For Immediate Release
August 21st, 2018
Daniella Cortez, publicist
HANDHELD HANDMADE LAUNCHES TEXT TO SHOP SERVICE WITH POP-UP AT GATHER
The SMS based curated shopping experience celebrates their official launch with unique, handmade wares at gather in San Francisco’s trendy Hayes Valley neighborhood.
San Francisco, CA -- Handheld Handmade, a new SMS based shopping experience that brings unique, hand selected and handmade items direct to users text messages, announces their official launch with a pop-up shop and craft series hosted by Hayes Valley business gather. Guests are invited to enjoy light refreshments and shop handmade 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.
Handheld Handmade founder Kelly Rand says, “I'm so excited to bring Handheld to people who love handmade just as much as I do. After months of beta testing the service with a dedicated group of makers and industry professionals, our beta testers have said they've found Handheld to be fun and easy and they absolutely love what they buy."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events run September 15th - 23rd, 2018 at gather
541 Octavia St
San Francisco, CA 94102
About Handheld Handmade
Handheld Handmade is a 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 www.handheldhandmade.com or text POPUP to join: 202-800-9191
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.