San Francisco

Artisans and the economy [SOLD OUT]


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To celebrate the first annual “Made in San Francisco Week”, join us for an exploration of the role artisan manufacturing plays in San Francisco’s local economy and as a path to self-sufficiency for craftspeople. We will visit Tech Shop, a newly-opened membership-based workshop offering access to tools, equipment and instruction; Bonton, one of San Francisco’s remaining contract sewing factories; and several other SOMA-based artisan manufacturers. We will discuss the role manufacturing has played in SOMA and in the City, examine the impact of recent zoning changes, and consider the potential for “making” to continue to inform the local economy. Led by Kate Sofis of SFMade, a local non-profit launched in 2010 focusing on supporting and developing San Francisco’s manufacturing sector.



This tour is SOLD OUT!

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