For Immediate Release
July 18th, 2018
Media Contact:
Daniella Cortez, publicist



The SMS based curated shopping experience will bring their special brand of handmade wares to gather, located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood for a limited time.

WHAT: Handheld Handmade celebrates the launch of the SMS based shopping experience with a curated selection of handmade goods and interactive events in San Francisco, CA at gather. Guests are invited to enjoy light refreshments during the opening reception on Saturday, September 15th from 5 to 7 p.m. This event features a make and take necklace (free with the purchase of $25 or more) and a first glimpse into the hand-selected goods that will be available through Handheld Handmade.  

Throughout the limited run pop up, there will be two other maker inspired events at gather; a modern calligraphy workshop as well as an avocado dyeing workshop. Both events will bring in talented artisans to teach and inspire, and guests will have goods to take home. Information on workshop costs and registration is available online.

For members of the media, Handheld will host a private press preview in store on Friday, September 14th from 5 to 7 p.m. Interviews with Handheld Handmade founder and craft industry expert Kelly Rand as well as access to the space for photography will be available. For background information ahead of the media event contact Rand’s publicist Daniella Cortez at

WHEN: September 15th - 23rd, 2018
WHERE: gather
541 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102

About Handheld Handmade

Handheld Handmade is text-based retail for curated handmade goods. Launched in 2018 by Kelly Rand, a seasoned craft industry professional with more than a decade under her belt as a tastemaker and entrepreneur. Rand devised Handheld to bring the best of the best the handmade community has to offer straight to your messages. Taking the guesswork out of searching for the perfect gift, unique home accent, or accessory, just easily hit reply to get these unique items delivered to your door.  Handheld’s mission is to connect independent makers with handmade fans via a one-of-a-kind retail experience. Handheld helps get handmade goods from amazing makers into the hands of customers who want to support independent makers and small businesses. For more information, visit or text POPUP to join: 202-800-9191

About gather

gather provides San Francisco shoppers with a thoughtfully curated selection of unique local and hand-crafted clothing, jewelry, home goods, and gifts. Owned by husband and wife team, Christian and Daisy McClellan, it is a place to discover innovative local and indie artists and artisans. gather fosters an engaging shopping experience that provides a meaningful connection to the featured craftsmen and women including hosting workshops, pop-ups, and other festive events.