N8V Couture is run by our friend Andy, who’s Turtle Mountain Chippewa—it’s an awesome brand supported by the likes of Tall Paul, Tito Ybarra, Cheyenne Randall, & Andrew Morrison! Please be sure to check it out, support his business, and spread the word on his fundraising campaign.
N8V Couture is not only a brand. It’s a movement to inspire dialogue, and promote self-identification and self-determination through the use of Cultural and Historically Relevant Native American Clothing. Here at N8V Couture we are challenging the stereotypes and re-imagining what it means to produce “Native American Clothing.”
At N8V Couture we understand how important Art is to Culture. With that being said, we have teamed up with Well Known Native American artists, and utilized Traditional Language, Designs, Colors, and Teachings to provide our customers with a Canvas, Covered with a Story, Disguised as a piece of Stylish Clothing.
- Bridging the Generational Gap, as well as rural and urban locations.
- Authentic and True
- Promoting Traditional Language & Teachings
- Sweatshop Free
- Eco Friendly
- Community Focused and Driven
- Native American Ran, Owned and Designed
How We Started and Why KickStarter?!
As a full time University student studying Social Justice my finances, as you can imagine, are limited. Don’t tell anyone, but for the past 2 years I have lived off of Top Ramen and Redbull, while utilizing my University Scholarship Refunds to build N8V Couture!
We have attended Pow-Wows and Native American Community events throughout the U.S. over the past year and have received nothing but positive feedback in terms of the clothing. The interest is definitely there, we have amazing artists to work with, and our designs have been well received.
We are now looking to take N8V Couture to the Next Level. That next level entails bringing all production in-house and making sure that our inventory is large enough to supply our customer demand. To get there we’re asking for your support!
We believe it’s possible for a Native American Owned and Operated business to grow while remaining a socially responsible, independent, locally-sourced company & we are asking the KickStarter community to help us prove it