Garments For No One
When you hand make every article of clothing that carries your name, it’s natural to feel like a small part of you goes into each piece. For L.A.-based Garments for No One Creative Director Dennis Lopez, each piece is personal and honest. GFNO makes high-quality clothes at reasonable prices for people to be inspired by or as Lopez likes to say, “those looking for the hidden gems.” Your next hidden gem is waiting for you at Oishi Barrio.
"For us, all around it was a fantastic event! Most people who stopped by gave us a lot of positive feedback. The event for us was great!" - Dennis Lopez, Garments for No One.
Lisa Ila Rocha is the Latina behind ilaments jewelry. When the L.A. native opened her store in South Central in 2000, she immediately tried to incorporate her “Mexican & Native American Cultural stories into each jewelry piece.” In this way, she created and developed ilaments into a “Latina cultural aesthetic” brand. Erykah Badu and Gwen Stefani have been spotted wearing her jewelry, and you can grab your own at Oishi Barrio.
San Pedro’s own Trinity CBC is premium coffee with a cause. “The only Los Angeles specialty coffee pop-up, and coffee spot in San Pedro that regularly fundraises,” this “unique Chicano-influenced coffee experience,” sets itself apart from the rest not just by being quality people, but by constant innovation. Trinity hopes to “bond and soothe souls,” cup by cup of their specialty coffee. Start soothing souls. Drink Trinity CBC at Oishi Barrio!
Silvana Zamara is the spiritual holistic healer and teacher behind Garden Grove-based wellness brand Sana Canna. Zamara was initiated as a curandera (mind, body, spirit healer) in 2014 by a revered Q’ero Shaman after she saw the need to promote a return to our natural ways of healing and living. Each of San Canna’s products is plant-based and made from a natural, holistic lifestyle perspective, and aims to help you find the balance and healing your soul needs. Find a deeper way to heal and connect with Sana Canna at Oishi Barrio.
When the world shut down because of the pandemic, Julie’s Records Founder Julie Acosta was forced to adjust to the new reality.
The fourth-generation Angelino adjusted from going to at least one live show a week to being separated from her live music community.
Although Acosta tried virtual shows, she found that streaming just wasn’t “getting outside of the algorithm” enough for her.
Acosta missed the shared human experience, so she started putting her record collection on sale at socially distanced get-togethers and pop-ups.
Everything that Julie’s Records does is for others and born out of passion according to Acosta.
For her, the sense of discovery that she gets to share with people when she can show them new music is akin to Christmas.
Come find some records and your own holiday with Julie’s Records @ Oishi Barrio.
“I love vending at Oishi Barrio because it feels intimate. Strangers become friends, it’s a welcoming place for everyone and that’s the best environment to talk about and share good music.” - Julie Acosta, Julie’s Records
Balam Creations owner and founder Eyeris Balam stays at the ready .
The self-professed fabric addict has most of her textiles with her at every pop-up so she can make her creations in the moment.
In that way, she can make sure everyone knows; everything that she sells was made by her hand.
She’s been doing it this way since 2005 and it’s worked for her, earning her a spot at Knott’s Berry Farm for five years and at some of Los Angeles’ best pop-ups.
The Indigenous Mayan immigrant from El Salvador settled in Los Angeles as a youth and has used the city as her inspiration in her creations.
Become a Fabric addict too! You can cop Balam Creations at Oishi Barrio!
“It made me feel good. My daughter and I can set up in a nice space together as a family. We enjoyed it and I’m so glad I did it.” - Eyeris Balam, Balam Creations
14-year-old Ketzalli Balam woke up on a morning in 2019 and went to school like any other normal day.
What set that day apart was that Ketzalli was wearing her new “scruncgz,” the first she’d ever made with her sister Citlalin.
It would become the first of many; but that day, Ketzalli was swarmed by classmates wanting to know where she bought it. When she told them she’d made it, the requests started coming in.
The response was enough to convince her to start her own shop with her 20-year-old sister to raise funds for her cheer tuition, events, and expenses.
And since that day in 2019, the Balam sisters have popped up at some of Los Angeles most popular events.
The sisters have their custom creations featured in Los Angeles shops like Mercadito Monarca, and now you can get your own “scruncgz” at Oishi Barrio!