Made in Cascadia
Our mission is to support locally owned, independent businesses and growers that are local, sustainable and ethical for a vibrant and diverse Cascadia, with strong communities and to prevent the displacement of community-based businesses by national and global chains.
Our latest project is to raise awareness of products that are made or grown in the region, sustainable and ethically produced and engaging with local businesses and growers for the creation of an open source "Made in Cascadia" regional directory and brand. We plan to give a pack of digital assets to these businesses that they can use in their promotional material and/or on their packaging. In return, we will help promote these businesses and products, with the ultimate aim of being able to certify local companies as having high ethical and environmental standards.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be involved.
Our four focus areas are:
- Informing citizens of the values provided by community-based businesses and their importance to the local economy, culture and social fabric.
- Group branding, promotion and advertising to elevate our community-based Cascadian businesses and growers, and bring to them some of the advantages larger collectives enjoy.
- Increasing access to independent and local businesses and growers for every person here in Cascadia.
- Providing needed services and support to create a competitive advantage for local businesses, and to create strong relationships with local government and the media to inform local decision-making and give a voice to the locally owned independent business community.
Our activities will include the Cascadia Buy Local Campaign, discounts for members, Made in Cascadia branding, facilitating regular networking and educational events with our members, and maintaining an online business directory.
If you a business interested in partnering our would like to join this project, please email: