Thank You, San Francisco!

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San Francisco, what a wonderful time we had with you! It was great seeing old friends, meeting new faces, and loving all the handmade wares and good vibes our Makers brought to the San Francisco Fair this past weekend! Over 500 talented Makers showcased their work at Fort Mason to locals and travelers from beyond. There was feasting, ice cream eating, workshopping, and best of all, shopping!

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We always try to top each Fair, and it couldn’t be possible without your feedback! We value your opinions seriously, and always want to improve our Fairs to be the best events you attend each year. If you were a shopper or Maker at our San Francisco Fair, we want to hear from you! Please fill out our Attendee Survey or Vendor Survey! It only takes a few minutes, we swear!
One of our favorite post-Fair activities is combing through the #RenegadeSF collection of photos. We loved witnessing Makers and shoppers alike, posting about their favorite products, booths and experiences! Here’s some of our favorite moments below:
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ROW 1: @artsylydia | @thejesspage | @lovelanedesigns | ROW 2: @kristinamicotti | @mytinytrinkets | @weikitchen | ROW 3: @iamchuhchuh | @rdolnick | @kala_jewelry

We saw a lot of smiles in the Magnolia Photo Booth! You can view your photo booth strips from from each weekend here:

Festival Pavilion: Saturday + Sunday
Herbst Pavilion: Sunday

Want to relive some of the good times? You can get a recap on Instagram and Twitter using #RenegadeCraftFair and  #RenegadeSF to view RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets!

Stay tuned for news and updates regarding our 2015 Spring/Summer Tour. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest to stay in-the-know on our Makers and all things Renegade Craft!

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Love and Thanks to San Francisco, Fort Mason Center , Friends, and Sponsors:

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San Francisco Fair Kicks Off This Weekend!

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Our San Francisco Fair kicks off this weekend at Fort Mason Center! From 11am – 6pm each day, free handmade extravaganza will feature a collection of some truly awesome independent Makers, plus food, treats, music, workshops and more! This year we’re excited to be taking over two pavilions (Herbst Pavilion and Festival Pavilion).

In addition to the popular weekend Fair, we will be hosting an exclusive Wholesale Market for buyers and shop owners, Friday, July 17th from 12pm – 5pm at the Festival Pavilion. Buyers and Makers will have the chance to interact, exchange line sheets, establish wholesale accounts, and get exclusive price analysis from SKUE. Last minute RSVP information can be found here.

Check out our rundown below:
500+ MAKERS
We’ve got something for everyone at this Fair! Find gifts for loved ones, plus it’s the perfect time to freshen up your home and wardrobe for Summer.
Check out the full ROSTER to catch a glimpse!

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If your stomach starts growlin’ or you want to cool off, you can feast at food stalls or you can chomp on some artisanal goodies! Take a look at some of the tasty delights here!

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Shades of Sugar Bakeshop
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We’ve got you covered for an awesome weekend with an array of things to do from DIY workshops and custom poems, to shipping stations, and one-of-a-kind trailers. Take a break in our nifty lounge area, or strike a pose in our free photo booth to commemorate your visit. Just take a look for yourself!

FedEx will have a Shipping Station outside of Herbst Pavilion, where attendees and Makers can enjoy simple, flat rate shipping for their one-of-a-kind goods.

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ROW 1: BEEDY | VARTAN | SMALL ADVENTURE | ROW 2: MAKE IT GOOD | FAYE KENDALL | FERME A PAPIER | ROW 3: MAFIA BAGS | ODE TO JEUNE | NARROW LINES CO.

Getting There: The Fort Mason Center entrance is located at 2 Marina Blvd, on the corner of Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St. From the entrance attendees must walk through the Fort Mason complex to Herbst Pavilion and Festival Pavilion, which are the last Pavilions on the Bay. Due to very limited parking, visitors are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair. Route directions to the Fair here.

Uber is sponsoring rides for the Renegade Craft Fair. New users can get up to $20 off their first Uber ride using the code RCF2015. To sign up, download the app or head to uber.com/go/RCF2015.

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Want to spread the word? Join our Facebook event and invite your friends. Grab our e-flyer and pass it around. Add #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeSF to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets! We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!

For more information about this event, please visit the Renegade Craft Fair website, check out our upcoming Maker Spotlights, or browse the Makers on Pinterest.

Maker Spotlight: American Mobler

American Mobler FurnitureIt’s a great treat to be featuring American Mobler today! These mid-century pieces will be making their way to our San Francisco Fair this weekend at the Herbst and Festival Pavilions at Fort Mason Center! Get ready folks, here we go!American Mobler FurnitureAmerican_Mobler-79Oliver Armstrong is the architect behind American Mobler. Oliver started restoring vintage Mid-Century Modern furniture as a way to de-stress after his consulting company went out of business a few years ago. He’d always liked the sculptural and architectural elements of Mid-Century design and quickly began experimenting with fun modern combinations.

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American Mobler primarily focus on American designs from icons like Eames and Saarinen while adding unique twists along the way. In addition to their Eames inspired nightstands, American Mobler is designing original products with the aesthetic spirit of Mid-Century design while infusing a fun sense of modern style.

