Kanati Clothing Company announced today a new CEO and a new retail location opening on the 29th of August. The iconic Canadian label has been making changes since its reshoring efforts and transition to domestic manufacturing earlier this year.
The company will begin seperating its divisions to create their own distinct identities. The company offers private label manufacturing to medium sized labels that have existing retail distribution and also offers design services along with its in-house label which has been a staple in Aboriginal culture in Canada since 2009.
Story via The Denver Post
One designer from Canada is boldly turning racism into a fashion statement. Liam Massaubi, who is the co-founder of the popular label Kanati Co. recently created a “Savage” clothing line. The line features handcrafted leather hats with the word “savage” written in bold lettering across the front, leather sweatshirts and t-shirts.
Racism exists when prejudice+power combine and form social constructs and legislation that contribute to the oppression of the rights and liberties of a group of people. Racism and discrimination have been used as powerful weapons against many cultures and the Native Americans are no different.
The European extermination of the Natives started with Christopher Columbus. By the 1800’s they were regularly dehumanized and called “Savages” as they were not seen as civilized. This opened the door to mass genocide. Some estimates reach as high as 120 million Native people were killed off.
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Kanati Clothing is now available at Kick n’ Fits in Saskatoon!