Press & Awards
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].
“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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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.
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]