7 Bay Area Makers You'll Need For This Year's Solar Eclipse

7 Bay Area Makers You'll Need For This Year's Solar Eclipse

Mill Valley Walking Stick Company

Good for everyday, better for hikes (urban or not), dad will appreciate an expertly crafted walking stick. Of course, we don't condone calling him old but we just want to make sure he's walking just right. These handy walking staffs are designed with precision in Mill Valley and can last your fave father for years to come. // mvwsc.com; To get one custom made, you'll need to contact Mill Valley Walking Stick Co. directly.

Sudden Coffee

"Tastes like pour over, made instantly" is what the team of Sudden Coffee aims for when designing their chic capsules of highly concentrated roast. Sudden Coffee's beans are selected by their team of award-winning baristas for a rich, full flavor not found in other instant coffees. Their beans are grown on fertile soil resulting in sweeter beans, then hand-picked and washed only when perfectly ripe. We have to say: it's instant coffee like no other. // suddencoffee.com

Allbirds

“We think less is more, which is why we don’t include unnecessary logos or detailing. Instead, we designed the simplest, most comfortable shoe we could, using premium natural materials, without the premium price,” says the Allbirds site. Allbirds sneakers are made from ZQ-certified merino wool, meaning they meet the strict standards of animal welfare and sustainable farming. No sheep were harmed in the making of the shoes! Who doesn’t love cruelty free brands? The wool also requires 60% less energy to produce than the synthetic materials that are generally used in shoes. That’s a huge number if you think about how much energy and waste goes into the making of some major popular brands. Not specifying any names, but you know who they are! // 27-99 Hotaling Pl, FiDi, allbirds.com

The Teal Creek Camp available during the eclipse.

The Teal Creek Camp available during the eclipse.

Hipcamp

Of course, the solar eclipse won't be in view from California but if you're looking to getaway for the weekend, book a yurt, and camp galaxy style. Plus the best part about renting this weekend is that the cost is low and it's relatively cheap. They even have a dedicated map of where to camp during the eclipse. // hipcamp.com

Everlane

Also you need to stay warm while enduring the freezing eclipse show, why not pick up a parka that's a.) stylish and b.) functional. The Everlane City Anorak is a perfect water-resistant anorak that is an adaptable midweight layer that transitions as easily as the weather changes. So if rain gets you down in Portland, staying dry won't be a problem. And if you want to try it on before making a purchasing decision, head over the Everlane's newly opened The Lab, it screams CHIC. // 2170 Folsom St, Ground Floor, Mission, everlane.com

Bread Srsly

To accompany your wine and cheese, a hot loaf of gluten free sourdough is totally the way to go. We met the wonderful bakers of Bread Srsly at this past Westcoast Craft Fair and we were BLOWN away. And don't worry, it's completely safe: their gluten-free, vegan, and allergen-free Classic Sourdough Loaves are made using traditional fermentation of organic rice and millet, sorghum, and a bit of arrowroot with a wild sourdough culture. Meaning, those who are allergic, gluten-free, etc can enjoy the wondrousness of bread. We'll just say, it's flavor so right. // breadsrsly.com

Bob Cut Tote

How could we not plug our own tote bag, we mean, how are you going to carry your new items to the show of the century? Enter: The Summer Tote. An all-in-one design made for beach go-er's, farmer's market shoppers, and all in between. This must-have tote sports a large pocket on the front and a flat bottom so that your tote stands on end—no more slouching over again. 6 oz. cotton canvas tote bag with comfortable wide shoulder straps (approx. 18"L). Wide straps make this ideal for carrying groceries or other bulky contents. Made of all natural cotton canvas. Features front open pocket (Approx. 8 1/2"W x 7"H). // bobcutmag.com


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