Oaklanders are a crafty bunch who are working diligently to bring manufacturing back to their home town. And they are succeeding. Groups like the Oakland Makers, and Oakland Grown are acting as forums and incubators for creators. Check out these made-in-town pieces to get a taste of Oaklands manufacturer spirit.
Leather jackets, bags, and wallets
Platinum Dirt recycles leather from cars. So that jacket could be made from a Cadillac or BMW. Celeb orders have come from Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Piven, and Adrian Grenier. Drop by the studio at 481 25th St.
Former painter Lesley Evers designs many of her fabrics and manufactures locally. Her shop is on College Avenue in Rockridge, but her gorgeous patterned dresses, pants, and blouses are available statewide.
Field Day clothing is proudly made in Oakland and they specialize in timeless, impeccably crafted clothing from conscious materials. Their pieces transcend trendy and were made to make history.
Kate Ellen was a start-up retailer a few short years ago, using Oaklands Popuphood as an incubator. Shes now standalone, crafting jewelry out of recycled metals at her Crown Nine studio in Old Oakland.
Health & Beauty
The Co-Soap cooperative makes 100% vegan soaps in small batches to assure perfect quality. They're a worker-owned business that supports livable wages and are dedicated to creating jobs and staring other work cooperatives to strengthen our economy.
The statement making sandals handmade by Brand Huaraches are great for any occasion. Their classic Mexican huaraches are handwoven and tanned using natural vegetable dyes. They can be bought online but they're crafted with love right here in Oakland, Ca.
Make sure to take home your favorite Oakland-made craft before you leave The Town.
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Oakland Style | Fashion & Designers
Oakland’s Style has always been influenced by its rich history, culture, and connection to music and art. Whether it’s the historical significance of a black beret or MC Hammer’s legendary parachute pants, Oakland has always used clothing to express a message. Explore Oakland's fashion scene through different themes showcasing unique styles and the messages they represent. Learn More