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Attention all Indigenous Women & Gender-Diverse Jewellery Makers: You Asked, We Answered.

We are truly overwhelmed – and thrilled –with the incredible response to our Call-Out for
original, hand crafted jewellery for our soon to be launched on-line boutique!

Lots of positive comments and many really good questions. In an effort to respond, we have
developed the Q & A below. If you still have questions, please send them us at: nwacstore@nwac.ca

Store opening fall 2022

Shop Frequently Asked Questions

There is no deadline. The purchase of jewellery will be on going. Together, with purchasing inventory, we are also creating a data bank of entrepreneurs from whom we can purchase items in the future.

All kinds! We are seeking many styles of jewellery – from modern to traditional … Metis, First Nations, Inuit …interpretive, artistic, etc.

A full range of jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches, toe rings, lapel pins and anklets. And if you make other pieces, we’ll consider those, too.

From traditional materials to those that capture your imagination including silver, copper, other metals, cloth, leather, beads, sealskin, quillwork and other materials you work with.

Shhh … up to now, it has not been announced. We will be officially launching our boutique shortly — at which time our name will be revealed!

We welcome submissions from Canada and the International community. Jewellery-makers must be Indigenous women and gender diverse people.

First and most importantly, NWAC will ensure that our entrepreneurs receive fair market value for their items. ALL proceeds from the sale of our items will be invested back into communities to support the development of Indigenous women’s businesses. We will price our items in such a way that our artists are paid fairly and our prices are competitive and sell quickly enough to enable us to purchase a steady supply from our jewellery-makers.

It’s easy! Just send photos of your pieces and the price of your items to: nwacstore@nwac.ca you will be contacted within a few weeks with a response to your submission. Good luck!