The concept of taking something that isn't yours is an ongoing issues and definitely happening overseas in the Middle East in this present day. But Today, I wanted to acknowledge 30 Indigenous Brands that we should support as much as we can and especially if we are shopping this Black Friday. There are also countless ways to support especially purchasing their items, following them on social media, sharing their designs, creations and incredible work and tag them when you do purchase their item. (click title for links)
The owner, Maria Running Fisher Jones, raised by her single mother on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Northwestern Montana has a community that is struggling with 69% unemployment rate. Their company is founded on the principle that everyone deserves an opportunity to succeed.
Based out of North Dakota, Beyond Buckskin is dedicated to advancing creative small businesses located throughout rural and urban communities by providing an online store where customers can connect with Native American fashion designers and jewelry artists.
"WITH COMMUNITY & CULTURE AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO, WE'VE SET OUT TO SHARE AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS DESIGN WITH THE WORLD, WHILE PRIORITIZING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE NATIVE ARTS BUSINESSES."
Bedré Fine Chocolate remained a local staple, and in 2000, the Chickasaw Nation purchased the company and gave it new life. Building on a rich legacy and love of curating the bold and delicate flavors of chocolate, the Chickasaw Nation turned the small chocolatier into a nationally recognized luxury chocolate brand. Having upgraded their manufacturing facilities with state-of-the-art technology and practices, Bedré Fine Chocolate has set the standard for premium quality chocolate.
"We exist to keep real conversations between book lovers alive. We exist to nourish and build a community based on books. We are a neighborhood bookstore, and also an international presence. Our visitors come from Minneapolis-St. Paul, from every U.S. reservation and Canadian reserve, and from all over the world. We are different from all other bookstores on earth!"
Support this unique bookstore and if you are in the area go visit!!
ThunderVoice Hat Co. carries on the lineage of Native Fashion that emerged from a collaboration of cultures. The Iconic Navajo Brim hat has spanned through the ages, as reminder of generations past.
OXDX is a fashion label that specializes in digital art, cut'n'sew apparel, and collaborations as an ongoing project to bring Indigenous stories to the forefront. OXDX was founded by artist, Jared Kee Yazzie, a DIné self-taught graphic designer and print maker. Yazzie has been producing fashion design since 2009 and now operates a workshop and store front with partner Allie Stone in Tempe, Arizona. Allie is a textile artist and weaver who acts as OXDX's head seamstress and business manager. Allie's contribution to the brand since 2018 has been the driving force to OXDX's most recent successes, which include features in Vogue, USA Today, the Huffington Post, WWD, Salon, and HighSnobiety. Watch their youtube below!
Prados beauty is a high quality cosmetics, makeup brushes, lashes and more. Their products are affordable and beautiful crafted items. They are committed to help Native community and those in need throughout Turtle Island.
Birch Bark Coffee Co. was established in March 2018 and offer organic, Fair Trade coffee that is SPP (The acronym of the Spanish name, Simbolo de Pequeños Productores) certified and that is grown and produced by farmers that are Indigenous descendants.
Ginew (Gih-noo) is the only Native American-owned denim line. Using meticulously sourced materials, we incorporate elements of our Ojibwe, Oneida, & Mohican heritage to express a contemporary Native American voice through our premium apparel and accessories. Ginew is Native-Americana, fusing Native American and enduring styles.
Cheekbone Beauty is an Indigenous-owned and founded, digitally-native, Canadian cosmetics company established in 2016.
Based out of St. Catharines, Ontario, Cheekbone Beauty is known for creating high quality, cruelty-free beauty products including our signature SUSTAIN line of lipsticks and eye pencils, our Warrior Women liquid lipsticks, and a variety of other cosmetics all designed for low environmental impact and maximum wearability.
SHENATIVE EXISTS TO INSTILL INNER STRENGTH AND UNWAVERING CONFIDENCE IN ALL WOMEN, USING TEACHINGS THAT COME FROM INDIGENOUS NATIONHOOD.
What Shenative promises: To Employing Indigenous women in the design and manufacturing of our goods. Involving Indigenous communities and customers in our design process. Sharing the experiences and perspectives of local, national and international Indigenous female change-makers. Giving 2% of revenues toward causes that positively impact the lives of Indigenous women.
Trickster Company is an indigenous owned design shop founded by siblings Rico and Crystal Worl with the goal to promote innovative indigenous design. As designers we strive to represent the way in which traditionally rooted people represent themselves in modern context and fashion.
