November 15, 2018
At Eighth Generation, we've witnessed firsthand the power of supporting Inspired Natives, not "Native-inspired". Support Inspired Natives this holiday season and check out our guide to awesome gifts from Native-owned companies in the Pacific Northwest and beyond!
Our pick of holiday gifting items from Native-owned companies based in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia!
Quw'utsun' Made combines ancestral knowledge and Northwest Native plant extracts to create high quality natural products. This unisex fragrance is inspired by the story of how Tzinquaw (Thunderbird) became a protector of the Quw'utsun' people, and features notes of Bay Leaf, Fir Needle, Cedarwood and Bergamot, with a warm Tobacco base.
This beautiful cedar box features hand painted Coast Salish salmon egg motifs, and includes a "Home" Bracelet and a pair of the "Chief Seattle Club" Earrings. All jewelry is made by a local apprentice, and 100% of all Native Works proceeds go towards Chief Seattle Club's work to provide meals, mental healthcare, housing referrals, and more to Seattle's urban Native population.
This elegant dining set is wheel-thrown and hand-glazed by Seattle-based potter, Natasha Alphonse (Denesuline). The variations in thickness and texture of the matte white glaze makes for a look reminiscent of a beautiful natural stone with subtle pastel hues.
Carry a message of solidarity with you wherever you go with this bold enamel pin! Our new pins are the perfect size for stocking stuffers, and feature vibrant colors with eye catching gold accents.
In the Seattle area and looking for opportunities to do some holiday shopping while supporting Native artists and organizations? Check out these events!
Photo courtesy of West Seattle Blog.
Celebrate one of the original peoples of the Seattle area by supporting the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center! The center puts on a yearly gift fair featuring more than 25 artist and local vendors. This year, the fair will take place from November 23rd-25th and December 14th-16th. You can also visit the Duwamish Longhouse gallery and gift shop, which features Salish art from local Native artists, books, educational materials, and jewelry all year round!
Our friends at the Evergreen State College Longhouse put on an annual art fair featuring Native artists and local vendors that's always worth checking out! This year, the fair will take place from December 7th-8th. More information available here!
Our selection of gift ideas from Native-owned companies all across Indian Country!
This iconic OXDX tee is the perfect example of designer Jared Yazzie's signature combination of a bold, graphic style with messages of Native empowerment. Check out Eighth Generation's recent collaboration with OXDX, the "Tribute" Wool Blanket!
Celebrate a powerful woman in your life with this beautiful 100% silk scarf featuring the artwork of Blackfeet artist and Inspired Natives Collaborator, John Pepion!
This special edition blend by renowned Ojibwe environmentalist Winona LaDuke makes the perfect stocking stuffer! This organic, fair trade coffee is roasted on the White Earth Reservation in NW Minnesota, and is made from beans farmed and produced by women.
Whether gifted as a whole basket or split up as stocking stuffers, the Tanka Healthy Family Gift Basket has enough tasty and nutritious snacks for the whole family! Features a variety of Tanka products, packaged beautifully with a braid of sweet grass.
As light-weight as it is versatile, this water-resistant windbreaker by Native streetwear company, The NTVS is perfect for layering and easy to pack away for any adventure!
This limited edition necklace by artist and designer Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock) features two elk teeth cut out of metal. Blending contemporary and traditional elements, this necklace makes a truly elegant gift!
This snapback hat by Bay Area based Urban Native Era combines a youthful fit with a beautiful rustic leather patch for a look that's contemporary yet classic, and perfect for any season!
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