Indigenous Designs is a fantastic clothing line elevating artisans and providing income to the poorest regions of South America. This line first started in 1993, after Scott Leonard witnessed the beauty of local artisans while on a trip to the continent. Together, he and co-founder Matt Reynolds have built a remarkably socially conscious and sustainable company. The line now works with over 300 knitting and hand-looming artisan groups, providing fair wages, support, and environmental sustainability, all while preserving their rich cultural heritage.
Indigenous takes pride in their eco-friendly, fair trade, and organic clothing. Each piece is handmade using natural fiber yarn (organic certified cotton, alpaca, silk, merino wool), Global Organic Textile Standards processing, and Oekotex-100 approved natural dyes.
Learn more about Indigenous and their processes here.