HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR FABRIC?
When we first found our textiles, we fell in love with the quality, softness and how vibrant the fabric was. Our business, which started as a small endeavour, grew a lot in the past few years. As we grew, we started to realize the impact we had on the environment even as a small business. We always tried to reduce and reuse our scrap fabric by creating new products, collaborating with other makers (check out our latest collab with Copious Fashions) and giving them to the Ottawa Humane Society.
We are very proud to be introducing our Eco-friendly fabric as part of our Fall/Winter 2021 collection.
WHAT TYPE OF FABRICS DO YOU SELL?
We use three types of fabric, all soft and luxurious.
Our Everyday Blanket Collection, our Shawl Collection and our Kid’s Poncho Collection are made out of a blend of 10% wool and 90 % Acrylic. This blend of fabric is soft and time resistant. We also like it because it can follow us on our everyday adventures and it’s easily washable in the washing machine. Perfect option if you are allergic to wool as the wool content is lower.
Our Eco Everyday Blankets are made of a recycled fabric blend: 50% recycled polyester, 30% acrylic, 20% recycled wool. This blend of fabric is soft and luxurious. We like it because it is oh so soft for us and the environment! Wait until you touch it… feels like a cloud!
Our Wool Blanket Collection is made out of 70% recycled wool, 25% recycled polyester, 5% acrylic. There’s nothing like a wool blanket. We love this higher end forever piece that is a perfect keepsake.
Our Everyday Blanket Collection, our Shawl Collection and our Kid’s Poncho Collection can be washed in the washing machine with cold water. Hang to dry.
Our Eco Everyday Blankets can be washed in the washing machine with cold water. Hang to dry.
Our Wool Blanket Collection is dry clean only. Unless you want to make this large queen size blanket into a Barbie version, do not machine wash and dry! hahah
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH AS YOU GROW AND LEARN?
Couple of years ago, we started looking for an eco-friendly alternative to our original fabric. It has always been part of our values to be better by reducing our foot-print, and be aware of our environmental impact as a textile business. In the indigenous culture we are obligated to care for Mother Earth, and with this obligation there is a principle that the decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world seven generations into the future. We could not be more proud of this change to our brand.
ARE YOU A CANADIAN MANUFACTURE?
We are very proud to say that all our products are designed,cut and sewn in Gatineau, Quebec! We moved into our facility on February 1, 2021 and have grown from a team of four to a team of thirteen and growing!
HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH YOUR DESIGNS, OR COLLABORATIONS?
We stay connected to our community and follow many artists who are creating beautiful indigenous designs in their own style. We approach artists with an idea to tell a story through their art to celebrate culture and then create a design that is woven into our beautiful textiles. We are very proud to be able to offer authentic indigenous designs as well as highlighting artists in the community. It is important to us to allow the opportunity for our customers to connect or reconnect with a culture.