Creating high performance gear out of sustainable materials.

Repurposing coffee grounds—and recycled water bottles and recycled windshields—to make active and outdoor apparel is next level and also so very Seattle. Named after the SR 512 highway in Tacoma, the Five12 team has developed moisture-managing fabric to keep their clothes dry on the inside and out, while maintaining breathability, for protection in our PNW climate. 

Healthy, delicious fruits and veggies for 30-50% less than grocery stores.

One in five fruits and vegetables grown in the U.S. doesn’t meet the strict cosmetic standards of grocery stores, usually causing them to go to waste on the farm. The heart-shaped potato, the curvy carrot, the oddly-shaped orange are all delicious and nutritious, but are often left to rot in fields or sent to the local landfill – just because they look different.

Mattress shopping just got a whole lot more fun—and affordable.

Tuft & Needle co-founder JT Marino explains that his idea for starting the business came after a horrible mattress retail experience—one “even worse than shopping for a used car.” Afterward, he vented to friend Daehee Park, and the two decided to quit their Silicon Valley jobs to bootstrap T&N in Phoenix in 2012.

Eco Fashion Week launches 11th edition of innovative sustainable fashion

The world’s first and largest sustainable fashion event is set to launch its 11th edition across international borders in Seattle, Washington this November 1-4. A growing not-for-profit organization, Eco Fashion Week (EFW), has presented 10 successful editions in Vancouver, Canada and is proud to launch its 11th edition, continuing its mission to raise global awareness for a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable fashion industry.

Meet top Seattle chefs & fellow Seattleites who are passionate about seafood and our oceans.

Taste amazing seafood prepared by chefs and leaders in the local sustainability movement including Roy Breiman of Cedarbrook Lodge, Jason Wilson of Crush and Miller’s Guild, Seth Caswell from the Dunbar Room and Hotel Sorrento, and Betsy Davidson from Seattle Aquarium.