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Panel Series

Land-Based Fashion



While the mainstream fashion industry fumbles to balance its capitalist values and new commitments to environmental protection, Indigenous creators in fashion have always taken a sustainable land-based approach to design and production. Land-based fashion honours the gifts provided by the earth, transmits generational knowledge and skills, and generates creative designs that reflect the natural environment. This panel discusses the importance of land-based practices, how designers employ land-based frameworks to their fashion practice, geographically diverse methodologies and connections to trade.



Amber Sandy

Amber Sandy is Anishinaabe and a member of Neyaashiinigmiing, Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. She is an artist with a…
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Bobby Itta

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

Tania Larsson designs contemporary, northern Indigenous adornment based on Gwich’in culture and created with land-based materials. Tania makes these adornments…
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