FAQ - Eighth Generation

What does it mean that Eighth Generation is owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe?

Eighth Generation Founder and CEO Louie Gong (Nooksack) sold the business to the Snoqualmie Tribe in 2019. Now that hundreds of Indigenous people steer our company, our stewardship of Native artists and their communities will continue for decades into the future! Read more about the Snoqualmie Tribe on their website and our blog.

What is the meaning behind the Eighth Generation name and logo?

“Eighth Generation” is a play on the intertribal value of Seven Generations. By calling our business Eighth Generation, we are embedding respect for those who came before us and doing our best for the generations who come after us. Also, the pronunciation of “eight” in Cantonese – Louie’s Grandpa’s language – sounds like the word for prosperity. Therefore, “eight” is a very lucky number to have in a business name!

Can I shop Eighth Generation products if I’m not Native?

Yes, absolutely! Eighth Generation products are for everyone. Plus, 100% of our products are designed by Native artists, so you never need to worry about cultural appropriation. When you shop at Eighth Generation, you know you’re making the moral choice and supporting Inspired Natives rather than “Native-inspired” art or products with false narratives.

I’m a shop or gallery owner. Does Eighth Generation wholesale?

Due to the pandemic, we have put a temporary pause on offering wholesale. Otherwise, please visit our Wholesale page for more information.

Do you have a catalog?

We do! You can view our most recent Look Book for stunning photos and to learn the meanings behind our 100% Native-designed products.