Blood Memory

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Blood Memory is a concept rooted in Indigenous belief that experiences, memories and knowledge is passed down through generations in a family. A cultural and spiritual connection between ancestry and present day individuals.

By incorporating both traditional teachings and also being guided by Blood Memory, Acahkos Designs shares stories from her family’s history in modern day fashion. Keeping the fashion line one hundred percent sustainable by repurposing elders garments and quilting remnants with respect to the cultural and personal significance, also utilizing reclaimed fabrics and notions acquired from thrift stores. Also infusing traditional elements such as natural fabrics, hides, feathers and beadwork , telling a story by using quilting styles and applique techniques. Acahkos Designs transforms and brings to life pieces that have been passed down by using sustainable practices to create hand made, well sewn, modern designs that reflect a deeper connection to her roots and honoring significant loved ones in her life.