4KINSHIP is a Diné (Navajo) owned sustainable artwear brand dedicated to producing handmade, one of a kind, restored, repurposed and lovingly upcycled, artisanal and small batch products. Their inspiration is the all the surrounds us here in the Southwest. The clouds, the sky, the mountains, the land, which has led our founder back to New Mexico, and back to her Diné tribe.
Lynn-Marie & Melissa-Rae Angus, the sister co-founders of Sisters Sage, an Indigenous brand that hand-crafts wellness and self-care products inspired by our culture and traditions.
They were born and raised in East Vancouver, Canada. Their heritage is Gitxaala, Nisga’a, and Metis Nations. They use traditional indigenous ingredients to create modern self-care and wellness products.
"With mobilize I hope to be able to create street style which brings representation for indigenous peoples, empowers, educate, elevates, and helps others find identity.
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Bespoke unique t-shirt, sweatshirts and accessories created and designed with tribe in mind.
"Eighth Generation is a Seattle-based art and lifestyle brand owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe. It was founded in 2008 when Louie Gong (Nooksack) — an artist, activist and educator widely known for merging traditional Coast Salish art with influences from his urban environment to make strong statements about identity — started customizing shoes in his living room. Now the first Native-owned company to ever produce wool blankets — with a flagship retail store in Seattle's iconic Pike Place Market — Eighth Generation is a proud participant in the global economy."
Lesley is dedicated to inspiring the next decade of Indigenous fashion talent who will decolonize euro-centric fashion stereotypes and create work that is thought-provoking, inclusive, and barrier-breaking.
Satya is a natural anti-inflammatory backed by science – formulated with only 5 simple ingredients that are USDA certified organic, 100% steroid-free, and proven effective to relieve all types of skin stress. Our clean and concentrated formula can be safely used anywhere on the body, including around your eyes and on your lips. Great for eczema!
"BASED IN LOS ANGELES, OUR DAILY OPERATIONS PRIORITIZE A BETTER LIFE FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. WE SEEK OUT SPACES WHERE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE NOT TRADITIONALLY SEEN, WE VALUE THE EARTH AND USE THE MOST SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES THAT WE CAN AFFORD, WE CREATE A COLLECTIVE COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER AS ONE ALL WHILE CREATING FASHIONABLE CLOTHING FOR EVERYONE TO WEAR."
Raven Reads was founded on the premise of raising awareness of our collective histories, lived experiences and supporting Indigenous authors and entrepreneurs. By simply subscribing to our box you are having a tremendous impact. Since our inception, we have invested over $300,000 into other Indigenous businesses and authors across Canada and the USA. Subscription books for children and adults!
Combining Ancestral Knowledge & Northwest Native Plant Extracts. Connecting Our Modern Life With The Natural World. Quw'utsun' Made was founded by Arianna in 2016 while she was living in the small salish village of Swinomish, WA. Arianna, inspired by the land & her elders, created a product line to support the needs of her community
"Across the globe, and at home in New Mexico, traditions, cultures and heritage are vanishing.We started ETKIE because we wanted to share the talent of Native American artisans with the world.Inspired by the landscape and culture of the Southwest, we collaborate with a select team of expert artisans in New Mexico to create handmade jewelry that infuses traditional techniques with modern design."
A young Aboriginal couple, John & Deanne Hupfield, who started Aboriginal Apparel and hit the pow wow trail several years ago. They recently joined forces with Dean & Susan Mitchell of the Toronto based, Aboriginal-owned Graphic Design firm - Fresh Art & Design Inc., creating NATE (We Are Nate Inc.), to bring their designs to everyone, everywhere on Turtle Island.
Delina White, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is a Native Apparel Designer, Jewelry Maker & Beadwork Artist. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bemidji State University, MN, in Business Administration in Management, and a Management Information Systems minor.
Angel and Alex are a 2S BIPOC couple and co-founders of Indi City. In 2017 they became the first global Indigenous Designers to incorporate wearable technology into traditional regalia. Together they design and create fashion accessories according to the current indigenization of Turtle Island in contact with their ancestral roots.
Sequoia is a Proudly Indigenous brand that is 100% owned and operated by Indigenous women.
Beautiful soaps, candles and skincare products with sustainable and ingredients that are ethically sourced.
Handmade soy candles women owned business.
Botanical Skin Care products. Learn more by watching their video below
CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING DIRECTORY FOR MORE INDIGENOUS BUSINESSES RIGHT HERE