Frequently Asked Questions



We believe that artists should be treated fairly and with respect. Authenticity of art, design, and culture is the foundation to our mission of building everyday connection to Indigenous cultures.

Native Northwest is guided by the following principles:

  • 100% of the art featured on Native Northwest products is designed by Indigenous artists
  • All artists have provided consent and contractual permission for their art to be featured on Native Northwest products
  • Artist names are acknowledged on all product packaging
  • Cultural traditions are honoured by acknowledging cultural affiliation on product packaging
  • Artists are paid fairly in fees and royalties
Each of our exchanges, from the sourcing and compensation of Indigenous artists, to our staff and merchants, are part of a lifelong relationship between Indigenous cultures and the communities we pledge to honour and respect.

We love our artists and take pride in sharing the spirit and beauty of their cultures. Native Northwest has worked with more than 100 different Indigenous artists of all backgrounds and regions.

Artists at all stages of their careers, creating works are encouraged to submit work for consideration to sales@nativenorthwest.com.

Authenticity of art, design, and culture is the foundation to our mission of building everyday connection to Indigenous cultures. That is why 100% of the art featured on Native Northwest products is designed by Indigenous artists.

We often hear stories of our artists seeing someone wearing a hat or a scarf of their design and how proud they are each time.

Throughout the product development process, Native Northwest consults with its artists and a cultural advisor to ensure every design is presented with authenticity and integrity. To honour artists and respect cultural traditions, artist names and cultural affiliation are acknowledged on all packaging. Every design on Native Northwest products has received artist consent and permission. .

Everything we do is part of a lifelong relationship between Indigenous cultures and the communities we pledge to honour and serve. 100% of the art featured on Native Northwest products is designed by Indigenous artists.

While our founder is not Indigenous, he is a lifelong ally and former social worker who has a vision of using commerce for social purpose and building every day connection to Indigenous cultures. You can read more about our story here.

100% of the art featured on Native Northwest products is designed by Indigenous artists in Canada and the United states. Our office is located in Vancouver, BC on unceded Musqueam territory.

We make every effort to manufacture locally when possible. In cases where this is not possible, we work with trusted manufacturers in countries ranging from Italy to Asia. We label the country of origin on every item we produce, in addition to information about the artist and his or her culture affiliation.

Thanks to you we have been able to partner with and 75 different community organizations this year with a focus on supporting these four areas:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ending Violence Against Women
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Awareness & Support of the impacts of the Residential School System.
To get more detailed info please visit our community page.

You can purchase an e-gift card here.

E-gift cards will be delivered to recipients by email. E-gift cards can be redeemed on our online store. To redeem, add your products to your cart and at the billing page, enter your e-gift card unique gift card code as a payment method.

Sales tax will not be applied to the purchase of a gift card. If other merchandise is included in your order, tax will apply only to those items.

Sorry, gift cards cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash unless required under applicable law.

E-gift cards may be sent to your email spam folder. Be sure to check all folders in your email account. If you’re still having trouble please contact our Customer Support Team by email at sales@nativenorthwest.com for help.