apihtawikosisan:

Forget all that fake Etsy shit, the crappy Forever 21 clothes and all that other ‘native american inspired’ bullshit.

If you MUST have Native American style?  Get it for real.

Beyond Buckskin has a boutique featuring all native designers.  Haute couture to affordable and one-of-a-kind street wear items, as well as jewellery and accessories galore.

Additional authentic on-line stores can be found here.  Stop supporting the exploitation of our cultures which is running rampant right now via all of those knock-off items being massed produced overseas by people who have absolutely no connection (or clue) to Native American cultures.

I think a lot of people hear “We’re mad that you find our cultures beautiful” when what we’re really saying is, “We’re mad that your idea of showing appreciation for our cultures is buying mass produced shit from Urban Outfitters.” Nobody’s saying you can’t enjoy indigenous fashions and incorporate them into your wardrobe, but don’t think you’re doing us any favors unless you’re supporting a native artisan.
Posted on 28 June, 2012, 1:39pm. Reblogged from apihtawikosisan-deactivated2014 and Originally from apihtawikosisan-deactivated2014. This post has 989 notes.
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