the food. In addition, the heat regulation prevents overcooking and burning of the grilled foods.

Electric smokers

This is the most recent technology in the smokers field. It uses electricity as it needs power to heat a metallic rod -copper which is a good conductor of heat but does not melt. The copper metal releases heat in moderation in a chamber where the meat is placed at a distance to avoid contact with the rod which can lead to burning. The main advantage of electric smokers is the automated features, once you set the correct temperature the meal will cook without burning. At the same time, they have an automated time which switches off automatically after the specified duration. Unlike the wooden smoker where your presence is required, you can do other tasks while you wait for the meal to grill when using an electric smoker.

The type of smoker for home use depends on your budget; the purpose of the smoker in your house; the type of home; and the kind of house and availability of the source of power to drive the heating chambers of the smokers.

Have a taste of the meal made from each of the smokers before you make a conclusion on the best choice of a smoker for your grilling and roasting cooking methods.

Woodwork collection is a product of woodwork projects from the use of creative artwork. The result is great home projects that add aesthetic value to your home. Most of the woodwork tools and projects are portable for fixing in different parts of the home. The saws are the main tools used in woodwork. All cutting needs require a saw. From time immemorial, saws have been in existence. The only difference lies in the cutting needs.

 To make a woodwork collection, you need to have the right tools, patterns, and designs as well as the right skills in handling the tool for unique designs. In as much as you have some training, woodwork requires artistic skills to perfect your skills and great for home projects.

 A circular saw is a portable power tool that offers convenience during woodwork cutting. Designing furniture requires different shapes to design unique woodwork collection. A circular saw (www.bestcabinettablesaw.com/circular-saws-reviews) helps to create circular shapes like rounded tables and chairs. Have you visited a friend’s home and you cannot get your eyes off the beautiful furniture and house fittings. What comes to your mind is the level of creativity and use of artistic skills to come up with the designs. You can also have the same in your home using various woodwork tools as long as you have the passion for developing the products; you are all set for a start.

 Never mind about woodwork designs, there are various software applications to guide you to create the best designs for your woodwork collection.

 For deep cuts, angle saws are the best tools since they come with a clamp for proper grip. It is a portable woodwork tool which is small but powerful in performance. At the same time, it is a strong tool for use in hardwood because of its robust blades which can withstand all forms of tough cuts.

 There is no home that lacks wooden furniture/ collection; - either in the living room or in the bedrooms. How then can you make your woodwork designs unique and appealing to the eye? You have to maximize the use of the woodwork home tools to ensure you produce powerful designs. Whether it is home projects or commercial projects, you should invest in different saws to have different shapes to produce different shape during cutting.

Woodwork is a touch of class, style, and elegance in design. The type of wood matters a lot on the product of the project. However, without the right abilities in handling the woodwork tools for better woodwork creations; the project is in vain. The woodwork art involves carvings, carpentry, joinery, and turning of woods. All these are possible when you have saws manual and automatic planes, lathe machines among others.

During the pre-colonial age, the woodwork was fashionable just as it is still now. The only difference is the type of tools. Initially, all woodwork tools were manual while currently they are automated and using current sources of energy. Electricity and fuel sources are the most common sources of energy. The woodwork machines for commercial purposes are much bigger and bulkier to cater for heavy and massive woodwork projects.

Why need Slow fashion business?

So If you don't comprehend what quick mold is, or are new to the moderate form unrest, you've gone to the privileged place.For Little industry – typically asserted by private companies, Low volume and ordinarily just makes new styles after each season you ought to choose a Slow design.

Best Garment Steamer is perfect for Slow fashion business:

In the event that you are searching for the best article of clothing steamer for slow fashion then you ought to realize that keeping in mind the end goal to accomplish that, you should investigate your requirements. Likewise, there will be some different inquiries that you should consider and those are identified with the measure of the piece of clothing steamer, on the off chance that you might want it to be convenient and if the cost is truly something that you think about or not. Likewise, the quantity of the garments that you will utilize it for is additionally a basic variable to note.

How to choose perfect Garment steamer for your Slow fashion business?

The fact of Portability: These sorts of a piece of clothing steamers are staggeringly lightweight and travel well in little bags. Regardless of the possibility that you don't buy a convenient form, the standing piece of clothing steamers are unbelievably simple to move around the house as a result of their haggles plan.

The fact of Multi-Purpose: Compared Steamers are multi-reason TOOLS, permitting you to stream a wide range of textures and see the difference between one steamer to another. That implies that you can rouse numerous things in your home, and not simply garments.

The fact of No More Dry Cleaning: With an article of clothing steamer for the slow fashion industry, you no longer need to pay for cleaning, since you can do all that work for yourself. This spares a great deal of cash over the long haul.

Easy of Using: It's unfathomably simple to utilize a piece of clothing steamer. You should simply include tap water into the store and you're prepared to begin steaming with the touch of a catch.

The fact of Economic and Effectiveness: Steamers are for the most part prudent in cost, and they genuinely work. Not exclusively will you spare time by utilizing a piece of clothing steamer, but at the same time will spare yourself cash.

