Winter in the Bay Area is nice - yes, it gets dark early, there's a bit of a chill in the air, and if you're lucky you might catch a light flurry of snow at the top of Mt. Tam on just the right day in January - but really, our winters are rather easy. I am originally from NYC, so I know true winter - bundled up in so many layers you can barely move, that singular delight of carefully stepping off a curb onto what you think is a stable layer of ice, only to find that it is, in fact, an ankle deep puddle of slush. While wearing ankle boots. Yeah...East Coast winters are no joke. Here in Northern CA, we can layer sweaters, rock shorts and legwarmers at will, and still be cute on an evening out in December rather than bundling up in Sorrels and ear warmers.
Here are a few of my favorite cool and cozy apparel and accessories from the 6th Annual SF Etsy Holiday Emporium, at historic Pier 35, November 24th & 25th. Enjoy!
Jocelyn Nguyen's Nous Savon cashmere robes are so soft and cozy, they're like a hug from a baby goat. In addition to her sumptuous line of cashmere robes, scarves and blankets, she makes a cool line of minimalist jewelry as well.
RENNIE Goods are handmade by Roberta Rennie, an FIDM-trained designer. She creates her 100% cotton, Japanese selvedge denim and vegetable tanned leather bags, aprons and accessories while listening to true crime podcasts in her Pacifica, CA studio.
Considering that Oakland-based artist Latisha Baker creates her signature Ear Cookies while listening to chanting Buddhist monks, it makes sense that her work has a distinct, meditative quality to it. She creates her pieces in sets of 12, using a unique pyroetching/woodburning technique to achieve her designs.
Launched on Valentine's Day, 2015 in San Francisco, Atelier Prélude is committed to sourcing the world's softest, natural fabrics with the mission to promote sustainable fashion. Atelier Prelude's collections include versatile, yet beautiful pieces meant to be worn every day, on every occasion, by every woman.
An innovative, origami-like design from mother-daughter team Mini Bansal and Jannat Saxena, the Sumsaara Essence purse opens flat and closes into a clutch purse! They come with a soft, lush cork fabric interior, imported from Portugal. Each purse is hand crafted, locally sourced and made with several vegan, eco-friendly and sustainable materials, hand finished with coconut oil. And what's best of all - a portion of every sale is donation to Save The Elephants charity.
Bodhi Swag, the brainchild of sisters Laura Kavanaugh and Nydia Cisneros, brings quality, never quantity, with each of their contemporary, resort, and athleisure collections. In addition to these headwraps, Bodhi Swag makes amazing cocoons, all designed and tailored in CA.
I can't be the only one who is PSYCHED there will be vintage at the Emporium this year! One of our vintage curators is Neutral Ground, the brainchild of Alysha Cassis-Shaw. Alysha began her career at the house of Halston, and in the spring of 2017, her passion for craftsmanship, detail, and a vision to see vintage and pre-loved items reinterpreted gave birth to Neutral Ground.
Social justice is always in fashion, and Fresh To Def is on the front line. These laser cut cherry wood post earrings say it all! Fresh to Def Collective is a social enterprise that empowers women + fems of color to step into their entrepreneurial spirit through social justice accessories and business coaching, based in Oakland CA.
AdelynSF Collection is based in San Francisco, designed to accentuate the natural curves of the female body, suitable for wearing all-year round. Adelyn strives to select high quality fabrics with stretch for comfort and body movement. All the pieces in their collection are designed and made in San Francisco.
Feeling like making something cozy for yourself? This pattern book from Cashmere Treats by Jessica Rose is the perfect guide to create something amazing - each book includes detailed, easy to follow instructions to create a scarves, hats, arm warmers, headbands and beanies. Not feeling so crafty? You can buy finished pieces from their line here.
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Pier 35, San Francisco
November 24th - 11pm -5pm
November 25th - 11am - 5pm
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We're still finishing the jury process for 2018's IHESF, but to get you excited for this year, let's take a walk back through some photos from last year's amazing show!
(Thanks to Brit Valdez for these great photos!)
The SF Etsy Team, Animal Instincts and Store Envy are teaming up to bring you a fun, one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the heart of the Financial District of San Francisco!
Live or work downtown?
You're getting your very own shopping day from local Etsy sellers
and more, right inside Crocker Galleria!
