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One of Eighth Generation's core values is sustainability. From looking for more sustainable packaging to using recycled materials in our products (like our Hip Bags), we work to be as sustainable as we possibly can while being proud participants in the global economy.
With that goal in mind, we're excited to announce our first-ever Sustainability Sale, which will take place online April 13-14, 2023.
Our Gold Label Collection features heirloom-quality wool textiles we knit right here in our Seattle studio. We have incredibly high standards for this collection, and each blanket or scarf sold goes through a rigorous quality control check before it's sold, ensuring each piece is 100% flawless.
Wolf Spirit Gold Label Throw Blanket by David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian)
As you can imagine, this means we sometimes find small dropped stitches, color speckles, or other minor flaws in our Gold Label blankets, baby blankets, and scarves. These pieces are not sold to the public as part of our normal Gold Label Collection and are considered "seconds." However, with skillful repair work where necessary by our talented team or the customer not minding slight color speckles, they are still beautiful, usable, and authentic Native textiles that could be enjoyed.
We've taken these pieces with minor flaws, had our team repair them by hand where needed, and give them the same thorough-yet-gentle cleaning, steaming, and packaging, making them ready to be part of our first-ever Sustainability Sale.
Maple Sugar Gold Label Wool Scarf by Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe/Ojibwe), modeled by Giani Moses (Tulalip)
Here are the main types of flaws you will see in the Gold Label items in our Sustainability Sale:
View our great Instagram Reel that shows you our team repairing these blankets in action! All textiles in our Sustainability Sale are repaired by hand (if needed), and get the same washing, drying, and steaming treatment as all of our full-price Gold Label items.
Coast Salish Pattern Baby Blanket by Louie Gong (Nooksack), modeled by Temryss Lane and Aquila Lane (Lummi Nation)
Hosting a Sustainability Sale for our Gold Label Collection does several things:
We're excited to give these "seconds" textiles a second life, and thank you for supporting our small, Native-owned business and our efforts towards sustainability! Our Sustainability Sale starts at 10am Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, April 13. Don't miss out!