GOAL ZERO is an innovator of portable solar power systems that power a variety of USB, AC and DC devices anywhere and at anytime. Providing a perfect blend of portability, power, and ease-of-use, GOAL ZERO products feature full solar energy systems -solar panels, power packs and accessories – each designed to work in concert with each other. GOAL ZERO was founded by entrepreneur Robert Workman, who realized the need for renewable power and light through his work with the non-profit organization TIFIE in the remote regions of the Republic of Congo. GOAL ZERO donates a portion of proceeds from all GOAL ZERO purchases to TIFIE (www.tifie.org), which is dedicated to fostering economic development by establishing sustainable business enterprises that produce goods and services and create lasting jobs. GOAL ZERO products are widely available at many retailers.
GOAL ZERO isn’t just a company, it’s a business created by people who live life to its fullest, with a shared vision inspired by the passion for adventure, respect for the planet and a humanitarian heart. We’re a company that equips families and individuals seeking to improve the outdoor experience with the most innovative portable power products on the market. Field-proven in some of the most remote places on earth, we are working to continually deliver smart, innovative power solutions that will change the way you adventure.
In 2006, SOMEONE Clothing was born out of the extra room in Matt Kenitzer’s 2 bedroom apartment in Salem, Oregon. The name SOMEONE was carried over from Matt’s college days when he signed all his paintings, SOMEONE. With the purchase of a flash dryer, a hand-built 1 color press and a light box system Gabe Davis, Matt’s good friend and original partner, printed a bunch of shirts and started selling them out of a local shop they worked in. 1 year later Matt teamed up with, now partner, Chris Tafoya, or better known as Sleep in the music world, and moved their growing production capabilities up to Portland. Together Matt and Chris worked on bringing to life the original vision of being a concept and art driven brand that was unique in it’s mission and look. With major influences from the homeless and other figures of this country that are often neglected and his thoughts on society in general Matt designed numerous graphics which they proceeded hustle at different local and national music and art shows. Since the start there has been a lot of growth thru a lot of unfortunate events and just taking care of life as self-employed workers. The slower steady growth has been a blessing in disguise and great things are to come as SOMEONE Clothing gains momentum with the opening of their new location back at home in Salem,being a part of some major events, and working with a lot of collaborative relationships they’ve built putting out amazing quality products.
Grimm Image Records out of Highland California is a Native American owned record label who’s objective is to bring hip hop back to its true form, an art form. Where hip hop is respected and not exploited. We collaborate with and encourage each of our accomplished artist to create music which allows for the voice of the artist and their individual creative freedom to be what is heard and seen. Grimm Image Records was founded on this ideology and Grimm will continue to lay tracks towards getting hip hop back to what it truly stands for. THE FUTURE IS GRIMM!!!
The new TFK skateboard shop in Washington Manor is a place of collaboration for artists from around the Bay Area. It is named for its location: “The Four Korners” where Manor Boulevard intersects Farnsworth Avenue.
The shop sells custom-designed skateboards, clothing and limited-edition hats. Artist/owner Mike Alvarez, 29, says he has a mission in mind.
“We want to try to do something for kids to help keep them out of trouble,” says Alvarez. “I grew up in the Manor. I’m a local guy, and I offer a 15 percent discount for kids who are in an after-school program.