So, you should follow some types of Garment Steamer For your slow fashion:

Floor Model:

This is the first form of the article of clothing steamer and it originated from the dress and tailor shops that made a convenient apparatus to expel wrinkles from garments to be put in plain view in shop WINDOWS.

Compact Handheld Steamer:

This is the second kind of article of clothing steamer, and it's amazingly valuable for when you go voyaging in light of the fact that it's sufficiently versatile to carry with you. This is a magnificent apparatus that permits you to de-wrinkle garments once they leave your gear, and is a prevalent answer for specialists in a hurry.

Steamer Tools:

The third sort of piece of clothing steamer is the arrangement of TOOLS that accompany an obtained steam cleaner. Best Garment steamer tools for your slow fashion business

1st place: J-2000 Jiffy. 1st place: PurSteam Elite 2nd place: Steamfast SF-407 4th place: PureSteam XL

We all know that slow food is a well-known organization established by the Italian businessman Carlo in 1986. Up to now, slow food still continues its wonderful job as one of the biggest organization around the world. Coming as an alternative to fast food, it truly made a radical change in both the traditional and local cuisine. As a result, it supports farming of plants and seeds.

  Slow food's crucial aim is to bring a new definition of ''food'' as well as to promote micro-businesses stand against globalization of agricultural products. The slow food organization has promoted so many branches which recently became 99.000 members in 147 countries worldwide including Italy, Switzerland (1995), Germany (1998)... It has also several languages which use to communicate with its partners and clients. As to ''slow fashion photography'', it is extremely a revolution of fashion which influenced positively the whole world. It is to let everyone know how fashion invade the world by using best and yet affordable camera and tripods (www.shutterfeet.com/best-camera-tripods-reviews)

That is, changing the mainstream that was about fashion. It is highly evident that slow fashion is not only a seasonal trend that people want to show NO vice-versa. It's a product which counts on so many factors including: Quality, consumption, diversity, taking into consideration human needs, beauty, and finally increasing the profit by making their brand shown in the market to attract more and more people who were used by ''fast fashion companies''. When slow fashion first appeared in the USA, its main goal was encouraging people to buy these items locally to enhance the American economy.

That is, seeing any given product with 'made in America'' means a lot to people at that time. It was somehow kind of prestige. The term ''slow fashion'' was first used by the Design Consultant Kate in 2008 when she was describing an approach to clothing and fashion in the USA. Compared to slow food, the slow fashion photography was also first appeared in Italy (Rome) when people were protesting against fast food because it makes people suffer from a lot of serious health problems including diabetes, cancer, obesity.... As a result, slow fashion has become a phenomenon at the same time a DESIGN which inspired millions of people. Years after, the extraordinary success of Slow Fashion brings about numerous changes against the Fast-fashion to end up with that era of MONOPOLIZATION by asking costumers to boycott all ''fast fashion'' products: clothes in particular, and also supporting hand-made clothes products so as to encourage the micro-businesses which were suffering in the past.

Not only that but encouraging people to buy second-hand clothes as an act of pressure. Later on, it asks people to buy clothes ethically-made/recycled, asking people to choose kind of clothes which last longer. One of the main bases of slow fashion was DIY which stands for (DO IT YOURSELF) which means people need to rely on themselves rather than waiting for the company to make clothes for them.

All these images were just the first steps that allow slow fashion came on board and be a leader nearly in the whole countries. up till now, we can see these trends in the markets, on tv.. everywhere we go !!

There is efficiency in navigation since the development of effective GPS technology. It simplifies our lifestyles through easy access from the most common gadgets we use in our daily lives. How many times do you check your phone in a day? Countless times. GPS technology defines the value of geographical location when running your errands making life fun and enjoyable with minimal stress. Imagine you are out driving in a new city, you need urgent medical attention; the GPS device will guide you to the position of the nearest hospital and further give you direction, saving your life and time.

Tourists move hassle-free in a new state for they know, any information they need is a click of a button away. What a good way to manage and enjoy life with a GPS gadget at your disposal.

Smartphones

Mobile phones have become our wallets, different phone applications offer more functions apart from normal calling and messaging service. GPS technology inbuilt on smartphones allows phone tracking when it is lost at the same time enable you to effectively plan your route since it acts as a guide for receiving and sending signals through sensors from the satellites. In addition, it is able to place you and provide more information about your exact location.

Watches

Watches do not just add aesthetic value but also a time and speed management tool. Watches with GPS technology inbuilt in them has made it possible to measure different body health parameters like heart rate, pulse rate blood pressure etc. through its sensors. It is mostly common in sports as a fitness training tool. Physically challenged children also use GPS watched to test and track their movements as a safety measure. We cannot forget the standard navigation procedure in monitoring your movement in the course of your travel.

Google Glass

A pair of spectacles with GPS system (Google glass) is a tool used as a security parameter in the high-level security operation, for example, the security detail of the President of the United States of America. The fact that there is no visible bodyguard, the security personnel have some dark goggles to monitor activities in and within his surrounding for timely security response. It also widens their view to detect the security threats from the enemy.

