Amazing Indigenous Brands to Celebrate

Cheekbone Beauty

June is Indigenous History month.

To celebrate, we would like to share five of our favorite indigenous fashion brands - and one sustainable beauty brand - that may soon become your new obsession...

History matters and we have the opportunity to remember and do better as a result.

There's much to do and be mindful of for all of us around the world regarding how we honor, heal and change.

The world of ethical fashion is so much deeper and promising than many may realize. The business of fashion holds opportunities to bring dignity, healing and a shared connection for all of us.

 Fashion is a way of communicating and It's also because of this that fashion can be fun and inspiring. Our choices can tell us so many stories - and these brands are some that we are excited about and want to share with you.

If you have any indigenous brands from around the world that you would like to let us know about, contact us and we will highlight them on our social media this month, too. 

Metis girl wearing SS River Designs white wrap skirt

SS River Designs

Christine Tienkamp is a designer, beadwork artisan and fashion entrepreneur from St. Louis, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her designs are rooted in her family's French and Métis heritage, with a strong connection to the land.
Her beadwork is stunning and whimsical. 
Bonus points: she's from my hometown ūüß°

Indigenous designer earrings from Warren Steven Scott

Warren Steven Scott

Warren Steven Scott is a luxury fashion designer, tailor, and craftsperson. His label was formed in 2018.
Born in 1988 in White Rock, B.C., Scott is a member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation, whose territory is located in the interior of present-day British Columbia.
We are in love with the mod-inspired earrings from his collection ūüíÉ

Model wearing Cheekbone Beauty Lipstick

Cheekbone Beauty

If you have not yet experienced Cheekbone Beauty's amazing lineup of sustainable beauty products, get ready. From bold lipstick colors to incredible eyebrow gel, there are many reasons to love them. But, perhaps, the greatest reason, is how they weave indigenous history and storytelling through every single item. My personal addiction is their eyebrow gel and lip colors. I can't get enough ūüíĄ

Model wearing Mantiobah Mukluks standing on a log in the forest

Manitobah Mukluks

If you have never worn a for-real pair of moccasins or mukluks, you have been missing out. Not only are they traditional footwear, they are a canvas for art and celebration. 
Manitobah Mukluks is keeping traditions alive while celebrating history. 

My first pair of moccasins were made by my Mom, but she approves this brand ūüėá

antler shed earrings

Anne Mulaire

Anne Mulaire is an award-winning M√©tis fashion designer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her work celebrates slow fashion, fair trade and handmade. 

I personally have a weakness for her 100% sustainable brass and antler shed earrings ūü¶Ć

Model wearing Chloe Angus Designs

Chloe Angus Designs

Chloe Angus works with First Nations artists and collaborators whose living cultures and artforms span generations and are rooted in over 15,000 years of history.
All artwork is licensed and the artists are fairly compensated. Each piece comes with the artist signature to emphasize collaboration and ensure authenticity.
She is best known for her button wraps and I am a big fan of her super cute pant outfitsūüíė

I am Métis. Learning my own family history is a journey and one that makes me proud of people and places that I am connected with around the world.

Embracing where we come from is a very personal journey and means different things for each of us.

There are some parts of all our journeys and history that are made more beautiful when they are shared and celebrated.

~Christal