A Visual Tour of Louie's Favorite Artists (Right Now)

A Visual Tour of Louie's Favorite Artists (Right Now)

June 08, 2018

Can you guess Louie's favorite artists? This piece by Luke Chueh will give you a hint for one - for the rest, check out A Visual Tour of Louie's Favorite Artists (Right Now)!

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Fat Cats and Secret Symbolism - 10 Fun Facts About Us

Fat Cats and Secret Symbolism - 10 Fun Facts About Us

April 12, 2018 6 Comments

By now, you probably know that Eighth Generation is the first Native-owned company to offer wool blankets. But do you know what the coyote on our blanket boxes symbolizes? Check out this list of 9 fun facts we bet you never knew about Eighth Generation!

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8 Stunning Photos that Demonstrate the Power of Indigenous Women

8 Stunning Photos that Demonstrate the Power of Indigenous Women

March 07, 2018

Check out these 8 stunning photos from the Seattle Womxn's March, captured by Crow photographer Adam Sings in the Timber, that show the incredible power and grace of Seattle's indigenous women!

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Blackfeet ledger artist joins Eighth Generation's Inspired Natives Project!

Blackfeet ledger artist joins Eighth Generation's Inspired Natives Project!

February 15, 2018 2 Comments

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.

“While John's vibrant, contemporary ledger art will look stunning and unique on our products, we are equally excited about supporting John's arts entrepreneurship goals,” says Eighth Generation founder Louie Gong

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CALL FOR TWO SPIRIT BLANKET ARTIST!

CALL FOR TWO SPIRIT BLANKET ARTIST!

February 08, 2018 1 Comment

After receiving nearly 70 responses in our initial round of community feedback and meeting with members of the Two Spirit community here in Seattle for an in-depth conversation to get this blanket development process started, Eighth Generation is looking for a community-based Two Spirit artist to design our next wool blanket!

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8 Valentine's Day Gifts (On Sale!) That Support Native Art

8 Valentine's Day Gifts (On Sale!) That Support Native Art

February 05, 2018

This Valentine's Day, show your love for Native art by giving gifts that support Native artists and communities! Here's our top eight Valentine's Day deals that support Native art.

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BEST OF 2017: A scrappy Native-owned company's (multimedia) guide to changing the game

BEST OF 2017: A scrappy Native-owned company's (multimedia) guide to changing the game

January 09, 2018 2 Comments

As you skim this list - which includes everything from nation media features to hyper local service projects - keep in mind that our company was founded when Louie Gong (Nooksack) started drawing on shoes while sitting on his living room floor.  A few years later, we are proud to be dynamic proof that a small number of dedicated people can shake up old industries while still creating new opportunities - and physical spaces - for the next generation of artists and entrepreneurs.

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A Love Letter to Seattle - Vanishing Seattle Pop Up Extended through February.

A Love Letter to Seattle - Vanishing Seattle Pop Up Extended through February.

January 04, 2018

At the end of November, we launched a Pop-Up Shop in our Busted Knuckle Gallery space with popular social media project, Vanishing Seattle. We originally planned on concluding the Pop-Up at the end of the 2017, but due to the tremendous popularity of the display, we've decided to extend its duration through February 2018! Check out the highlights here.

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Seattle's small businesses & artists team up to transform homeless shelter

Seattle's small businesses & artists team up to transform homeless shelter

December 18, 2017 2 Comments

When Louie walked into the Navigation Center, a 75 bed shelter here in Seattle, he saw 20,000 square feet of bare, white, institutional walls...and a problem that Eighth Generation might be suited to lend a hand with. So over the course of several months, Eighth Generation set out to recruit local organizations, small businesses and local artists to work with us to transform the Center into a place more conducive to physical and spiritual renewal.

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Our Guide to Seattle's Native-Owned Establishments and Holiday Events!

Our Guide to Seattle's Native-Owned Establishments and Holiday Events!

December 14, 2017 1 Comment

At Eighth Generation, we've seen what's possible when you support Inspired Natives, not "Native-inspired" - and have committed to supporting Inspired Natives everywhere through initiatives such as our Inspired Natives Project and recently awarded Inspired Natives Grants. In the spirit of cultivating a community of thriving Native-owned businesses right here in our hometown, we've put together this guide to Native-owned establishments to support this holiday season!

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"Two Spirit" Blanket Development Survey

"Two Spirit" Blanket Development Survey

December 14, 2017

The goal of this project is to re-establish reverence for Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ Native people through the general symbolism of an honor blanket and the artwork on it. We have compiled this short survey to serve as a jumping off point for this project - we will be following up to conduct more in-depth conversations later.

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We just awarded two Inspired Natives Grants- Meet the Recipients!

We just awarded two Inspired Natives Grants- Meet the Recipients!

November 30, 2017 2 Comments

We know that the support of our community helped get us where we are today. It's with this in mind that - as a small part of our broader giving - we promised to return 5% of profit from our retail blanket sales to the community in the form of "Inspired Natives Grants".

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