Why You Should Support Eighth Generation

Why You Should Support Eighth Generation

August 23, 2018 4 Comments

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. However, we thought this would be a great time to highlight the positive things we're doing that distinguish us from the competition.

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New Blanket! Michelle Lowden's Prayer for Beauty and Healthy Growth

New Blanket! Michelle Lowden's Prayer for Beauty and Healthy Growth

August 14, 2018 2 Comments

Michelle Lowden (Acoma Pueblo), owner of Milo Creations, was the very first arts entrepreneur to join our Inspired Natives Project, and has been partnering with Eighth Generation since before we became the first Native-owned company to offer wool blankets! A testament to growth in more ways than one, the "Whispering Blossoms" Wool Blanket is Michelle's second wool blanket with Eighth Generation - and comes just as she prepares for motherhood! Check it out here.

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You'll love this bold new blanket by David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian)!

You'll love this bold new blanket by David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian)!

July 17, 2018 2 Comments

The highly anticipated result of Eighth Generation's 2017 Blanket Design Contest is here! David Robert Boxley's (Tsimshian) "Confluence" Wool Blanket is as powerful visually as it is in its message. Check out the blanket here, and get an exclusive glimpse at an upcoming short film featuring Louie's visit to David's home village of Metlakatla, Alaska!

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CUSTOM BLANKET SPOTLIGHT: Coast Salish Blanket for Clearwater Resort

CUSTOM BLANKET SPOTLIGHT: Coast Salish Blanket for Clearwater Resort

June 28, 2018 2 Comments

This recent custom project with Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort features a stunning design by traditional Coast Salish weaver Danielle Morsette (Suquamish). Merging traditional and contemporary elements is somewhat of a trademark of Eighth Generation, so translating a design that Danielle would typically weave by hand to a contemporary wool blanket and wall hanging felt right up our alley! Check it out in this custom blanket spotlight.

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Meet the artist of our upcoming 'Two Spirit' wool blanket!

Meet the artist of our upcoming 'Two Spirit' wool blanket!

June 21, 2018 8 Comments

Eighth Generation is honored to introduce the artist for our upcoming “Two Spirit” blanket! We began the blanket development process with the goal of re-affirming reverence for Two Spirit people through the general symbolism of an honor blanket and the artwork on it, and are very excited to be working with a Two Spirit artist who centers Two Spirit representation and empowerment in their artwork and beyond.

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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 7 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 1 Comment

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 3 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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