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INSIDE BAY AREA OAKLANDISH PUTTING DOWN ROOTS, EXPANDING -- November 23, 2014
Whenever I hear the term "Oaklandish" I think of the word "outlandish." Actually Oaklandish is the name of a unique local company that is known for their hyper local logos on shirts, bags, hats and other merchandise -- looking for a baby "onesie" with an oak tree logo for instance?... [more]

 

SF GATE OAKLAND SHOPS SPRING UP WITH ITEMS TO APPEAL TO LOCAL PRIDE -- November 19, 2014
Much of the credit for the T-shirt craze goes to Oaklandish, an arts project started in 2006 to support the city’s growing cultural scene. Its T-shirts of an oak tree mirrored by an identical root system have been so popular they’ve spawned two Oaklandish retail stores... [more]

 

FORTUNE IS OAKLAND THE NEXT BROOKLYN? IT'D RATHER NOT BE. -- October 17, 2014
Angela Tsay, chief executive officer of Oaklandish, a retailer of civic pride apparel, says the success of businesses in Oakland is happening in spite of the city’s leadership, not because of it.... [more]

EASTERN SHORE

 

OAKLANDISH: CHINWE OKONA AND SPENSER COOPER -- October 6, 2014
Joining me this week were Chinwe Okona and Spenser Cooper from Oaklandish, Oakland's homegrown retailer of apparel and civic pride.... [more]

GOTHAMIST

 

OAKLAND IS MORE THAN "SAN FRANCISCO'S BROOKLYN" -- September 5, 2014
Oakland's civic pride looks best in Oaklandish, a clothing company that adapts symbols of the city—the oak tree, the Bay Bridge, the OAK airport code—into cool, screenprinted designs.... [more]

AD WEEK

 

GOODBY LAUNCHES BAY AREA CHILD'S VOCABULARY INITIATIVE -- July 23, 2014
This week, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners launches a new program in Oakland, Calif., aimed at helping parents boost their young children’s vocabulary... The clothing and other materials, which are being produced by local retailer Oaklandish, are being distributed at locations that include Oakland hospitals, pediatric clinics, family playgroups and childcare programs.... [more]


FAST CO

 

THESE CUTE BABY CLOTHES ARE DESIGNED TO GET PARENTS TALKING AND HELP LITTLE BRAINS DEVELOP -- July 23, 2014
Produced by Oaklandish, the line will initially be given to new parents in the Oakland area, but it's already caught the attention of Hillary Clinton and the Too Small to Fail initiative and there are plans underway to expand it nationally.... [more].


LIVE WORK OAK

 

OAKLANDISH CEO ANGELA TSAY SEES COMMUNITY AS THE ROOTS OF GOOD BUSINESS -- July 23, 2014
“We realized there was a real hunger for people to find a way to express their Oakland pride,” says Angela Tsay, CEO and Creative Director of Oakland’s iconic t-shirt company, Oaklandish.... [more]

SFCHRONICLE

 

OAKLAND'S DOWNTOWN BRIDGES VICTORIANA WITH ULTRAMODERN -- May 21, 2014
1444 Broadway: Stocked with hoodies, T-shirts and accessories for women, men, children and babies adorned with logos and slogans celebrating this East Bay city. ... [more]



NYTIMES

 

OAKLAND: BROOKLYN BY THE BAY -- May 2, 2014
Screen-printed by hand, Oaklandish’s shirts incorporate local iconography like the waterfront cranes and the view from the Bay Bridge, precisely the sort of unpretty nuts-and-bolts infrastructural details some cities may choose not to aestheticize. ... [more]


OAKLAND LOCAL

 

OAKLANDISH OPENING NEW RETAIL STORE IN JACK LONDON SQUARE -- April 29, 2014
Oaklandish is expanding in Oakland once again–into Jack London Square, where the Oakland Supply Company, their new “concept shop” –is going to be the next step in turning Oaklandish from a beloved t-shirt vendor and valued community business into a brand that can help showcase Oakland arts and artisans both to the local Oakland community and all the visitors, newcomers and others coming into the city..... [more]


