tinaproduce

Tina Produce

Oakland, California
| 1,586 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome to the shop! Tina Produce promotes sustainability by offering reusable napkins, kitchen towels, totes and tees. Initial designs are inspired by farmers' markets and aim to celebrate year-round fresh local produce. All functional art pieces are designed and hand screenprinted in Oakland, California.

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Last updated on Feb 28, 2021

Welcome to the shop! Tina Produce promotes sustainability by offering reusable napkins, kitchen towels, totes and tees. Initial designs are inspired by farmers' markets and aim to celebrate year-round fresh local produce. All functional art pieces are designed and hand screenprinted in Oakland, California.

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Kristina Basgen

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Kristina Basgen

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About tinaproduce

Sales 1,586
On Etsy since 2011

Life is Berry Sweet

All Tina Produce items are designed, hand screen-printed and cleverly packaged in Oakland by me, Kristina Basgen, and on occasion a few helpers.

The seeds of Tina Produce began in 2009, when I left my administrative non-profit job to pursue a more creative career. I worked at farmers’ markets while taking a slew of graphic arts classes. Spending time at the outdoor farmers’ markets proved more therapeutic for my mental health than the health of my dwindling savings; I still have yet to discover a sad person at a farmers market. When I took an intensive screen printing class in the summer of 2010, the berry designs for Tina Produce emerged. Slowly but surely my Etsy site took wind and a few local shops began carrying the on trend gift-ready kitchen towels and napkin sets. Beyond my wildest dreams, Anthropologie picked up the floursack towels and mixed berry napkin sets for their summer 2013 inventory.

At that point, I hired a recent grad from California College of the Arts, Haley Delaney, and my dear friend, Selja Ojanne, a recent MFA grad, as my printing assistants. Until then, I had only contracted a couple Oakland seamstresses for occasional napkin hemming. It took several other friends, my parents, and other Oakland community members for help packaging towels in baskets and sticking tags. Besides napkin hemming, most operations are handled by myself these days, but I am grateful to know I have my options within the community of Oakland for times of higher volume.

Who knew that working at farmers' markets would eventually inspire professional independence in a creative field!

Shop members

  • Kristina Basgen

    Owner, Marketer, Creator

    I love screenprinting and aim to create sustainable goodies that promote the local foods movement. My inspiration comes from time spent working at farmers markets in California.

Production partners

  • Lisa's Sewing Services

    Oakland, CA

    Lisa is a super detail-oriented local seamstress and came to Tina Produce looking for work. Whenever we have times of higher volume, Lisa is able to support us with high quality and quick napkin hemming turnarounds.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
We hope everyone is more than satisfied with their Tina Produce linens. If for some reason you are not, please contact us and we can work it out.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Refunds are available within 30 days of delivery. Full refunds are available if canceling your order before shipment and for items returned in original condition. You may cancel your order by sending us an email or convo.

No refund or credit is given for goods visibly damaged, unusable, or beyond the 30 day period.
Payment
Credit card, Paypal, and Etsy Gift Cards are acceptable means of payment. California state residents are subject to sales tax at checkout.
Shipping
Items are shipped via USPS first class or Priority Mail if total shipment weighs more than 13 ounces (usually 3-4 or more items).
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders may be available for the right project.