Support Inspired Natives not ‘Native Inspired’

Last week, an infographic titled “Why Native People Should Stop Buying Pendleton” went viral on Facebook. As the first Native-owned company to produce wool blankets, we were asked to comment on the content of this post – which was shared at least 10,000 times – by dozens of people and even media. At Eighth Generation, it isn’t our style to focus on the negative, so we declined to comment on the content. Continue reading

Blackfeet Ledger Artist Joins Inspired Natives Project

SEATTLE, WA – Eighth Generation, the first Native-owned company to offer wool blankets, is honored to introduce John Isaiah Pepion (Blackfeet Nation) as the newest Inspired Natives Project collaborator! John will join 5 other artists in the project, through which Eighth Generation mentors artists as they transition from a gallery based business model to an entrepreneurship model. Continue reading

Eighth Generation Creates Guide to Native Owned Businesses in Seattle

Eighth Generation has helped demonstrate that Seattle’s Native people are successful artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators. In a city that is built on top of occupied Native land and sells millions of dollars of product with the Seattle Seahawks’ and other appropriated “Native” art – Eighth Generation stands out by supporting the capacity of real Natives to tell their stories and bring their art to market. Continue reading

Small Businesses and Artists Collaborate to Beautify Homeless Shelter

Seattle, WA – When Louie Gong, a Nooksack tribal member and owner of Eighth Generation, recently visited the new 75 bed homeless shelter on the boarder of Beacon Hill and the International District, he was deeply impacted by the 20,000 square feet of blank white walls. Continue reading

A NEW TRADITION BEGINS: Eighth Generation and Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Release New Wool Blanket Design

March 09, 2016 – (Seattle, WA) Eighth Generation, the first Native-owned company to offer wool blankets, has released a video preview of their collaborative blanket with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi (Dowagiac, MI). The Seattle-based small business has been offering wool blankets since October 2015. This groundbreaking project is Eighth Generation’s first collaboration with a tribe, and it demonstrates what is possible when Native people have ownership over all aspects of the development and manufacturing process. Continue reading