Special Projects

In addition to our ongoing programs, Seattle Good Business Network is engaged in a number of exciting projects.


FORKS (Fields Oceans Ranches Kitchens Stewards)

Seattle Good Business Network is proud to be the non-profit fiscal sponsor for FORKS, a volunteer-run membership organization of chefs, local producers, and allies committed to celebrating local foods and fostering a more sustainable food supply. Through educational and networking events – like the Farmer-Fisher-Chef-Connection and quarterly Meet & Greets – FORKS' members embrace seasonality, preserve diversity and traditional practices, and support local economies. Learn more at SeattleChefs.org.

  The Cheese & Cider Meet & Greet.

The Cheese & Cider Meet & Greet.


  Designer studio on Capitol Hill.

Designer studio on Capitol Hill.

Revitalizing a Sewn-Goods District in Seattle

Can Seattle rebuild its sewn-goods industry based on the principles of sustainability and equity? With support from the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, and in partnership with the nonprofit, Muses, 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 next-generation industry. To help with that road map, our colleagues at the UW's Evans School researched the policies and conditions that have contributed to successful sewn-goods industries in a handful of North American cities, including  Seattle. You can download that research here

More info here.

To learn more or get involved, contact Erin Nelson.