Be Blown Away by the Semi-Finalists! (2 of 2) - 2019 Wool Blanket Design Finalists

Be Blown Away by the Semi-Finalists! (2 of 2) - 2019 Wool Blanket Design Finalists

March 26, 2019 361 Comments

The Eighth Generation team has selected 13 semi-finalists after a tough and careful review of over 200 submissions from talented artists all across Indian Country! This blog announces the remaining 7. 

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Be amazed by the semi-finalists!  (1 of 2) - Wool Blanket Design Contest

Be amazed by the semi-finalists! (1 of 2) - Wool Blanket Design Contest

March 25, 2019 177 Comments

After a difficult and careful review of over 200 submissions from artists across the U.S. and Canada, the Eighth Generation team has selected 13 semi-finalists. This blog announces the first 6, and the next blog post will announce the remaining 7!

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7 Honorable Mentions from the Wool Blanket Design Contest!

7 Honorable Mentions from the Wool Blanket Design Contest!

March 21, 2019 10 Comments

We are so honored to receive over 200 submissions from artists across the U.S. and Canada. We've had an incredibly difficult time selecting the submissions, and we're starting out with our honorable mentions. We'll be announcing semi-finalists in the next couple days!

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2019 Wool Blanket Design Contest [VIDEO]

2019 Wool Blanket Design Contest [VIDEO]

February 19, 2019 3 Comments

Eighth Generation - the first Native owned company to offer wool blankets - is looking for the next indigenous artist to design a wool blanket! Learn how you can apply and help us spread the word about this creative opportunity by sharing this video, featuring the entire Eighth Generation staff!

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Eighth Generation's Top 10 of 2018 (Plus, Exclusive 2019 Sneak Peeks!)

Eighth Generation's Top 10 of 2018 (Plus, Exclusive 2019 Sneak Peeks!)

January 24, 2019

As we close out another year and gear up for what's ahead, we know that staying grounded in the community and values that we've kept close from the beginning will be as crucial than ever as we take our next steps forward. Check out ten of our favorite highlights from 2018 (and a few exclusive teasers for what's to come) in this end of the year recap!

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Yakama Artist and Activist Recognized with the first of the 2018 Inspired Natives Awards!

Yakama Artist and Activist Recognized with the first of the 2018 Inspired Natives Awards!

January 02, 2019 1 Comment

Three years ago when Eighth Generation became the first Native-owned company to offer wool blankets, we promised that 5% of profit from our retail blanket sales would go back to community. Last year - as a small part of our broader giving - we fulfilled this promise with the launch of an award for emerging Native arts entrepreneurs, administered yearly by our friends at the Evergreen State College Longhouse. For the first of the 2018 Inspired Natives Awards, we were very proud to recognize someone who consistently shows up for the community to do the heavy lifting - Yakama artist and activist Mariana Harvey. Get to know her here!

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Eighth Generation's Guide to Buying Native This Holiday Season

Eighth Generation's Guide to Buying Native This Holiday Season

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!

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John Pepion's Heartfelt Tribute to Plains Indian Horse Culture

John Pepion's Heartfelt Tribute to Plains Indian Horse Culture

November 01, 2018

Blackfeet artist John Pepion has woven together childhood memories, cultural legacies, and the vibrant hues of the breathtaking Montana skies into a beautiful tribute to Plains Indian horse culture. Eighth Generation is proud to collaborate on a blanket that is as visually stunning as it is rich with meaning and memory. Get to know the "Lightning Horse" Wool Blanket here!

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Our Highest Honor: 2018 Canoe Journey Blanket

Our Highest Honor: 2018 Canoe Journey Blanket

October 17, 2018 7 Comments

Eighth Generation is deeply honored at any chance we get to collaborate with a tribe, organization, or non-profit to create a beautiful custom wool blanket. This year, we were very proud to have been granted what is perhaps the highest honor in the Pacific Northwest - creating the blanket for this year's Tribal Canoe Journey, the 2018 Power Paddle to Puyallup. Check it out here!

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Eighth Generation x OXDX: Native-owned Brands Unite to Offer New Wool Blanket

Eighth Generation x OXDX: Native-owned Brands Unite to Offer New Wool Blanket

September 05, 2018

Eighth Generation has teamed up with popular Diné artist and entrepreneur, Jared Yazzie (OXDX) to bring you the "Tribute" Wool Blanket! Eighth Generation Project Manager Serene Lawrence (Anishinaabe/Hopi) says, "We couldn't be more excited to partner with Jared, an artist that's both grounded in community and shooting for the stars. Together we will highlight a fact that's lost on large companies that profit off of fake Native art - that authentic Native art, artists, and stories add value." The blanket will be among the highest profile of Eighth Generation's 45 blankets, each of which is designed by a Native artist. Check it out here!

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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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