Services

Coordinated by Seattle Good Business Network, Seattle Made is a collaboration of over five hundred and thirty-five local producers and manufacturers, and dozens of allied funders and strategic partners. Through this collaboration, we are building public awareness, supporting the development of new sales channels and vendor relationships, and helping with access to capital, production space, workers, and business development resources. Our goal is to ensure manufacturers and producers have the resources they need to work and thrive in Seattle.

Member Benefits

As a member you will receive:
  • A full-page profile for your business in our online manufacturer directory.
  • A Producer Toolkit of materials and branded signage to help you promote your business
  • License to use the Seattle Made logo on your website, packaging, labels, marketing materials, etc.
  • Participation in annual Seattle Made Week Events including Taste of Seattle Made, Manufacturing Tours, and Seattle Made Market.
  • Exclusive promotional and selling opportunities hosted by Seattle Made and through our community partners.
  • Exclusive educational events hosted by Seattle Made and through our community partners.
  • Opportunities to network, collaborate and learn from peer companies through meet-ups and our online communications platform.
  • Provide free one-on-one assistance to help businesses conserve resources and increase compliance with the City’s recycling, organic waste, and other ordinances.
  • Review a list of our services

Public Awareness & Promotion

We are working to gain visibility for Seattle’s producers and manufacturers as a whole, while also providing promotion and sales opportunities for individual businesses.

Member Directory

Every Seattle Made member has a full-page profile in our searchable directory, complete with logo, photos, contact information, and – if a consumer product – where to buy around town and online.

Logo & Materials

Members are provided printed materials (decals, signage, info cards, etc.) that help designate their products as “Seattle Made.” They’re also encouraged to use the Seattle Made logo on their own packaging, labels, marketing materials, website, etc. (If you are a member, the log in landing page will direct you to Seattle Made logos.)

Seattle Made Week

Seattle Made Week held annually each Fall! It is a city-wide celebration… a full week of public activities and events that raises awareness for all the great products made in Seattle, and the people who make them. If you’d like to get involved in organizing, volunteering, or sponsoring Seattle Made Week, please get in touch!

Pop Up Shops & Tasting Events

Seattle Made hosts regular Pop Up Shops and Tasting events to showcase the talent and products of our members—celebrating local makers with opportunities to connect with new customers throughout Seattle.

Distribution

If you are a retailer or distributor interested in carrying Seattle Made products, please start by browsing our member directory.  Be sure to signup for our updates so you can be notified of relevant events and activities.

Awareness Campaign

We recently worked with a local TV station to create the Seattle Made Minute. The features highlighted several of our members showcasing the amazing array of things made right here in Seattle!  Take a peek at the Seattle Made minutes at: www.seattlemade.org/minutefood/ and www.seattlemade.org/minutemanufacturing/

Capital

Seattle has several community lenders that offer small business loans with greater flexibility than provided under conventional bank financing. We are happy to connect members to these resources.

In 2015, we partnered with the City of SeattleSeattle Bank, and BECU to create the Seattle Made Matching Fund, that matched 0% loans sourced by our members from their community using Community Sourced Capital’s crowd-lending platform. For example, if a member needed $20,000 to purchase new equipment to expand production – and could raise $10,000 of through his community of customers, vendors, etc. – the Matching Fund would match the remaining $10,000 at the same terms.  This innovative pilot program helped five small Seattle-based manufacturers raise nearly $100,000 from over 200 residents and the Matching Fund partners.

Business Development

Seattle Made is a partner with the Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Business Retention and Expansion Program and through this partnership we can provide direct assistance to manufacturing businesses to help them grow and compete. Services include help with navigating local government; free consulting (business planning, strategic planning, marketing strategies, cash flow, inventory cycle, budgeting, etc.); access to non-traditional business loans; workforce development; and assistance with reducing utilities usage.

Youth Program

Seattle Made is dedicated to providing future generations with as many career and learning opportunities as possible to help expose local youth to the world of urban manufacturing. Seattle Made members are pivotal in making our Youth Program successful by hosting tours, internships, job shadows, and more throughout the year!

Interested in learning more about our Youth Program, or hosting youth? Find an opportunity here, or contact our Youth Program Manager via email!

 

Sustainability Program

Working to reduce our environmental footprint as a community is key in maintaining a vibrant local economy. Seattle Made is dedicated to helping its members find accessible and affordable sustainable business practices and programs that help save money and the planet. We help connect Seattle Made businesses to: sustainable packaging alternatives, incentives programs like EnviroStars and Ecograder, and to nonprofits like Commute Seattle who help small businesses find affordable public transportation solutions.

Seattle Made is a convener between members and the resources they need to be more sustainable. Check out our full Sustainability Program here.

Circular Economy

 

 

The Circular Economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system. Seattle Made is working to support and promote ‘circular’ Seattle Made businesses through events, workshops, and more to help develop ways to build a Circular Seattle.

 

 

 

Our Founding and Sustaining Partners