One of the many things that annoy me about the type of people that are complaining that actual indigenous fashion is expensive after having read Apihtawikosisan's post about indigenous designs and the drive to buy native, is that the same people most likely have no qualms about spending more money on other fashion brands.
Anyway, since when is $80 for a sweater expensive? That’s roughly £49, which sure is a lot of money, but hardly expensive for actual designer clothes?
Let’s do some comparison here.
Superdry and Edzerza both do streetwear geared towards young people and the following two hoodies, the first by Superdry and the second by Edzerza cost virtually the same; Edzerza’s hoodie goes for £49, whereas the Superdry hoodie costs £49.99.
Well, colour me biased, but I know fine well which one of the two I’d buy if I had the money.
Anyway, let’s stick with Edzerza and Superdry, and let’s look at t-shirts. Guess the price of this t-shirt made by Superdry? Yes, you’re right, it costs £22.99.
Now, how much would I have to pay for a t-shirt from Edzerza? Well, the following t-shirt costs £17.45, as do all his other t-shirts as well.
I don’t think I have to point out that I’d rather spend my money on the eagle design, than on Superdry.
Also, just because it’s a fucking rad dress and I’d wear the shit out of it if I was a woman or just comfortable wearing a dress as a man, this dress costs £28. When the fuck do you ever pay just £28 for a dress as stunning as this?
Hey there, I remember that you posted about Native-made moccasins a few months ago, but I can't remember what the company was called. Could you remind me please? Thanks so much for your help!
It was probably Manitobah. They’re the most well-known Aboriginal seller of authentic mocs and mukluks.
(Public because this comes up a lot, hope you don’t mind!)