Artists & designers

Presenting the most progressive, distinct and exceptional fashion, textiles and crafts by Indigenous artists at the intersection of art, fashion and culture.

Erica Lugt is an Inuvialuit artist from Tuktoyaktuk, NT. #SheWasAFreeSpirit is Erica’s brand that comes from a pure place of love and healing while honouring Inuvialuit culture.
Angel Aubichon is a Cree-Metis Designer and Co-founder of Indi City. She was born and raised in Northern Saskatchewan and is part of the Peepeekisis Cree Nation.
Audrey Deroy is an Eastern Woodland artist who translates her Anishinaabe culture visually through natural fibers and honouring material culture.
Ay Lelum The Good House of Design is a second generation Coast Salish Design House from Nanaimo, B.C.. Garments are designed and produced in B.C. by Sisters, Aunalee and Sophia.
Jason Baerg is an Indigenous curator, educator, and visual artist. Recent curatorial projects include exhibitions with Toronto’s Nuit Blanche and the University of Toronto.
Brit Ellis aka Blu Hummimgbird is a multidisciplinary artist specializing is beadwork and cosmetic tattooing, with a background in community work and counselling.
Born in the North is the design duo consisting of twin brothers Christopher and Gregory Mitchell. g.
Brenda Lee Asp captures her First Nation family ways with foundational cultural teachings of traditional leather garment creation; various concepts of print design and First Nations ways of beading.
Originally from Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario and now living in Toronto.
Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais who lives and works in Montreal. Her work has been shown in Canada and internationally in Europe and the United States.
Catherine Blackburn was born in Patuanak Saskatchewan, of Dene and European ancestry and is a member of the English River First Nation.
Cedar-Eve began to make jewellery out of the need to learn something new. As they continue to bead, they realize that it keeps them grounded and secure cultural identity.
Celeste Pedri-Spade is an Anishinabekwe artist from Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation. Sheidentifies as a “mark maker” who works primarily with textiles and photography.
Cher Chapman is from Fort William First Nation, Ontario. She is an exquisite beadworker that has a very unique sense of style and design, always using the double needle stitch technique.
Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR is an Indigenous Artist from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Deshkaan Ziibing Anishinaabeg) located twenty minutes south west of London, Ontario
Originating from the Okanagan Valley and a member of the Lil’Wat Nation, Curtis Oland is an interdisciplinary artist and designer, currently working out of Berlin.
Evan Ducharme is Metis with ancestral ties to the Cree, Ojibwe, and Saulteaux peoples, and is from the historic Metis community of St. Ambroise, Manitoba (Treaty 1 Territory).
Louise Solomon is an Ojibwe multimedia artist and fashion activist from Toronto, Canada. Her Indigenous community is NEYAASHIINIGMIING and her Ojibwe name is Minowensetchketkwe.
Helen Pelletier is from Fort William First Nation, Ontario. She is inspired by her community, mentors and the land.
Angel and Alex are a 2S BIPOC couple and co-founders of Indi City.In 2017 they became the first global Indigenous Designers toincorporate wearable technology into traditional regalia.
Inuk 360 creations are made by herself, or her mom, using as much sustainably sourced arctic furs and leathers
Theresa Stevenson is a Plains and Swampy Cree from Fisher River Cree Nation, Manitoba and George Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan, who is currently based in Toronto.
Jaad Kuujus (Meghann O’Brien) is a weaver descended from the Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw tribes of coastal British Columbia.
Jean Marshall is Ahnishnaabe. She was raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is a band member of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, Treaty 9.
Katie longboat is a Toronto based Indigenous bead artist, originally from Six Nations of the Grand River. Her beadwork style incorporates inspirations from the natural world, her travels, her family,
Leanna Marshall is of Anishinaabe and English descent. She was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario where she continues to live. She is a band member of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and is the mother of two
Lesley Hampton spent her early life in constant relocation. A “Third Culture Kid”, Lesley spent years in Canada’s Arctic and Atlantic, Australia, England, Indonesia, and New Caledonia.
Northern elements are finely rendered in silver to create delicate wearable artworks inspired by the artist’s Inuit heritage and the northern landscape.
Joi T. Arcand is an artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory, currently residing in Ottawa, Ontario.
Born and raised in Northern New York, Margaret Jacobs is a member of the AkwesasneMohawk Tribe. She shows her work nationally including recent exhibitions at Boise Art Museumin Idaho…
Marlene Kwandibens is an Ojibway from Whitesand First Nation on the northern shores of Lake Nipigon.
Maru Creations was created by Te Ataraiti Waretini to share the beauty of Māori culture internationally through traditionally woven taonga (treasures).
Mary Jacobs creations are designed from traditional trade items and made with a modern twist.
Melissa Twance is a beadwork artist who lives and works in Thunder Bay, ON. Originally from Pic Mobert First Nation, her beadwork designs pay homage to Northwestern Ontario and traditional iconography
Miss Chief Rocka is a nēhiyaw accessory & apparel brand, established in 2012, by award winning Hip-hop and Powwow dancer Angela “Lunacee” Gladue who is from the Treaty 6 Territory of amiskwaciwâskahik
Mohawk Mocs proudly carries on the tradition of hand-crafting custom moccasins for the entire family.
Niio Perkins (Bear Clan, Haudenosaunee) is an award-winning designer and owner of Niio Perkins Designs in Akwesasne, New York.
Olivia Whetung is anishinaabekwe and a member of Curve Lake First Nation. She completed her BFA with a minor in anishinaabemowin at Algoma University, and has an MFA from the University of BC
The Pacific Sisters is a collective of Pacific and Māori fashion designers, artists, performers, and musicians that electrified 1990s Auckland, New Zealand.
Reena Larabee is Anishnaabekwe. She grew up in Hymers, a small village just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Shannon Gustafson (Ojibwe) is a member of Whitesand First Nation and a long term resident of Thunder Bay Ontario, She works as a full time artist and has experience in various artistic mediums
Running Fox Beads was founded by Skye Paul. Skye’s artistic practice expresses a new generational perspective that respectfully sustains traditional skills and knowledge.
Justin Louis (Nehiyaw) is the co-founder of co-founder and creative director of SECTION 35, a Vancouver based streetwear brand. A member of the Samson Cree Nation and raised on the Samson Reserve
Sheila has been perfecting her craft for the past 14 year beading, leatherwork and learning about her culture through traditional crafts.
Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change from herperspective as an urban Kanien’kehá:ka woman and as a cyberpunk avatar.
Tania Larsson design contemporary, northern Indigenous adornment based on Gwich’in culture, created with land-based materials.
Theresa Burning is a Seneca/Ojibway woman who has spent the majority of her life in Toronto. She has two children and two grandchildren.
This Claw produces traditional earrings inspired by today’s nowness.
Tracy is an apparel and a traditional craft artisan; incorporating Woodland storytelling motifs with modern wearable design.
Urban Inuk salvages throw-away materials to turn into beautiful new things.
Starting out in the Canadian fashion industry working for designers Comrags and Jeremy Laing in 2014, Warren Steven Scott launched his namesake label in 2018 at the inaugural IFWTO.
White Otter Design Co. was started in 2015 to incorporate Jaymie Campbell’s love of traditional artistry with contemporary fashion.