Photo: Eighth Generation Helps Artists Succeed, Launches Native-Designed Blankets

Photo: Eighth Generation Helps Artists Succeed, Launches Native-Designed Blankets

By: 
ICTMN Staff
10/2/15

 

Louie Gong, Nooksack, and his company, Eighth Generation, don’t want to just acquire artist’s work and resell it, he wants to show artists how to build sustainable businesses.

“I could just acquire an artist’s work for $200 and [resell it], but that’s not the path to sustainability,” Gong said of Eighth Generation’s Inspired Natives Project. “When we work with an artist, we don’t just license their art. We help them build their business capacity.

The next big thing for Eighth Generation is a line of wool blankets designed by Native artists that launches October 17.

“Blankets are one of the high-end products that feature cultural art,” he said. “This line is going to create a lot of opportunity [for artists].”

There are 300 blankets in the series, and each one sells for $180.

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