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Three Questions With Christine of Awasis Boutique

Christine Marie is the founder of Saskatchewan based brand Awasis Boutique.  Christine is a Mom of two little ones and a woman of Metis + Filipino roots. While taking time off from teaching to be a stay at home Mom, Christine put her teaching areas of Home Economics + Native Studies to use. What started off as sewing a few bibs + aprons for another Mom, soon got some exposure on social media and Christine quickly started receiving multiple orders. This…

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Indigenous Canadian Brand Guide

I am passionate about supporting small, Canadian owned businesses.  Over the past couple of  years, I’ve been making an effort to shop more BIPOC owned, small, Canadian businesses.  There are some incredible small Indigenous owned brands that I have shopped with and so many more I keep discovering.  If you are looking to shop Indigenous shops, but aren’t familiar with many, I have created a list as a starting point.  The list includes apparel brands, beauty and wellness items, home…

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Nesting For A New Season

As we are now at the mid-way point of September, I am busy nesting for the upcoming season.  Yes, Fall is, quite literally, right around the corner, but so is the season of our family.  Our family of five has a season and Fall happens to be ours.  Not sure what I mean?  In October, we celebrate my Husband’s birthday, Thanksgiving, our wedding anniversary, and Halloween.  In November, it’s my oldest’s Madelyn’s birthday and my birthday.  In December my twins,…

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Let’s Talk Fabric

Over the past several years, I have been on a journey to a more sustainable and ethical wardrobe.  So, what does that mean?  For me that has meant choosing to buy less, wearing the items I already own more and for longer, mending or altering when possible, shopping secondhand first,  then opting for local sustainable brands next, and choosing natural fabrics whenever I can.  Over this past couple of years, I have almost completely quit shopping with fast fashion brands.…

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Let’s Talk Cultural Appropriation

A couple of years ago I was very kindly called in for using an inappropriate and culturally appropriated term to define a garment of clothing I was wearing.  I shared and posted this outfit above and used the word Kimono to refer to the flowy cropped cardigan I’m wearing.  As this piece was manufactured by a huge, fast fashion business, and I, a White woman, am wearing it and referring to it as a Kimono, it is problematic all around.…

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