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Inner City 100: Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses

Inner City 100: Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses

Every year, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City identifies, ranks, and spotlights the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America’s inner cities. These companies are experiencing rapid growth—and making a meaningful impact on their cities and communities.

Oaklandish is proud to announce that we made the Fortune list at number 96 for 2020.

The Undying Legacy Of The Hieroglyphics Logo On Underground Hip-Hop Culture

The Undying Legacy Of The Hieroglyphics Logo On Underground Hip-Hop Culture

"A couple of years ago, in an effort to be able to focus more on their music and less on the day-to-day operations of the merchandise, Hiero partnered with Oaklandish, a civic pride-focused retailer and designer in Oakland. A bastion of Bay Area style themselves, Oaklandish now produces and sells the full-line of Hiero merch." ... [more]

Gifts from Oaklandish give back

Gifts from Oaklandish give back

“Buy gifts that mean something, and more importantly, buy and give gifts that give back... There are so many people and groups who may not make it through this pandemic. Our choices can make a difference in that.”

Gifts from Oaklandish, ranging from their signature tees, hoodies, and snapbacks printed with a spreading-crown-and-roots oak tree to their already-sold-out branded dominoes and doormats, will help you give back in ways that are layered, multiple, and—in the current moment—vital. ... [more]

Fast 100

Fast 100

2017 Fast 50: fastest-growing private companies in the East Bay

2016 Fast 100: fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area

Oakland Small Business of the Year

Oakland Small Business of the Year

We are very proud to be named Oakland Small Business of the Year by Assemblymember Rob Bonta!

Oakland Magazine

Oakland Magazine

OAKLAND MAGAZINE'S BEST OF OAKLAND AND THE EAST BAY
2015 Best Men's Clothing and Best East Bay Product
2014 Best East Bay Product
2012 Best T-Shirts, Best New Kid's Clothes

Fortune Magazine x Harvard Business School

Fortune Magazine x Harvard Business School

FORTUNE MAGAZINE: INNER CITY 100

Inner City 100 companies exemplify more than outstanding growth. They are forces of economic opportunity, optimism and transformation in their communities. Providing a platform for recognition, networking and learning, the Inner City 100 program continues to open doors for other budding urban entrepreneurs and stimulate inner city business development and job creation.

2017: 44th overall

2016: 38th overall

2015: 21st overall

2014: 1st in Retail, 33rd overall

Inc. 5000

Inc. 5000

Inc. 5000
2015 rank: 1941

2017 rank: 3486

OAKLANDISH APPAREL LETS TOP STUDENTS STRUT THEIR STUFF

OAKLANDISH APPAREL LETS TOP STUDENTS STRUT THEIR STUFF

"Oaklandish, the city's iconic clothing designer and manufacturer, is wrapping up its fifth year of rewarding Oakland's most studious high schoolers." ... [more]

WORLD WIDE NATE BRINGS YOU OAKLAND

WORLD WIDE NATE BRINGS YOU OAKLAND

"From a culinary location to a cultural location, I was drawn to Oaklandish. They began as a public art program, but quickly grew into a successful brand that represents Oakland to the fullest."... [more]

SIDE STREETS: THE PRIDE OF OAKLAND

SIDE STREETS: THE PRIDE OF OAKLAND

"Oaklandish makes amazing t-shirts, hoodies, and other items that celebrate how much people really love the city."... [more]

OAKLANDISH -- BRIGHTPEARL CUSTOMER STORY

OAKLANDISH -- BRIGHTPEARL CUSTOMER STORY

"There are a lot of companies out there who are doing screen printed t-shirts, graphic tees, but we really wanted to put the meaning back into the shirt."

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ANGELA TSAY: A MODERN DAY PIONEER CREATING CIVIC PRIDE -- Mar 29, 2015

ANGELA TSAY: A MODERN DAY PIONEER CREATING CIVIC PRIDE -- Mar 29, 2015

"With a socially-conscious mission that focuses on delivering “local love” through quality goods made by local companies, we think Oaklandish — with CEO and creative director Angela Tsay at the helm — is doing trailblazing work that deserves to be recognized."... [more]

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: A DAY OF EATING, SHOPPING, AND BIKING IN SAN FRANCISCO

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: A DAY OF EATING, SHOPPING, AND BIKING IN SAN FRANCISCO

The year-old Two Jacks Denim stocks USA-made, premium artisanal jeans from brands like Kansas City’s Baldwin, Arcadia’s Railcar, and S.F.’s Tellason, while all stripe of Oakland-made goods and city T-shirts can be found at Oaklandish.... [more]

OAKLANDISH PUTTING DOWN ROOTS, EXPANDING

OAKLANDISH PUTTING DOWN ROOTS, EXPANDING

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]

OAKLAND SHOPS SPRING UP WITH ITEMS TO APPEAL TO LOCAL PRIDE -- November 19, 2014

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]

IS OAKLAND THE NEXT BROOKLYN? IT'D RATHER NOT BE.

IS OAKLAND THE NEXT BROOKLYN? IT'D RATHER NOT BE.

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]

OAKLANDISH: CHINWE OKONA AND SPENSER COOPER

OAKLANDISH: CHINWE OKONA AND SPENSER COOPER

Joining me this week were Chinwe Okona and Spenser Cooper from Oaklandish, Oakland's homegrown retailer of apparel and civic pride.... [more]

OAKLAND IS MORE THAN "SAN FRANCISCO'S BROOKLYN" -- September 5, 2014

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]


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