Rain or Shine! The beautiful, glass-covered shopping center will host this
locally-made goods event that is perfect for holiday gift-giving!
Participating Makers Sneak Peek
Join us and bring a friend to the MAVERICK MARKET at Crocker Galleria!
This event is sponsored by the local SF Etsy Street Team as
part of our collection of Etsy-Made Local Holiday Events
Indie Holiday Emporium Preview: Accessories
Welcome to our Accessories preview for the SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium!
It’s our 5th year bringing Etsy to life in San Francisco Sat & Sun Nov. 25 & 26!
Can't wait till then? Pre-shop now, and then join the local SF Etsy team in this very special shopping experience at Pier 35 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco next weekend.
Support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors, as members of our local San Francisco Etsy team showcase their work, sponsored by Etsy!
Shop local this season and have a blast at our annual team holiday craft show.
Scroll down for a taster of some of the amazing accessories-makers we'll have this year, or view our Pinterest Board for a complete vendor pre-shop!
Preview Accessories : Pinterest Board
Complete Vendor Map
It’s SF Etsy's 5th year bringing Etsy to life in San Francisco!
Join the local SF Etsy street team in this very special shopping experience sponsored by Etsy.
Come out and shop - Support over 200 local artisans.
Indie Holiday Emporium
Pier 35 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco!
November 25th - 12pm -6pm
November 26th - 11am - 5pm
We are happy to announce that these Bay Area Food Trucks will be serving up the yumminess
outside the front of the Indie Holiday Emporium. We will have FIVE Food trucks from Off the Grid each day of the show! Come Hungry!!
2017 OFF THE GRID Food Trucks - 5 Food Trucks Each Day!
Judie's Tacos Locos
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
The Waffle Roost
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
El Sur SF
Saturday ONLY November 25th Coffee - inside the Pier
Etsy will be paying for your cup of coffee - come get your drip, pour over, or espresso drinks from 12:30pm - 2:30pm!
Coffee Experience sponsored by Etsy
The SF Etsy Leadership Team is looking for volunteers to help out at the Indie Holiday Emporium on November 25 and 26! This event is the largest 100% volunteer-organized indie craft fair in San Francisco. Volunteering is a great way to meet new artists, find out more about our team, and support small businesses.
There will be a raffle for all volunteers who work a shift. 2 lucky volunteers will win a $100 Etsy Gift Card to shop the show or use later online! You'll also receive the exclusive 2017 vendor tote, along with fun goodies.
SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium
Pier 35 - 1454 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94133
Dates and Hours:
Saturday 11/25 12:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 11/26 11:00am - 5:00pm
Volunteer Positions and Time Slots:
7:30a -11:30a > LOAD IN - 12 Volunteers
Help vendors as they arrive. Locate their booth location, help watch curbside cargo as they unload, help set up the SF Etsy table area, etc.
11:00a -3:00p > MORNING GREETERS - 2 Volunteers & PIN SELLERS - 2 Volunteers
2:30p-6:30p > AFTERNOON GREETERS - 2 Volunteers & PIN SELLERS - 2 Volunteers
Greet vendors and general passerbys that may have questions. Assist if there is a line. Answer any questions people have. Sell team pins for commission, and some proceeds will also go to fire victims.
11:00a-3:00p > MORNING VENDOR ASSIST - 5 Volunteers
2:30p-6:30p > AFTERNOON VENDOR ASSIST - 5 Volunteers
Walk the show, check-in with vendors to see if they need a short break, run the SF Etsy table (homebase), and answer any questions. Will most likely be 'Is this event free?' and 'Where's the bathroom?'" Also help at the GoGoCraft Station and the Coffee Cup Art Station.
10:00a -2:00p > MORNING GREETERS - 2 Volunteers & PIN SELLERS - 2 Volunteers
1:30p-5:30p > AFTERNOON GREETERS - 2 Volunteers & PIN SELLERS - 2 Volunteers
10:00a-2:00p > MORNING VENDOR ASSIST - 5 Volunteers
1:30p-5:30p > AFTERNOON VENDOR ASSIST - 5 Volunteers
Please email us if you are interested or have any questions. With your help this will be an amazing show!
Find more details on our Indie Holiday Emporium here
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