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Three Bad Seeds

American Made Since 2009

Amanda Weiss

Olympia, Washington
We create endearing cushions and modern heirlooms. Each is individually designed, every one handcrafted from quality wool and linen.

Tell us about your business.

Three Bad Seeds is a family adventure founded in 2009 by Amanda Weiss with the help of her husband Joshua and Marley, their daughter. Marley became interested in creating her own animals and the family began small projects based on drawings created by each family member. Amanda's doodles became more prolific and her handiwork began to garner attention. While living in South Carolina, Amanda saw an opportunity to work with amazing wool fibers cast off to the thrift store dollar rack. She created a small collection to display at local markets and Three Bad Seeds was born. The family currently resides in the Pacific Northwest where Amanda keeps a studio in downtown Olympia, Washington. She is able to utilize remnants from a nearby Pendleton Woolen Mill to incorporate quality, US made woolens into her work. Amanda is inspired by the beauty of nature and is an animal lover to the core. She hopes to expand her workshop to begin larger projects such as wool quilts and wall hangings.

What makes your business stand out?

Three Bad Seeds creates pillows that evoke warmth and happiness. Our work is enjoyed by those who wish to bring the outdoors in. We are able to capture both a sweetness and sophistication with our modern designs and quality materials. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, as it is cut and assembled by hand with materials found locally. Each will find a special place in the home to become functional piece of art. Our handcrafted goods allow others to hug a buffalo, hold a mountain range in their arms and keep a grove of evergreens on their couch.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Simply, to make what you would love to see in your own home and to always value quality above quantity.
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Mark Your Calendar

  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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  • AMERICAN MADE MEETUP
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

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  • AMERICAN MADE SUMMIT
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

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  • RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

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