Oct 1, 2012
We are happy to be doing the Maker Faire TWICE in one year! Yes, we will be slapping on the fresh screen prints for you at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in Oakland. Just bring some of your old clothes for the Swap-o-Rama-Rama and pick up something new, and we can print one of our designs right on the spot. We hope to see you there!
Find us in the Hand's On Building on the upper level.
Apr 20, 2012
Our youth Jada and Nevaeh printing it up!
Homeygrown will be at the Exploratorium to celebrate Earth Day. We'll be doing some fresh prints at the Swap-o-Rama-Rama there within the larger Open Make event, with the theme of TRASH. How fitting, since we love to print on other people's old duds to turn them into new fashions!
This is only part of the fun that Exploratorium has to offer....so check it out!
Check out the event info here.
Dec 5, 2011
2 swaps in one week? Yup that's how Homeygrown does it!
We'll be hosting the shoe swap at La Femme Fatale, and since this is a sneaker event, we're hoping to see some rare joints up to trade (and I'm hoping for some size 7s)!
Here's how it works:
1. Go through your kicks and take your picks. Bring sneakers that never leave the box, or the ones you just bought because they were on sale. Is your collection taking over your bedroom? Try sizing it down by bringing a few pairs to the swap.
2. Make them shoes shine! Clean the shoes thoroughly because we will be having them on display at the event. Check the inside, lace 'em up, and even clean the soles.
3. At the event, fill out an info card about your sneakers: brand, style, size, etc. You will also have to come up with a $ price range $ for your shoes. One of the shoes will be displayed in a secured room at the event. Feel free to stick by your sneakers, or walk around the room to check out the other kicks, or just kick back and check out the party! Get your nails did, shop the racks, or check out Rocky Rivera's performance.
4. Interested sneaker heads can view the shoes on display and if they need to try them on or check them out, we will bring the other shoe for them to try. If someone is interested in your shoe, you can decide if you want to trade with her. If she does not have shoes to trade, then you can sell it to her. There will be a sheet for people to fill out their offers if you're not in the room.
Let us know if there are any questions.
I'm personally swapping 4 pairs already...maybe more!
Nov 28, 2011
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Oct 24, 2011
Nov 17, 2009
Told you we were busy! This Saturday, our homies from the Space Station are throwing an event to celebrate conscious living...the Fresh Trade Agreement. If you're going to throw the word trade in your event, then you're going to have to have a trade opportunity there, which is why Homeygrown was invited to hold a swap at the event. Not only that, we're doing FREE silkscreening too, so come and get your duds dolled up for nada.
This is going to be a pretty powerful event, so please come and support, and don't forget to bring something to swap!
We're also fresh trade approved! Homeygrown had the first write up for the event! Click the link to read what the homies had to say about us.
We are jumping this off with a group of folks that WELL encapsulates the spirit of the Fresh Trade Agreement.
And FOLKS they be, for real.
HOMEYGROWN is a fashion collective, headed by two fiery fems – ARTIFFACT and ROCKILL. The versatility of these two seamstresses is not really done justice in a blog post. They’ve built HOMEYGROWN to rep the most creative, freshest threads in recycled & reconstructed clothing. Both Artiffact and Rockill have individually created their own styles and signature pieces, including Rockill’s one-pocket aprons made from recycled fabrics. This is sustainable fashion built on some beautiful community building. We are super excited to support!
Also, HOMEYGROWN has been holdin down swaps and fashion shows in the Bay for years, if you haven't been to one yet yo'self. Lucky you, Nov 21st at Fresh Trade Agreement, you'll be able to experience the infamous HOMEYGROWN SWAP, complete with ill silk screens to customize your swap finds. And maybe we’ll convince them to lace up their friends for a fashion show…
Nov 16, 2009
This will be the last night of Pasand Lounge...come thru and say peace to the lovely bartender Rockilly while she makes delicious candy cocktails will leftover Halloween candy. Just kidding about the leftovers part, but yes, she'll be making cocktails WITH CANDY....and the aprons that will be rocked in the Homeygrown fashion show!