Bay Area Artisans Craft Innovation

Public Market purveyor Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery is regularly recognized for its excellence and innovation. The experimentation and testing required to develop the company’s delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, additive and preservative-free products was extensive.

Mr. Dewie’s is among dozens of businesses throughout the Bay Area that are pushing the bounds of craft with their products. An organization has emerged to champion these dedicated artisans, including Mr. Dewie’s.

Bay Area Made is a platform that showcases products made in the Bay Area and the people who create them. This new group offers a member directory, a journal and occasional events to highlight its makers.

With nearly 100 member-companies, categories of producers include Home and Living; Clothing and Accessories; and Food and Beverage.

Who knew that heated outdoor furniture is made and designed in the Bay Area? Galanter & Jones does just that and has been featured in numerous publications, including Sunset Magazine, for their innovative designs

How about a hand-made, one-of-a-kind watch? Yes, people still wear watches and treasure them, which is precisely the customer that Tree Hut is catering to. The 20-person company handcrafts its products out of wood in their San Francisco studio.

To experience the Bay Area Made community and products in-person, consider attending “Where Crafts Meets Innovation: A Market & Showcase.” This day-long event on Saturday October 20th features the best of locally-made products. Held at the Concreteworks factory in Alameda, get all the details here >

Final fun fact: the planters seen in and around the Food Hall are fabricated by Concreteworks, another Bay Area Made member!