The Art of Giving Back - Your Input Needed!

The Art of Giving Back - Your Input Needed!

June 20, 2017 2 Comments

Eighth Generation believes that art is like any natural resource; if we want it to thrive, we need to nurture the ecosystems, communities, and the people that are creating the resource.  This is why we've supported countless organizations, community events, and ceremonies over the last few years...

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A New Kind of Cover Feature for Eighth Generation

A New Kind of Cover Feature for Eighth Generation

May 16, 2017

Since Louie Gong (Nooksack) started Eighth Generation in 2008 as a way to sell the custom shoes he was decorating with cultural art, Eighth Generation's inspiring story and innovative business practices have been featured in magazines, newspapers, television shows, and online publications - but never a textbook...until now!

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The 2017 Blanket Design Contest Ends with a Surprise Twist!

The 2017 Blanket Design Contest Ends with a Surprise Twist!

May 01, 2017

After rigorous review of 60 strong submissions, the Eighth Generation team has made its final selection for the 2017 Blanket Design contest!

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Our Flagship Store at Pike Place Market is Hiring!

Our Flagship Store at Pike Place Market is Hiring!

April 06, 2017

Eighth Generation, the first Native-owned company to offer wool blankets, is searching for a self-starter with a strong general awareness of the Native experience, history and art ...

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2017 Blanket Design Contest Finalists

2017 Blanket Design Contest Finalists

April 04, 2017 27 Comments

We were honored to receive nearly 60 submissions from artists all across Indian Country, and after careful deliberation, the Eighth Generation team has chosen 8 artists as this year's finalists.

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Best of 2016: The Year in Pictures

Best of 2016: The Year in Pictures

January 17, 2017

What a huge year for Eighth Generation! With the support of our friends, family, and community across the continent, we’ve grown - and given back - more than we ever dreamed. Here's some of the highlights of a truly incredible year.

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Gifting Blankets on the Streets of Seattle

Gifting Blankets on the Streets of Seattle

January 03, 2017

Giving back is important to us. Throughout 2016, we were able to do this in many ways, including short notice contributions to Standing Rock, numerous donations to non-profit organizations and cultural events, and our ongoing partnership with the Evergreen Longhouse that led to the Thunderbird Arrives blanket. However, this is the first time we've ever taken our gifting game to the streets!

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2017 BLANKET DESIGN CONTEST!

2017 BLANKET DESIGN CONTEST!

January 01, 2017

Check out our contest video featuring former Studio Assistant Sequoia (Navajo) and share with the artists in your life. If you know an indigenous artist that's got what it takes to design a beautiful blanket, we want to help them make that happen!

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Groundbreakers: Eighth Generation x B.Yellowtail

Groundbreakers: Eighth Generation x B.Yellowtail

December 01, 2016

Eighth Generation, a Seattle-based small business that has become the first Native –owned company to offer wool blankets, and which recently opened a flagship store in the Pike Place Market, is excited to announce the release of a new wool blanket, a result of our partnership with designer Bethany Yellowtail (Crow/Northern Cheyenne). The All My Relations wool blanket is the first offering from Eighth Generation’s new “Groundbreakers” Collection, a collaboration between Eighth Generation and well-established Native American artists and designers.

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Meet Kyle and Michele Reyes, Inspired Natives Project Collaborators!

Meet Kyle and Michele Reyes, Inspired Natives Project Collaborators!

November 04, 2016

How many couples do you know who, between them, work full-time jobs, serve on three community boards, operate a photography business, teach several college courses, raise six children, and still find time to create incredible cultural art? Well, now you know one: Eighth Generation is pleased to announce our newest Inspired Natives Project collaborators, husband-and-wife duo Kyle and Michele Reyes!

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Help Us Name this Room! (and Win...)

Help Us Name this Room! (and Win...)

October 03, 2016

Although Eighth Generation's brick and mortar store at Pike Place Market has been open since early September, we haven't had a chance to address some essential tasks because we've been working nonstop. One of those is finding a catchy and meaningful name for the versatile meeting/gallery space adjacent to our store, and we need your help.

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VIDEOS: We opened our flagship store at Pike Place Market!

VIDEOS: We opened our flagship store at Pike Place Market!

September 17, 2016

We finally launched the Eighth Generation flagship store in Seattle's Pike Place Market!  Located in the Atrium - just above the famous Gum Wall - this little gem represents many years of hard work and saving. We created these video logs to share our journey with you. Enjoy!

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