About

In the summer of 2014, over 100 Seattle-based producers and manufacturers 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.

Seattle Made is now a collaboration of over six hundred urban manufacturers and producers—makers of everything from chocolate to kimchi, bicycles to biodiesel, and jewelry to jam—coming together to ‘make it’ in Seattle.

These creators and entrepreneurs strengthen our local economy and our communities, provide meaningful living wage jobs, and contribute so much to Seattle’s independent and innovative culture. 

Support your local maker and small businesses whenever you can, and help us keep Seattle, Seattle!


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.

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—the Space Needle and Mount Rainier aside—few things elicit more local pride than saying, “Look—this was made right here in Seattle!”

We Are Seattle Made

Check out these short videos produced in 2019 highlighting Seattle Made members!

Theo Chocolate

Eighth Generation

Subsonic Skateboards

Moo-Young

Many thanks to Vulcan Inc. and Tideway Creative for their support of this project!

Team

Erin Adams, Executive Director, Seattle Good

Erin joined Seattle Good Business Network as co-director in 2012. Passionate about sustainability and community development, previous roles run the gamut from producing green events and fundraisers to Peace Corp service in the Philippines; and from academia to US Senate legislative staff. She holds a BA in Political Science from UC San Diego, an MSW from UC Berkeley, is ABD, PhD in Cultural Anthropology. Erin heads up our Sewn-Goods Revitalization project, our emergent Community Capital program area, Green Business Outreach, and Champion Membership. | Contact Erin

Andrea Porter, Seattle Made Program Manager

Andrea joined the Seattle Good Business Network team in 2015 to help with the official Seattle Made launch party! Previous to working with SGBN Andrea along with her husband, owned and operated Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store in Seattle from 2002–2010. Bluebottle built a reputation for being at the forefront of the DIY indie art, craft and design movement. In 2008 Andrea helped launch a small business conference for creative entrepreneurs called School House Craft. Each fall, leaders of the makers community came together for two days to learn new skills and find camaraderie for their small business ventures. Andrea is a firm believer that the vitality of our community is bound to those who find the passion to pursue independent business ownership. Andrea coordinates our Seattle Restaurant Week and Seattle Made programs. | Contact Andrea

Nico Onoda-McGuire, Sustainability & Youth Programs Manager

Nico started with Seattle Good Business Network in October 2017 as an intern, and has since become a full-time member of our staff, managing our Sustainability (Circular Economy) and Youth Programs. Her previous work packs a medley of community outreach, watershed restoration, and program development that have culminated in her BA in Urban Sustainability from Seattle University. Her work is founded on her passion for sustainable urban growth and environmental equity across Seattle. She believes that a vibrant local economy is critical in building a circular economy that facilitates symbiotic relationships between communities and their natural environment. | Contact Nico

Whitney Moore, Social Media Manager

Whitney Moore is an independent marketing consultant offering creative services in social media and content creation. After traveling the world working on cruise ships and visiting 50+ countries, she embarked on her first job in marketing. Since then, she’s worked with a variety of industries, platforms and causes to help organizations digitally forward their mission. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s in Theatre and a knack for compelling storytelling.   | Contact Whitney

Torrie Nagendran, Seattle Made Instagrammer

Having lived in the Pacific Northwest for the majority of her life, Torrie is passionate about all things Seattle, including the local food scene and learning about and supporting local businesses. After attending the Taste of Seattle Made and identifying with the Seattle Made’s mission, she became a contributor in March 2018, specifically assisting with Seattle Made’s Instagram content creation and engagement. Torrie holds a BS in Graphic Design from Bradley University and works in legal operations for a local biotech company.

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, 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 Adams, 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.
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!
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.
Tideway Creative produces award-winning documentary shorts and commercials for nonprofits and mission-based brands. We are a collective of local filmmakers, photographers, producers, writers, and animators, who create high-level photo & video marketing content for those building a better world!

One of our most recent and favorite productions was the We Are Seattle Made videos. Check them out the the Seattle Made about page.

Donate

Thank you so much for supporting the future of Seattle Made, a program of Seattle Good Business Network, and our collective efforts to build a sustainable local economy.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact Erin Adams, Executive Director of Seattle Good Business Network, at erin@seattlegood.org!

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Seattle Good Business Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID #27-2172486).

Our Founding and Sustaining Partners