Note: I was invited as media to this event. However, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
Through a collaborated with indigenous artists across the country, one of the collections highlight American Indian culture with original art, true to tradition, designed to connect kids fashion and awareness to native artists across the country.
A percentage of sales proceeds from this collection goes back into Native American communities and resources.
The unique designs include:
- Acoma fish print inspired by the designs of Pueblo pottery in the collections of Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
- A singing butterfly girl inspired by Gregor Lomayesva’s folk art of a strong Hopi warrior spirit known for saving her village
- A Seminole Thunder Bird protecting the people with lightning bolts designed by Absentee Shawnee-Seminole pointer Benjamin Harjo Jr.
- Colorful embroidery and a fire-wielding female water spider inspired by Cherokee artist Martha Berry’s Southeastern Woodlands beadwork
- Bold playtime print inspired by the traditional Seminole patchwork patterns that Jessica Osceola’s grandmother taught her to sew
The 2018 collection honors the extraordinary cultures, colors and creative spirit of the United States, with the hope of motivating others to explore their backyards and discover the global richness within America.
For more information, visit www.TeaCollection.com