Special Project: Local Economy Leaders Lab

Special Project: Local Economy Leaders Lab

What would it take to truly transform Seattle’s bifurcated economy—with its growing and deeply damaging inequities—to a community-based economy that is more democratic, diverse, and resilient? With support from the Seattle Foundation, we’re convening a crack team of local economy leaders to collect and vet their best, most inspiring ideas. 

Special Project: Revitalizing Seattle's Sewn-Goods Economy

Special Project: Revitalizing Seattle's Sewn-Goods Economy

Could Seattle rebuild its sewn-goods industry based on the principles of sustainability and equity? With support from the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, we’re working with a large group of local designers, manufacturers, service providers, and non-profits to map the current landscape of sewn-goods manufacturing in Seattle, with the goal of developing a road map for a revitalized, next-generation industry.