Press & Awards
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.
"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]
“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]
2017 Fast 50: fastest-growing private companies in the East Bay
2016 Fast 100: fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area
We are very proud to be named Oakland Small Business of the Year by Assemblymember Rob Bonta!
2015 Readers' Poll Winner: Best Locally Produced Goods
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
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
"Oaklandish, the city's iconic clothing designer and manufacturer, is wrapping up its fifth year of rewarding Oakland's most studious high schoolers." ... [more]
"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]
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]
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]
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]
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]