Highlights of our Bay Area Made Workspaces Exhibit for SF Design Week
A look behind the scenes of 25+ maker companies.read more
Berkeley. Established 2011.
Orta Kitchen Garden makes self-watering terracotta seed starting and microgreen planters at their Berkeley factory and store. Green to the core, their mission is to encourage people to connect to the natural world through gardening, and to make their manufacturing as eco-friendly as possible.
Orta pots are slip-cast from terracotta clay that is blended in-house to ensure its toxin-free. They’re fired only once to low temperatures to save half the energy of typical terracotta production. Glazes are lead-free, non-toxic, and custom formulated to enable their once-fire process. All products are shipped in 100% paper packaging that can be recycled or composted to give customers a zero-waste experience.
Our Bay Area Made community includes skilled makers and artisans who can create made-to-order goods such as furniture, lighting, decor, kitchen & tabletop, clothing, jewelry, bags, accessories, food, beverages, and body products.
This online exhibit for San Francisco Design Week showcases the studios, workshops, and factories where Bay Area Made member companies make everything from home & garden, apparel & accessories, food & beverage, and body & bath products. You will also learn about the products they make, the tools and materials they use, and their making process.
We hope this look behind the scenes gives you a greater understanding and appreciation of what goes into making high quality products – and inspires you to support your local makers.