Inupiaq / USA

Bobby Itta



Bobby Qalutaksraq Itta is an Inupiaq fashion artist, and furrier. She was born and raised in Utqiagvik, Alaska.

She is the designer and owner of Bobby Itta Designs and Alaska Fur Cache. Bobby Itta Designs is a brand that promotes and sells handmade indigenous clothing and accessories. As well as manufactured indigenous designs clothing.

Bobby grew up in a subsistence life style. All her life she was surrounded by hunting and gathering which inspires her work. She started sewing at the age of 13.

In 2010, Bobby Itta Designs was established. After 6 years of designing, she got involved with indigenous fashion shows. Her first fashion show was in 2016. There she was recognized and more people wanted her in other shows. She also got involved with teaching sewing classes and has traveled in and around Alaska, as well as Canada.