September 22nd, 2015 Last Updated on: September 22nd, 2015
For years now we've gifted and honored each other with blankets, usually from Pendleton or other companies with Native-inspired designs. However we all know Pendleton is not a Native-owned company and there have been no reasonable alternatives to use. Louie Gong's Eighth Generation hopes to change that way of thinking with his latest project and IndieGoGo Campaign.
With your support, Eighth Generation will become the gold standard for Native wool blankets!
When you contribute to this IndieGoGocampaign, your dollars will:
- Help us compete with more established businesses by adding our first full time staffer – a marketing and sales specialist – to the Eighth Generation team;
- Recoup a portion of the cost of our initial collaborative blanket with Evergreen State College's Longhouse, which was covered by Eighth Generation. The blanket honoring the Longhouse's 20th year of service to the community will be used for giveaways and fundraising by the Longhouse;
- Set a precedent for Native-owned companies to be the leading producers of art featuring Native designs;
- Support the continuation of traditional Native arts and practices;
- Support the development of business experience within tribal communities.
And as with all IndieGoGo campaigns there are perks if you help donate to the cause. Check out all the cool perks available. I have my eye on that Killer Whale Pendant!
$10: Digital thank-you note with a virtual tour of the Eighth Generation studio
$25: Personalized thank-you card with a design by Louie Gong or one of our Inspired Natives artists
$50: Hardwood paddle pendant, hand-painted and laser-etched. Signed with a Thank You note on the reverse side. Approximately 4″ x 5″.
$100: Eighth Generation t-shirt, plus a limited edition variety pack of shoe art stickers
For more information please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-wool-blankets-by-a-native-owned-company#/story or http://eighthgeneration.com/.
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