Motorbikes/ bicycles

Riders are not left out either in the GPS technology, although it comes as a separate entity installed in the automotive. They help monitor your movement during cycling activities and provide information on the nature of terrain for quick decision making on your route. It also provides you with information on distance covered, the speed of cycling and prevailing atmospheric weather condition. Motorcycle riders are very familiar with what to use or need when they are on a trip like to read this motorcycling boots guide and reviews. Thanks to these reviews of jackets, riders doesn't need to worry about their fashion when travelling. These kinds of things are important as much as GPS.

Vehicles

GPS features help to detect any GPS signals used by traffic officers in curbing and charging motorists who over speed. It is mounted on the dashboard to sense the signals within a specific radius as well act as a warning sign for possible over speeding.

The GPS system whether the mounted or the inbuilt entity, they both offer the same purpose, function, and efficiency. Although, a device whose sole function is navigation has comprehensive features compared to a device with the GPS system as part of other functions. These are collections you might need to consider.

 

According to the fashion, we keep on updating at daily basis the fashion designers of this industry have decided to bring in the idea of making food collection bowls and others into toilet and shower equipment like shapes.

This has brought in more interest to the society to do toilet shaped bowls and many more in the way that many of the people are used most popular food collection shapes but this has become a unique thing out there which grabs the attention of people if we put in the aspect of a restaurant, coffee shop or in shopping malls around which have these so far.

Like the way, it is these days if we take the restaurant as an example a lot of people would prefer to go to a latest stylish one which may have some toilet food collection because it makes them feel stylish in that area.On the real view of this some people don't like this aspect of having old versions of food collection that they even get used to them but they would prefer to a food market or take away that is always bringing in new serving methods or new serving bowls, plate, cups and many more which may be in toilet-shaped in some cases.

Even in our homes, it becomes boring if there is a lack of stylish or new things we use for our food storage and serving.So far a lot of families and food marketers have recommended the issue of these toilet food collection shaped as a good thing in their homes or businesses in general.

The suppliers of these toilet food collection shaped things are very pleased that their stocks are being bought very high speed because the demand is high on the market.They may look somehow awkward but they have a great impact on the places they are being used because they are attention catching and stylish in some cases.

Depending on a simple research that was carried out it is believed that a food store that had low sales of food started to receive more sales on their food the moment they had to put in food on their new style of food collection which is toilet food collection shaped serving pots. It has brought in more appreciation to the manufacturers from people who use the new food collection to their respective businesses even on home use, it has been highly recommended by them in many ways as a reason for its effectiveness to their daily uses so far.Due to these shower equipment food collection shaped, people check out  for the actual toilet and shower heads reviews  and storage manufacturing was put in place a lot of people have developed the mind of getting in the field of being updated to things they use at daily schedules on their food businesses.Although it might be a small restaurant, take away or a coffee shop if these toilet food collection shaped materials are put in place you begin to see tremendous improvement on people flowing into your business because of the style you have in place.So it can be a good idea to have them well established in our businesses.

Ping Pong is one of the most common and well-known sports around the world. It’s a trademark for table tennis and the equipment that are used to play the game. If you've got no idea about PingPong, visit this link (bestpingpongtables.review/pool-tables). But do people know that fashion also takes its inspiration from games like ping pong?

According to the dictionary, ping pong also means echoic reduplication or to move back and forth, as between ideas, feelings or even places. Ping pong is commonly used in sports and is also a common term for table tennis. It’s a sport in which two to four players needs to hit a lightweight ball across a table using a small wooden bat. Playing at home are one of the things you can do with PingPong. The game takes place on a rectangular hard table that is divided by a net, much like a regular tennis court set- up. The basic rule of the game is to allow the ball played for them to bounce one time onto the other side of the table. The other player should return the ball back by hitting it so that it bounces on the opposite side once as well. It can be fun and is a great indoor sport as well. But can this be transmuted to a piece of garment?

 

There are several brands uses Ping Pong as an inspiration to their fashion collection. Ping pong is more than just a game. Just like collecting clothes, you can also collect a good set of rackets for PingPong. The game also reflects the ball's movement that goes back and forth, same as with the fashion industry. Fashion trends may come and go, but certain patterns just come back in style. A small ball or the actual table tennis game does not just represent ping pong, the word itself has a much deeper and significant meaning. Ping pong inspired fashion collection is also related to styles that can be worn fashionably from work and also to the weekend. It can be versatile but still maintains it classic and often sophisticated style. A color palette that fits any age inspires most fashion collections associated with the sport. The cut is also done to flatter the female form and is often quite versatile.

 

Most designers would often create designs that buyers will consider as wardrobe keepers. These are pieces that can wear back with most of your wardrobe, or pieces of clothing that just stand out on their own whatever season it might be. Ping pong isn’t just a game that players play on a table. It can also be a source of inspiration even for a fashion collection. Ping pong represents the movement of the ball moving back and forth, which is something that most designers should take as a source of inspiration. Fashion collections inspired by this movement often wants to create designs that are timeless. These are models that bounce itself back into the fashion scene with little effort. Sometimes, fashion doesn’t have to be striking or bold. It sometimes needs to be as classy and as timeless as possible. Just like the game itself, you have to make sure that your style can bounce itself back no matter what the season may be.