SF NOW Testimonials

It’s so good to be able to touch feel the product again. I’m always looking for American made and fair-trade product and I found an abundance at SF NOW. I saw some of my fabulous lines, and I found a lot of new lines as well. I feel rich from my experience at SF NOW, being able to talk to the artists and find the product that I really need. The greeting cards from Noted were outstanding with a tremendous amount of small maker studios with really outstanding merchandise. I have so much new stuff coming into the store, so thank you SF NOW + Noted for helping us touch and feel again and for bringing an event like this to the West Coast. I plan to come to every SF NOW in the future.

Ferne Solomon, Owner/Buyer, Fern's Garden

We are so excited to have a show like SF NOW on the West Coast. We’re based in San Diego, so having an amazing curated show with high end brands and companies is an incredible opportunity to be a part of. We’ve connected with great buyers looking for new products and we talked to everyone from small to midsize boutiques to large corporate buyers like Target and World Market. It’s been a wonderful range of diverse buyers from all over the U.S. and a lot of really great conversations.

Jennifer Braidwood, Founder, Braid & Wood

We chose to exhibit at SF NOW with a goal to opening new accounts and connecting with buyers and we couldn’t be happier! The type of specialty retailers we encountered at SF NOW ranged from gift to decorative accessories, wineries, hardware and grocery and we opened quite a few new accounts. We saw some major players here, prospective buyers that we didn’t expect to see. It’s been beyond our expectations – the sheer amount of buyers, the type of buyer and the quality of buyer.

Chris Lundgren, The London Group.

I connected with buyers from all over at SF NOW. I had buyers from really large stores and small specialty retailers approach me. Meeting retailers in person, they get to see your product, touch and feel everything, it’s really special to make that connection. Once they get in the booth and they’re feeling comfortable, they have time to try everything on and they get a good sense for the products. SF NOW has been just a wonderful experience. The buyers here are ready to stock up for their shops and get back to selling. Everything was beyond my expectations, and I’ve gotten into many shops. Even before we even came to the show, a retailer in Seattle found me on the exhibitor list and placed an order, so that alone was amazing.

Julia Szendrei, Julia Szendrei Jewelry

Amazing little show. Show management extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Great variety of exhibitors. Loved the show. We will be back.

Katie Deurloo, Perry’s Parcel & Gift

You broke the show mold. Created a unique, open floorplan that promotes easy communication between buyers and vendors. The setting is wonderful to shop in and explore. Good food available, friendly show staff and excited vendors.  Show well done!!!

Howard Schwartz, Whitney Howard Designs

I enjoyed the show. Manageable size, fresh new products and vendors close to home!

Sarah Mays-Salin, Good Earth Natural Foods Inc

SF NOW is our first tradeshow, and we are just blown away by the quality of the event and especially the people. Everyone is so nice and supportive – couldn’t ask for more.

Joseph Lam, Parents are Human

Great selection of independent card makers.

Bob Bortfeld, Just Write Arts

There was such a strong buzz about SF NOW/Noted and having a show back in San Francisco where it belongs. Everyone loves the Fort Mason Center venue.

Mary Hada, Mary Hada, Inc

Great location. Good card selection.

Melisa Brown, The Kiva Grocery

The SF NOW show has been very successful for us! I’ve had many new dealers come by in the last two days. I’ll definitely be exhibiting next year. Thank you to all of the beautiful and helpful staff.

Marcel Soros, Pura Vida Bracelets