Interview: Brass Arrow Designer Noel Bennetto

Spiritual and cultural preservation through garments adorned with Indigenous-American art

Designer Noel Bennetto operates the online shop Brass Arrow from Philadelphia, first home to the Lenape people. On the site, Bennetto offers a sampling of her Indigenous-American art emblazoned on shirts, shorts, pants, tapestries, and more. It’s all part of an effort she describes as creating work that “resonates with my beliefs in the healing powers of positivity, sustainability and the handmade.” Emphasizing nature and spirit, with a …

Institutional Interest Rises for Native American Art

Long overlooked (or lumped together) by the art community—and its museums, centers, galleries and critics—work by “contemporary Native American, First Nation, and other indigenous artists is finally drawing more serious and widespread institutional interest, critical acclaim, and rising prices,” according to Artnet News. Though the change continues to be slow, the work of indigenous artists—once found only within museums dedicated to specific representation or galleries …

North Home Textiles

Pieces designed by Aboriginal Australian artists, with profits benefitting indigenous communities

With a focus on celebrating Aboriginal Australian artists and the diversity of their skills and crafts, new Australian homewares company North Home offers striking products that not only look beautiful, but also empower and support indigenous communities. With 70% of the profits going directly to the Foundation for Young Australians’ community youth program, the label helps create a source of sustainable income, and supports and …