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The trailblazing designers of the 50’s and 60’s believed our lives are impacted by the furniture we surround ourselves with, and thus they strove to provide beautiful and affordable furniture for the everyday man. Purple_Yellow_vignetteIt’s a philosophy that we share passionately at American Mobler and it drives every choice we make. Beautiful, Affordable, Custom designs for your home is what we live for. This July at Renegade Craft Fair, we’ll be unveiling our version of one of the most iconic American Mid-Century designs with that ethos in mind.
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Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 3.11.17 PM We are so excited to have Oliver join us at Renegade this weekend in San Francisco. Hope you all our planning to bring one of these pieces to your home! You can find American Mobler online here:

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Maker Spotlight: Small Gunns

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Our San Francisco Fair is going to be a largest yet, showcasing 500+ talented Makers in both the Herbst and Festival Pavilions at Fort Mason Center. We can’t wait to see you all there and in celebration of this upcoming weekend, we are featuring Small Gunns!
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Small Gunns is a modern Pperspective on timeless classics. California-based co-conspirators and sisters, Michelle and Diana Stock, founded Small Gunns in 2011 following careers in film and advertising. Their mission is to create home accessories that are high quality, unexpected and made locally.

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Diana and Michelle started Small Gunns as a reprieve from the frustration they were feeling in their careers. It’s no accident that they both chose creative paths — Michelle chose film and Diana chose advertising — but both felt disconnected from the actual “creating” and started Small Gunns as remedy to flex their creative muscles in a hands-on manner. Soon, their side project gained traction and Michelle and Diana knew that this side project was ready to become something more.

small-gunns-ikat-pillow-detail_8828_recMichelle and Diana’s mom has always been a huge inspiration for the sisters. Her amazing personal style and influence surrounded them during childhood. This deeply ingrained design into their every day lives. Michelle and Diana are also visceral designers, so the pulse of the cities they called home (San Francisco and New York) and their extensive travels to places like Tokyo, Berlin, Stockholm, and Capetown have also impacted their design sensibility. Taking foundations of classic textiles, Michelle and Diana utilized vintage workwear, rugby stripes, buffalo plaid check, and reinterpreted them for the modern home.

small-gunns-candle-groupSmall Gunns’ scents take several months, sometimes years, to develop. It’s the most complex step in the process as Michelle and Diana must create fragrances they personally love as opposed to scents that may be in vogue at the time. Happy Campers was the first scent Small Gunns’ developed and is very special to them. The scent is very complex, combining a total of 13 fragrance oils and essential oils.

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Michelle and Diana’s biggest lesson in creating Small Gunns was to overcome fear. Being self-taught designers, it is easy to let terror and fear make one feel insignificant or not worthy to call oneself a designer. We’ve heard this so many times within the Maker world, which is why seeing all these talented folks come together, collaborate, and offer advice to one another is such a beautiful thing.
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Michelle and Diana make an effort to travel to design events a few times a year and try to be a part of the larger creative community. Talking with other makers and hearing about what they do is a huge source of inspiration. We are so honored that Small Gunns always makes it to our San Francisco Fair!

small-gunns-woven-throw-pillows_3792We love these sisters and can’t wait you for you all to meet them at our Fair this weekend! Don’t forget to hit up both the Herbst and Festival Pavilions this weekend. You won’t want to miss a thing! You can find Small Gunns online here:

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Maker Spotlight: Future Glory

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Words cannot truly describe how we feel about Future Glory’s new collection. They will be showcasing their work at our San Francisco Fair July 18+19 at Fort Mason Center!
FutureGloryCo_Rockwell_CollectionFuture Glory is the shared vision and hope of two friends, Theresa and Jennie. The design duo started this company to create great design and to do good things with their profits.FutureGloryCo_MotoTote_Stone2
Theresa and Jennie pride themselves on handcrafting products in San Francisco, believing strongly in the local community and ecosystem. The majority of Future Glory products are produced at their Dogpatch studio and the majority of their materials are sourced domestically. All of Future Glory’s handbags are handcrafted using the best materials and are built to last.
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Originally from Chicago, Theresa and Jennie now spend their time in San Francisco endlessly striving to make each bag better than the last.
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Future Glory’s new Rockwell Collection is made from the world famous Horween leather from Chicago. The wool from Walking Rock Collection is sourced from Pendleton, Oregon.
FutureGloryCo_Pendleton_Bucket_CowboyWe are absolutely in love with every item Future Glory creates. And we will be forever in their debt for bringing this photo into existence!

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 Jennie and Theresa are inspired to create beautiful design with great purpose. A percentage of their proceeds are donated to women’s charities in San Francisco.


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Future Glory’s long term vision is to set up a manufacturing studio in San Francisco to provide women in need with skills training and employment, and have just made first steps towards that goal by launching their new Apprenticeship program.

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A little about the two behind the brand: Theresa has been in the design industry for over a decade, most recently working as Design Director at DODOcase and Art Director at Sephora/LVMH. While Jennie has spent the last decade in finance, providing numerous investments to privately-held companies across a wide array of industries. With these two very different backgrounds, Theresa and Jennie form the backbone of Future Glory, while their strong commitment to empowering women forms the heart.FutureGloryCo_studio2

We are so excited to have Future Glory join us again at Fort Mason for our San Francisco Fair. You can find Future Glory online here:
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