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ARKIPELAGO BOOKS . A pillar of the community for 20 years and one of the only 2 distributors of specialty books outside of the Philippines. The store's collection of contemporary and historical Filipino American titles also makes Arkipelago Books a leader in book distribution to libraries, educational institutions, as well as to the local and traveler alike interested in Filipino Literature, Culture, Social Sciences, Art, Poetry, History, and more.
ASMBLY HALL . A mens, womens and kids clothing and accessory boutique founded in 2011 and located in San Francisco's vibrant NoPa corridor. ASMBLY HALL specializes in an assorted mix of hip and novel apparel and accessories that cater to the fashionable and contemporary standards of their target customer – The Sophisticated Prep – young and seasoned professionals who value the importance of quality and craftsmanship in product. They are also a big supporter of all things local, with a large curation of locally made & locally designed products made in San Francisco.
BAYANI ART . The goal of Bayani Art is to strengthen the unity within our community by telling the rich history of our Motherland. We are independent owned, born in Tondo Manila, Philippines and raised in Oakland, California. Humbled by the strong values that were taught by our elders, we remain conscious to our responsibility to carry on our culture.
CENTRIC INSTRUMENTS . Forever seeking inspiration. The perfect left. The unbroken trail. The long, meandering way home. Here, and all the places where inspiration is found, is where Centric Instruments was made to thrive. It’s why they prize design integrity, versatility and value over all else, and why they believe pure capability still matters. Driven by a desire to lead more focused and centered lives, they create sleek, hard-wearing tools that simplify the modern day to day and they are committed to building honest products that respect our planet.
EMPIRE IN THE AIR . A streetwear brand who 1) designs apparel carrying the message "you can build your own empire too" & 2) hosts events and collaborates with other organizations to support San Francisco Bay Area communities. Their apparel carries the message that everyone can build their own Empires. They strive to inspire others to stick their heads at cloud-level & turn dreams into reality.
HEY LAY! . Created by Bay Area designer Leah, who combines her graphic design knowledge with crafting skills, and states "When I make anything, I either make one item or way too many which is why I wanted to start this new venture of actually sharing the things I make with others." Earrings are handcrafted in small batches and uniquely made of polymer clay.
ILLA MANILA . Through focusing on Filipino imagery like balisongs, cock fighting, and the Filipino sun, ILLA MANILA bridges cultures and generations, while representing Filipinos though their designs. From shirts to skateboards, hats to enamel pins, they aim to create a clean and cohesive look with typeface and familiar Filipino imagery.The brand is a love for culture serving as a point of connection between cultures and generations.
IRIE APOTHECARY . Aims to inspire you to take charge of your wellness while connecting with our planet through a range of the highest quality products that amplify beauty, health, and lifestyle.
LITTLE HONEY VEE . A brand that aims to showcase the Filipino Identity through everyday, wearable items. Whether it be the illustrations on our clothes, to our packaging, or even our social media posts, this little busy Vee is buzzing around the hive creating some of that freshness that’s as sweet as honey.
MAGPIE ALCHEMY . Botanical skincare, CBD & self care products, using what Mama Earth provides naturally. A labor of love, Magpie has a passion for science, art and creating new things. They express this by crafting products that are good for you, inside and out.
NATIVE SOL . A lifestyle shop that sells handmade clothing, jewelry, and accessories with the emphasis on sustainable, upcycled, and vintage pieces. Their jewelry uses natural stones and crystals with mixed metals made from upcycled and new pieces, while textile jewelry is created from remnant fabrics and recycled materials mixed with metal work. This shop is operated by one mama of 5 maker.
PILIPINX AKO . A Woman-owned, Woman of Color business, Inspired by the Philippine diaspora. Pilipinx Ako's mission is to create modern statement pieces of jewelry and clothing that help Pilipinx to reclaim and celebrate our unique kultura // culture. They hope their designs will inspire our diverse diaspora to reconnect to our heritage and allow for conversation and education about our shared history.
RAGS2RICHES . A fashion and design house empowering community artisans in the Philippines. In a world where fashion and design are often seen as excess, R2R is proof that style and sustainability can co-exist. They partner with local artisans to make eco-ethical fashion so you can live an intentional and empowered lifestyle. R2R pieces are made from upcycled, overstock fabrics and local textiles. This means less waste, and sustainable livelihood for Filipino artisans. They're proud to be a life and livelihood partner for empowered and dignified artisans striving to weave better futures for their families and communities.
TILTED BRIM . San Francisco based brand and multi-label retailer, offering high quality clothing and accessories that fuse old-school cool and contemporary fit. With a flagship store in San Francisco’s historic Tenderloin neighborhood, their team pulls inspiration from our city’s rich history of sport, art and hustle. At TILTED BRIM, they believe it’s not just what you wear, but how you wear it and how it makes you feel.
UNCLE TITO . Uncle Tito is located in downtown San Francisco with a mission to delivery a fresh take on Filipino cuisine while expressing admiration for our culture, and respect for our roots and heritage.
WOUNDED HEALING ART . A one-woman business, owner Cheska states: "As a purpose-driven woman, I hella believe in being intentional in everything I do, and that includes being purposeful about the jewelry I choose to adorn my body with each day! Working with crystals has been instrumental to my healing + spiritual growth and wearing them everyday is my way of including their magic in my every day life."