Join this tour to learn about one of the latest Do It Yourself (DIY) trends, which began in the Bay Area, by visiting several Maker workshops to watch artisans do their thing and try your own hand at “making”. We’ll start at the Impact HUB Oakland to learn about the historical background and overview of traditional and new forms of manufacturing and fabrication that are blossoming in Oakland and the East Bay. At the same place Keba Konte, founder of the Red Bay Coffee will introduce us to his company which provides origin, fair trade, organic and sustainable coffees while we are indulging ourselves in one of his fresh cups of coffee.
After this first glimpse inside Oakland’s Maker Movement, we will head on to our next stops, which will include: Local Clothes stores such as Two Jacks Denim or The Moon which are specialized in Slow Fashion; Art and Maker Studios as Spun
Smoke Gallery, Werkshack Gallery, Local Language Art or Turtle & Hare where we’ll get the chance to look over the shoulder of Artists designing ethically and locally made goods in their different ways and styles; some remarkable shared solutions, such as Forage Kitchen – a co-working space for food or finally CoSew – a specialty Co-Working Studio supporting artisans and entrepreneurs who operate sewing-based small businesses.
This impressive handcraft hub will also be our Tour Highlight where we will release the creativity and impressions which we gathered during the day in a customized workshop!
To make sure that you don’t miss one of Oaklands most exciting businesses, we will indulge ourselves in one of it’s delicious restaurants, such as Agave Uptown, which for instance sets the standard for authentic Oaxacan cuisine.
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