From NYT to Vogue, See What Our Artist Friends Are Up To!

As an arts-centric company, we're always looking to support Native artists. Our artist partners have been doing amazing things lately, and we decided to highlight them in a blog post!

Ryan Young (Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), designer of the "Two Spirit" Wool Blanket, was recently featured in a New York Times article called L.G.B.T.Q. in the Midwest, Where the Fight Is Still Happening, which describes Ryan Young's journey of how many L.G.B.T.Q. Native people continue to search for space in their own communities, even though many tribes have deep traditions of acceptance. Check out their Instagram here


Ryan Young is Two Spirit, identifying with both a masculine and feminine spirit. This photo is featured in the New York Times.
Check out this short video about our collaboration with Ryan. 


Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe), who has been an Inspired Natives Project Collaborator since 2015 and has a growing selection of products with Eighth Generation, is a semi-finalist for the Duluth Flag Project, where a new flag design is being selected for the city of Duluth in Minnesota. Click the link above to vote for Sarah's flag design called "Where We Meet" (pictured below) through June 21st, and make sure to also check out Sarah's website House of Howes!

 Sarah poses in front of wild rice, which has a cultural significance and often appears in her work. Photo taken by Ivy Vainio. 

"Where We Meet" - Sarah's flag submission for the Duluth Flag Project.

Jamie Okuma (Luiseño / Shoshone Bannock) was recently mentioned in Vogue's article about a new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art titled “Hearts of Our People,” Indigenous Women Reclaim Space Through Art, which is the first major showcase to provide visibility to indigenous women artists from Canada and the United States, who have repeatedly been ignored in the mainstream art world. We're partnering with Jamie for a variety of exciting new offerings, and an announcement is coming soon! Make sure to also check out Jamie's website here.

Adaptation II, 2012. Stunning beaded Louboutin heels by Jamie Okuma.