Last month several Canadian bloggers and I were invited by Manitobah Mukluks & Gravity Pope for a street style photo shoot with Refinery 29. We selected our favourite pair of mukluks (I picked the Kanada Mukluk), had our picture taken, chatted with other bloggers all while sipping hot chocolate and enjoying some sweet treats. It was a very nice way to spend an hour on a Saturday. I still had to drive my kids to their basketball programs so that was my down time.
I love my mukluks, if you follow me on Instagram you will see that I have been wearing them continuously. As the weather gets colder they get more use, keeping me feet warm and stylish. I was happy to be part of a project that highlights the Aboriginal Community and their craftsmanship.
The Manitobah Mukluks Story
“Our story begins in Canada thousands of years ago, when our ancestors created mukluks and moccasins using distinctive leather, furs and beadwork to reflect their individual customs and culture.
Today as Métis we continue this tradition by combining the craftsmanship and artistry of our ancestors with modern materials to create truly timeless footwear – as functional as it is beautiful.
Stitch by stitch, bead by bead,
we tell the story of our People.”
Each year Manitobah Mukluks partners with CAHRD to provide an education bursary that allows Aboriginal students to attend college or university. Together with CAHRD, their hope is to bring self-determination to all Aborigivnal people through improved literacy skills and training for new career paths, including working with Manitobah Mukluks.
Did you know?
Every Manitobah product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that outlines the role of Aboriginal-owned companies within Canada’s economic landscape.
It is a reminder to every Manitobah customer that they have helped to support a certified Aboriginal-owned business.
Manitobah’s designation as a CAMSC Certified Supplier verifies Manitobah Mukluks as an Aboriginal-owned member company operating in Canada.
As I mentioned in the beginning of the post I was not the only blogger to participate in this street style photo shoot, there is a large and supportive Canadian blogging community and I wanted to introduce you to a few of my favourite bloggers.
Amber – Canadian Fashionista
Deanne – My Fash Avenue
Natalie – My Little Secrets
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