Success at Seattle Sewn's Kick off party: Fashion Evolution

We had an incredible turnout on June 6th for Fashion Evolution, our fund and awareness raiser for Seattle Sewn, our collaborative effort to strengthen local sewn-goods manufacturing. We raised nearly $7,000, but more importantly, we brought together manufacturers, designers, product developers, civic and workforce leaders, all committed to a vibrant and ethical sewn-goods economy.

Abundant thanks to The Riveter for hosting, to Madres Kitchen for the delicious bites, and to all those who contributed to our shop-for-a-cause marketplace and silent auction, including FILSON, Freeman, Prairie Underground, NUBE9, Silvae, Metamorphic Gear, Satsuma, SCHAI, IMPWEARhome, and Ash + Ames. Check out the fabulous photos by Nataworry here. Interested in learning more? You can read about the initiative here and follow us here.

SGBN Leadership Transitions

Six years ago, 16 local businesses, including Central Co-op, Alchemy Goods, Fremont Brewing, and BECU, came together to help create Seattle Good Business Network. They believed that by connecting and empowering a network of locally owned businesses in the stewardship of our place, together we could make a real difference in our communities.

Seattle Made Food + Beverage Connection

Seattle Made Food + Beverage Connection

At the end of June 45 producers showcased their goods at the inaugural Seattle Made Food + Beverage Connection. We invited hundreds of local grocery store buyers, chefs, distributors, institutions, hotels, non-profits organizations and other involved in the local food economy to join us for an amazing day of sampling and building connections. We've already heard about some exciting new relationships forged! 

Seattle Made at Generocity

Join Seattle Made, a featured nonprofit, at the third annual GENEROCITY, a night to learn, celebrate, and enjoy the nonprofits and individuals that make our city the most generous on earth. This is your chance to meet nearly 30 Seattle-based nonprofits working to make a difference both locally and globally. Become a volunteer, donate your time, or simply revel in the amazing accomplishments of your fellow Seattleites that are changing the world. Enjoy an evening full of cocktails, delicious food, a caricature artist, photo booth, step & repeat, live entertainment, music and mingling!

Wednesday, June 15th - 6 - 10pm
Filson Flagship - 1741 1st Ave S, Seattle  (map)
Tickets: $35 - $40 - purchase online

Our new website - live!

Years in the making (ok, maybe just weeks in the making but years of thinking about it!), we have launched a new website for Seattle Good Business Network. You're looking at it now ;).

We run a variety of programs, initiatives, and special projects, several of which have their own brands and websites. Our hope is that this organizational site does a better job of providing an overview of those efforts, and sharing how they are connected to our work to localize our economy. Check out The Case for Local, see our exciting Special Projects, and keep an eye on the News section for project updates, announcements, and shout-outs.