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Published November 14th, 2016 by Emily Roberts

Hand Painted Bags from Shipibo Communities on the Pisqui River

Under the shadow of the breathtaking Cordillera Azul Mountains, women from Shipibo communities based along the Pisqui River embroider and paint handcrafts using designs passed on from mother to daughter for centuries.  

By making these intricatly painted, fair trade bags available to the worldwide market, INDIGENOUS is part of an integrated effort to improve the quality of life for the Pisqui River Shipibo communities. 


Published October 31st, 2016 by Emily Roberts

Indigenous Holiday Sample Sale in Sonoma County California | November Gift Shopping Event

Celebrate with us & save 50% to 70% off retail prices!


Published October 24th, 2016 by Emily Roberts

Ellie & Elizabeth of Dress Well // Do Good just launched a contest to win $100 to shop Indigenous. See how they styled two favs from our Fall & Winter '16 line, and find out how you can enter. 

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Published October 17th, 2016 by Emily Roberts

WFTO 10 Principles of Fair Trade | Ethically made fashion by Indigenous

The 10 Principles of Fair Trade are fundamental tools for fighting poverty. In observance of Anti-Poverty Week, INDIGENOUS is participating in the World Fair Trade Organization's Agent for Change campaign. 

The WFTO started the global observance of Anti-Poverty Week in 2015 as a way of showcasing Fair Trade's positive impact. When producers are freed from the conventional imbalances of trade, they are able to work their way out of poverty. Along with the WFTO and all its members, we believe that trade should work for people and the environment, and not at the expense of either. 


Published October 6th, 2016 by Emily Roberts

Beyond apple picking: what to wear all season long

Lately my inbox is bombarded with emails addressing an apparently pressing matter: what to wear apple picking. I imagine multitudes of women, separated by distance and culture, yet all staring into their closets. Just wondering. "What SHOULD I wear apple picking?" 

I live in an apple-tree-rich region, yet I have only been apple picking twice. Who are these women who apple pick often enough to buy new clothes for the event? Do they exist? Besides, can't you just wear jeans and a t-shirt? Yes, folks... I'm fairly certain that the Apple-Picking-clothing genera was recently invented by desperate email marketers.

What I want to know is, what do I wear all autumn long? What sweater or tunic is going to get me through the overcast days and drizzle? I want that cardigan that'll go with everything I own so I don't have to think about it, ever. I want clothing that my kids can snuggle up to on the cold winter days ahead. I'm thinking long term here.

This line of thought has made me rather touchy at work. I've been wandering around the office touching and trying on the fall line, and I have a few picks to share. They're guaranteed soft, versatile, and impeccably made. And you can throw in organic & fair trade (because ethics make all the difference). 

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