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Still Building This City 

Wednesday, May 18 2011
S.F. manufacturing is well past its heyday — our companies now make buttons to click, not to press, fasten, or stick in a lapel. Nonetheless, locally made, nondigital products — things you can touch, not navigate to — are going through a resurgence. Or perhaps the resurgence is really in local manufacturers doing more to get the word out, via events such as SFMade Week. The seven-day affair includes a pop-up shop featuring goods from more than 20 local makers; a special S.F.-only version of the food-party Off the Grid; and factory tours of larger companies such as Cardoza-James Binding, Rickshaw Bagworks, and Anchor Brewing. There’s also a party — a party in a mattress store, which is where parties always should be but never are. Tonight’s Ramp It Up! What’s Old Is New Again fundraiser, chaired by Mayor Ed Lee, features local food and drink, a talk by former Dwell editor and manufacturing guru Allison Arieff, and vendors such as DODOcase and Paul’s Hatworks.
Wed., May 25, 5:30 p.m., 2011

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