CAMPANIL

 

OAKLANDISH PAYS IT FORWARD -- April 4, 2014
Located within Oakland’s bustling downtown, Oaklandish carries a wide variety of apparel and novelty items that represent Oakland culture, and the proceeds from the sales in turn helps to give back to the community.... [more]


KALW

 

HELLA OAKLANDISH: CELEBRATING "THE TOWN" -- February 6, 2014
City Hall isn’t the only place you will find Oakland’s namesake, the oak tree. Step foot in the East Bay and you will quickly come across t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and stickers that brandish an image of the iconic tree. ... [more]



OAK Tribune

 


OAKLANDISH OPENS SHOP IN THE DIMOND DISTRICT -- December 24, 2013
The store, at 3419 Fruitvale Ave., is the second and latest permanent addition to the company's downtown headquarters and retail outlet. Oaklandish sells unique T-shirts, hats, hoodies and skateboard decks, as well as a rotating range of artisanal items, in collaboration with local artists and producers. ... [more]



Oakland Local

 


OAKLANDISH OPENS NEW STORE IN THE DIMOND -- December 10, 2013
The Dimond store will also participate in the community and non-profit outreach efforts. There is the Nonprofit of the Month, in which Oaklandish showcases a local organization inside the store, usually in the form of some participatory exhibition, and contributes ten percent of that day’s profits to the organization. ... [more]

Globe and Mail

 


OAKLAND: MEET THE BROOKLYN OF THE WEST -- October 29, 2012
This shop donates a chunk of its proceeds from sales of Oakland swag to charities — its designers came up with the T-shirts showing the Bay Bridge and the cranes, and another with one of Merritt Lake’s pesky Canada geese packaged up and ready to be shipped north of the border. ... [more]


Conde Nast

 

TRAVEL GUIDE: WHAT TO DO IN OAKLAND -- October 9, 2012
What began as a covert street art campaign to rep Oakland pride, has since blossomed into a legendary local clothing brand with its own brick and mortar storefront. Not only are the threads here hip, but some of the proceeds from everything sold go to various community projects. ... [more]


KQED

 

THE LOCAL LOVE & CIVIC CHARM KNOWN AS OAKLANDISH -- June 30, 2012
For those who live on the east side of the Bay, it's hard not to notice all the T-shirts bearing iconic "Oaklandish" images popping up on the streets and in clothing and gift shops all over town. Or you might have noticed the big Oaklandish bus called "The Rig" parked outside the Grand Lake farmer's market or local street fairs.
... [more]


SFGate

 


OAKLANDISH OPENS T-SHIRT SHOP TO REBRAND CITY -- August 8, 2011
Rebranding downtown Oakland into a shopping destination goes against the grain of decades of history. But flipping public perception on its head has been Oaklandish's trademark from its inception. ... [more]

Thrillist

 

THE LOCAL TEE-SLINGERS GET A PERMA SPACE DOWNTOWN -- July 11, 2011
The first permanent retail space from the 11yr-old tee-slinging shop with the same name, Oaklandish is a short-sleeve-porium in Downtown Oakland, carrying community-advocating, locally focused tees, crafts, and curiosities in a brick-heavy interior with a herringbone wood-back wall… ... [more]


Diablo

 

BOUTIQUE PEEK: OAKLANDISH -- July 2011
Centrally located on Broadway in downtown Oakland, the store’s clientele represents the cultural diversity of the city. Since the grand opening on July 1, prominent Oaklanders like Mayor Jean Quan and Oakland A’s super fan “Krazy George” have made appearances.
... [more]

Oakland Local

 

OAKLANDISH TO OPEN STORE ON BROADWAY -- June 21, 2011
Located literally in the Heart of Oakland, the building’s former name, the space will embody the spirit of Oaklandish: delivering fresh ‘n local clothing and ‘crafts and curiosities’ to the people of Oakland while bringing the community together with artists, performers and events.
... [more]


