Snoqualmie Indian Tribe purchases Eighth Generation

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has purchased Seattle-based Eighth Generation, the leading Native-owned art and lifestyle brand in America, from acclaimed Native artist and entrepreneur, Louie Gong. Under the new ownership the Snoqualmie Tribe plans to expand distribution, visibility, and market penetration for Eighth Generation’s 100% Native designed products Continue reading

Native-owned Eighth Generation launches new wool blanket honoring ‘Jim Thorpe’

On Indigenous People’s Day 2019, Seattle based Eighth Generation will launch a special edition wool blanket honoring Native American sports hero, Jim Thorpe. Last year, Eighth Generation officially licensed the Jim Thorpe name and likeness. Continue reading

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

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