3 Simple Ways You Can Support Indigenous Artists
Indigenous artists are innovative, resourceful, and brimming with creativity. This fact is communicated through the enduring designs found on everything from Indigenous moccasins to mugs and even artist-designed wallets. But, of course, nothing stands alone in life. And the need for support rings true for Indigenous artists as well.
For this reason, your support goes a long way to helping Indigenous artists. So if you’re looking for ways of contributing and showing your support, you’re in the right place! Keep reading to learn more.
1. Different Ways to Show Support
There are many ways to support Indigenous artists. For example, Cheekbone Beauty, an Indigenous-owned Canadian cosmetics company, has named some of its lipstick products after Indigenous women. Moreover, they donate 10 percent of the profits to Indigenous charitable causes. One such organization is Shannen's Dream, a movement for Indigenous kids’ education.
Birch Bark Coffee is another example. An Indigenous-owned coffee company, Birth Bark Coffee finances and supports purification systems in Indigenous communities and homes.
2. Make a Purchase
Showing support doesn't need to be a complex process. In fact, more often than not, little things can be just as powerful. For example, the simple act of making a purchase is a great way to support Indigenous artists. The reason is that 100% of the commissions go directly to the artists themselves.
This method is a grass-roots approach that carries significant meaning. Investing in the products in this way supports the Indigenous artists directly. And this process has the potential to change and improve lives.
3. Use Social MediaSocial media is a powerful tool. And when used correctly, it can indeed be a force for good! You can use social media to support Indigenous artists and causes in many ways. Here are a few methods to consider:
- Buying products online
- Sharing Indigenous Facebook pages with your friendslist
- Promoting new artwork and product releases to friends and family
- Following Indigenous artists on social media
- Sending a direct message with words of encouragement
Considering Ways to Give Back to Indigenous Artists
Community support is an essential (yet often overlooked) aspect of social enterprise. It’s important for the longevity of Indigenous artists. At Mocs N More, we support Indigenous artists by offering a wide range of beautiful Indigenous artwork on moccasins, t-shirts, art socks, jewellery, water bottles, signature mugs and much more!
And with all proceeds going directly to the artists themselves, you can feel confident that you’re making a positive difference! Visit Mocs n More to show your support for Indigenous artists!