SFIST

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OAKLAND! -- May 4, 2011
If you're not already familiar with Oaklandish, it's an apparel company that celebrates "local love and original Oakland charm" and was created to fund an array of community collaborations and events. All their products are printed by hand in Oakland.
... [more]


Oakland North

 

OAKLAND NON-PROFIT AWARDS COMMUNITY SERVICE -- November 12, 2010
Though Oaklandish is probably best known to the public for its tree-emblazoned apparel, it’s been a staple of humanitarian and arts work in the Bay Area for years. Founded in 2000, Oaklandish was started as an arts group to encourage civic pride, and has since organized countless events, including the annual Lake Merritt Radio Regatta, capture the flag games throughout the downtown, and “Liberation Drive-In” movie screenings that project films onto the walls of Oakland buildings. ... [more]

Nat Geo

 


THAT CALIFORNIA SPIRIT -- November 2010
Track down the 1966 Clark Cortez motor home turned portable clothing shop run by community-focused arts collective Oaklandish and express yourself as the natives do: with a T-shirt touting Oaklandish’s popular roots logo. ... [more]


OMCA

 

THE MOST KNOWN UNKNOWN: OAKLANDISH -- August 27, 2009
Oaklandish evolved from a loose collective of artists putting up posters on abandoned storefronts to staging large-scale events as public art. “Original Oakland Charm” became the tagline for an organizing principle based on pride of place and the belief that Oakland has a unique identity worthy of celebration. ... [more]


EAST BAY EXPRESS

 

PROUDEST HOMETOWN MERCHANDISE: OAKLANDISH -- 2005
Nobody does East Bay pride like Oaklandish. Where else can you find Oakland Booty underwear, T-shirts advertising Oaksterdam, or Royal Crown's individually airbrushed mesh baseball caps featuring locally inspired graffiti or anime-style designs?... [more]


EAST BAY EXPRESS

 

THERE, THERE, THERE: NEW ZINE OAKSLANDER CELEBRATES OUR LOCAL "GHOST TOWN" -- January 15, 2003
"Oaklandish is a tagline for a campaign to express your love for the East Bay," [Hull] says. "When you say Oaklandish, you are evoking all of the previous incarnations that the city has represented."... [more]


 

OAKLAND ARTISTS CELEBRATE IGNORED BEAUTY -- August 23, 2002
Today also marks the unveiling of Hull and Co.'s new Web site, www.oaklandish.org. Their new online headquarters will house... [more]





AWARDS


 

FORTUNE MAGAZINE: INNER CITY 100
2014 Winner - 1st in Retail, 33rd Overall


EBX

 

 

EAST BAY EXPRESS: BEST OF THE EAST BAY
2014 Readers' Poll Winner: Best Locally Produced Goods
2011 Readers' Poll Winner: Best Local Idea, Best T-Shirts, Best Clothing Designer
2010 Readers' Poll Winner: Best Locally Made Product, Best Locally Made Kid's Product, Best Locally Made Clothes, Best Men's Clothing, Best T-Shirts
2010 Best Bike Tour: Oaklandish Tour de Taco
2009 Readers' Poll Winner: Best East Bay Product, Best Place to Buy a T-Shirt
2008 Readers' Poll Winner: Best East Bay Product
2005 Proudest Hometown Merchandise
2004 Best Hip-Hop Clothing: Keep your bling-bling real, too


BUSINESS OF YR

 

STATE SENATOR LONI HANCOCK'S 2013 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
"The success of Oaklandish demonstrates that an innovative company can both be successful and make a positive contribution to the community," [Loni] Hancock said. "The creativity and uniqueness of its product line, combined with its dedication to helping the community, makes this company richly deserving of the award."... [more]


OAK Magazine

 

OAKLAND MAGAZINE'S BEST OF OAKLAND AND THE EAST BAY
2014 Best East Bay Product
2012 Best T-Shirts, Best New Kid's Clothes


INDIE AWARDS

 

OAKLAND INDIE AWARDS
2010 Winner - Youth Empowerment


OAKLAND HERITAGE ALLIANCE

 


OAKLAND HERITAGE ALLIANCE
2002 Partner in Preservation