# of years “making” in Baltimore
# of people on Oyin team
# of products “made” in Baltimore
This may seem like a direct contradiction to my last answer, but finding the RIGHT commercial space was a challenge. After we moved out of our basement, we moved the factory every year or two, trying to make different kinds of spaces work. We are a bootstrapped business, and couldn’t afford to lease an actual commercial kitchen, so we got creative with warehouse spaces, former salon spaces, storefronts, you name it. Finally, we found a raw space we thought would be able to grow with us. We’ve been at our Barclay production & shipping location for more than 5 years now.