A Toronto fashion incubator for Indigenous artists is partnering with Ikea to launch a collection of kitchen accessories that reflect traditional ideas about conserving resources and feasting.
Beginning June 6th, shoppers at Ikea’s Etobicoke location can purchase one of four handmade products made entirely from salvaged textiles by Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator.
The products are made of Ikea textiles like bedsheets and curtains that would have otherwise been tossed, and include an apron, tea towels, a basket, and a small bag.
“In our culture, if you go hunting, we would use all parts of the animals, and we just kind of took those ideas into the kitchen. So we made all items that you can use for kitchen, food preparation, feasting,” explained Setsuné co-founder Sage Paul in an appearance on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning.