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Oasis Skateboard Factory pops up at the Baitshop

Posted by Connie / January 28, 2013

Oasis Skateboard FactoryTucked down a dumpster-blocked laneway off of Dufferin, Friday's launch of the Oasis Skateboard Factory Pop-Up was a-buzz with participating student entrepreneurs, supportive friends and family, Toronto Design Offsite attendees, and maybe one or two lured in with the promise of free Glory Hole Doughnuts.

Like a more advanced and practical co-op, the Oasis Skateboard Factory — in partnership with the Baitshop, a screen-printing and skate shop mecca — helps street-savvy students hone their design chops and develop real world business skills, while earning high school credit at the same time. With help from local artists and community partners, the young designers create their own company brands and hawk their creative products for sale, including streetwear designs, skateboards and longboards, and upcycled items made from old boards, like jewellery, speaker casings, and kitchen utensils.

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Big Fuckin Mega Boat / January 28, 2013 at 10:37 am
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Awesome concept. I'd check it out, but I know I'd end up walking out of there with a new deck...and my 34 year old knees probably can't handle too many more hits falling on a vert ramp (do people still skate vert?). Fuck it, I'll probably check it out anyway. Knees can be repaired.
Hello / April 18, 2013 at 06:05 am
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