About

In the summer of 2014, over 100 Seattle-based producers and manufacturers—makers of everything from chocolate to propellers—gathered alongside city, state, and allied non-profit orgs, to see how we could work together to grow our businesses, and help make Seattle a fantastic place to work and live.

Why produce locally?

Producing locally—from food and energy to materials and consumer products—means more secure jobs and income for our region and less reliance on an often uncertain global economy. A broader, more vibrant local manufacturing sector will provide a more diverse base of living wage jobs, a more fertile landscape for entrepreneurs, and enormous opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of production and distribution. And—winning sports teams and Mount Rainier aside—few things elicit more local pride than saying, “Look—this was made right here in Seattle!”

A National Movement

Seattle Made is modeled on the successful efforts of SF Made in San Francisco, and other emerging urban manufacturing alliances.

Our Purpose

The mission of Seattle Made is to grow and support a diverse ecosystem of urban manufacturers and producers that expand opportunities for local ownership and meaningful employment, build our region’s long-term resiliency, and celebrate Seattle’s unique cultural identity.

Our Team

Erin Nelson

Executive Director, Seattle Good Business Network

Erin is passionate about sustainability and community service, bringing a diversity of experience to her role. Most recently, she founded and managed a green events business focused primarily on non-profit fundraising. Read her full bio here.

Photo: Nataworry Photography

Andrea Porter

Program Coordinator

Andrea has been working with the creative business community since 2002. First as the owner of an art, craft and design store and gallery located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, then as an organizer for an annual creative business education conference and now through Seattle Made. What can she say she loves all aspects of helping entrepreneurs pursue their passions! Read her full bio here.  

Photo: Nataworry Photography

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Our Steering Committee

Roque Deherrera City of Seattle, Office of Economic Development
Sam Farrazaino, Equinox Studios
Mike Hale, Hale’s Ales
Herman Lanier, Lanier’s Fine Candies
Julie O’Brien, Firefly Kitchens
Jennifer Porter, Satsuma Designs
Kristen Rask, Schmancy, Urban Craft Uprising
Mike Schaefer, Soaring Heart Natural Bed Company
Zach Shelton, General Biodiesel
Matt Westervelt, Metrix Create: Space
Christine Hanna, Seattle Good Business Network
Erin Nelson, Seattle Good Business Network

 

Seattle Made is a program of the Seattle Good Business Network.

Founding Partners

Founded in 1935, BECU is a member-owned, not-for-profit, financial cooperative that is guided by the credit union principle of "people helping people." Today, BECU has over 900,000 members and more than 40 locations in the Puget Sound region.
The City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development is committed to balancing economic growth with the pursuit of economic and social justice. OED works to create a vibrant economy which benefits the whole city by promoting access to economic opportunities for all of Seattle's diverse communities and supporting economic development that is financially, environmentally and socially sustainable.
Washington Federal believes that relationships within our communities are important. It’s why they remain steadfastly focused on offering straightforward, common-sense solutions to help local businesses grow and manage their money.
Vulcan Inc. is a nimble Seattle company dedicated to creating and supporting high-impact initiatives, projects and investments that can improve the way people live, learn, do business and experience the world.
NRG is a Seattle-based, independent insurance brokerage specializing in auto, home, and business insurance, and are also proudly both a certified B Corp, and the first brokerage in the U.S. to go carbon-neutral.
The Northwest’s leading independent brand and advertising agency.
Soaring Heart has been handcrafting beds from ethically sourced, all natural and organic materials for over 30 years. From “sheep to sleep,” Soaring Heart cares how you sleep!
Central Co-op: Central Co-op is a community-owned grocery store located in the heart of Seattle dedicated to strengthening our regional food system, since 1978.
Handmade from scratch and featuring Dani's Grandma Molly's all-butter crust recipe, High 5 Pie offers classic flavors as well as new takes on sweet and savory pie favorites.
Theo Chocolate has been making mind-bendingly delicious organic, fair trade, bean-to-bar chocolate in Seattle since 2006.
Headquartered in Seattle, Filson is the leading outfitter and manufacturer of unfailing goods for outdoor enthusiasts. Built upon a reputation for reliability, Filson is a favorite among anglers and hunters, engineers and explorers, mariners and miners, and anyone who refuses to stay indoors.
Since 1983, the vision of Hale’s Ales has been to produce world-class ales by the use of traditional English methods, using locally sourced natural ingredients, and to deliver the finished ales to local beer lovers as absolutely fresh as possible. That vision and mission remains unchanged today.
KOMO 4 strives to provide the Northwest with the best in TV News and Entertainment programming. Over fifty years on the air, and still going strong. Seattle Refined is KOMO 4 News’ lifestyle website, that exists to share all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer: the people, the places, the industries and the culture.
Pike Brewing Company has been handcrafting beers of character since 1989. Located in the Pike Place Market neighborhood, Pike Brewing offers year-round favorites, such as Kilt Lifter, along with limited and seasonal releases. The Pike Pub is known for local and sustainable pub fare and for housing the world-famous Micro-Brewery Museum.
Umpqua Bank is a Northwest-based community bank recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, innovative use of technology, and customer service.
Launched as a minority-owned, community business, locally owned and operated United Reprographics is committed to providing unparalleled reprographic services to hundreds of clients throughout the Puget Sound.

Sustaining Partners

Founded in 1935, BECU is a member-owned, not-for-profit, financial cooperative that is guided by the credit union principle of "people helping people." Today, BECU has over 900,000 members and more than 40 locations in the Puget Sound region.
Vulcan Inc. is a nimble Seattle company dedicated to creating and supporting high-impact initiatives, projects and investments that can improve the way people live, learn, do business and experience the world.
The mission of the Port of Seattle is to create good jobs here by advancing trade and commerce, promoting manufacturing and maritime growth, and stimulating economic development.

We are committed to creating opportunity for all, stewarding our environment responsibly, partnering with surrounding communities, promoting social responsibility, conducting ourselves transparently, and holding ourselves accountable.
Soaring Heart has been handcrafting beds from ethically sourced, all natural and organic materials for over 30 years. From “sheep to sleep,” Soaring Heart cares how you sleep!

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Our Founding and Sustaining Partners