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Oakland-based and Oakland-made Oaklandish is the purveyor of shirts and accessories inspired by (you guessed it) Oakland. Founded in 2000, the brand's purpose is to spread "Local Love" by featuring the city's points of pride on T-shirts. Proceeds from sales are sowed back into the community through grants to encourage the continued progression of art and innovation from the area.
The East Bay clothing movement has taken root—in more ways than one. And owner Angela Tsay told the San Francisco Business Times, "We're simply running out of room to meet demand." So plans are in the works to expand with a new store at 3419 Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland—opening November 9—a warehouse space at 291 3rd Street in Jack London Square, and pop-up shops planned for the holidays (including one at the Southwest terminal at Oakland airport). The brand is on the rise and so is Oakland pride.
· Oaklandish swells with Oakland love, opens new store and warehouse [San Francisco Business Times]
· Oaklandish [Official Site]