atelier-photo3-SOCIALMEDIAWE ARE HIRING 6 INDIGENOUS WOMEN (short term, contract)
Contract Dates: April 10 – 21 (subject to extension)
Application Deadline: March 29, 2017

Only those invited for an interview will be contacted. A sewing sample test will be conducted at the time of interview

Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator has partnered with a large retailer to produce a sustainable, up-cycled collection of home textiles. We are currently seeking six (6) female-identified and non-binary entrepreneurs to join the TS’KWE MAKERS ATELIER to produce this collection in Etobicoke, ON (travel and accommodation are not provided). Responsibilities will include marking, cutting, pressing, sewing and inventory management. This project will also offer incredible impact for your company’s profile.


Working as a team, a group of Indigenous female-identified and non-binary entrepreneurs will produce a textile-based collection for a retailer. This inaugural Atelier will take place over 2-3 weeks. Six (6) entrepreneurs will produce a collection of 2,000-2,500 up-cycled home textile items. We will complete and deliver the collection to the retailer, within a timeline. Through an integrated communications campaign, the collection will launch by early summer.

Hired entrepreneurs will be profiled on the Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator website, company listings with the retailer and will receive a special invitation to the press launch of the collection at the retailer’s store. This project will empower and connect Indigenous entrepreneurs and their textile-based companies to an increased level of skill, knowledge and professional/commercial networks. The goal of the  TS’KWE MAKERS ATELIER is to bridge your company to broad markets.


  • Self-identified Indigenous female and non-binary Individuals
  • 16 years of age and older
  • Operate a textile-based company (does not have to be registered)

Reporting to the Project Manager, responsibilities and experience include:

  • Operate sewing machinery for home textile goods
  • Stitch pre-cut cotton fabric in accordance with direction
  • Mark and cut textile patterns
  • Press and overlock textiles
  • Highly organized, including maintenance of inventory
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Maintain a clean, organized environment
  • Be quality focused, ensuring daily quotas are met
  • At least 2 years sewing experience and familiarity with industrial machines


Send an email to with the following information:

Subject line: “Ts’kwe Makers Atelier Application”

In your email:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 1-Paragraph about your company


The Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator fosters the artistic creation and exhibition of new works by Indigenous artists working in fashion, textiles and crafts. Our programming empowers Indigenous artists, with amplified access for young Indigenous women and mothers, through professional and artistic development, presentation of works, and strategic partnerships.