<b>Merie Nottaway</b> <br>Beaded Hair Pin
  • <b>Merie Nottaway</b> <br>Beaded Hair Pin
  • <b>Merie Nottaway</b> <br>Beaded Hair Pin

Merie Nottaway
Beaded Hair Pin

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This size/colour combination has been discontinued

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 Made in Canada

Materials: Metal Banding, Gem, Vinyl
Size: 5" x 2"

Storyboots are authentically hand-crafted by Indigenous artists.
Artists receive 100% of the proceeds of each sale.

 Merie’s Story: I am a 19 year old Anishnabekwe, Algonquin First Nations from
Maniwaki, Quebec. I was born and raised in my hometown called Rapid Lake. But I originally moved to better my education and to succeed outside of my hometown. As a little girl, I watched my grandparents make cradleboards together, my grandmother made earrings, sewed moccasins, jingle dresses and clothing for our baby dolls and many more! Then my mother started at a young age and today, she makes jingle dresses for my sisters, regalia for my brother, she sews moccasins and mukluks, and also beads earrings. My mother's earrings and mukluks are the best selling ones today. When my mother would pick up a project, I would sit there and watch her until she was done. I wanted to be just as talented as her because she would not quit on something she started. She's always been so motivated. Finally picked up a needle at 12 years old, I didnt have the patience back then but everyday I tried until I finished at least a pair of earrings. I made my first pair at 12 years old and when I finished it, that's when my addiction started, I knew I was going to bead my whole life and I finally have a hobby that I love and enjoy. I've been so inspired by both grandmother and mother. I thank them everyday because now I sell my projects across Canada and in the states. They couldnt be any more proud of me and I couldnt be any more proud of myself!

Facebook: Merie Nottaway
Instagram: mybeadlife

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Sizing
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Art and sole.

Our flexible, durable sole promotes circulation and barefoot-like comfort.

Our high-performance Vibram® sole is also the canvas for Indigenous art. The Tipi design was created exclusively for us by indigenous artist Heather Endall.

Art Meets Technology

The world’s finest traditional footwear, from the ground up.

When it came time to develop footwear for the city, we challenged Vibram®, the world leader in high-performance rubber soles, to design a sole that could withstand the effects of urban environments.

Manufacturing

Proudly crafting the world’s finest Indigenous-inspired footwear.

At Manitobah, we use high-quality materials and talented artisans to create the best mukluks and moccasins in the world. It takes a lot of time and effort to produce Manitobah footwear and we take great pride in the comfort, function and beauty we create.

We also take pride in being Canadian, which is why we continue to produce 20 per cent of our footwear at our Indigenous-owned production facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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International Production.

Local Commitment.

Thanks to our incredible global community, Manitobah Mukluks has grown. To achieve this growth we’ve found global partners to help us produce some of our products internationally. I believe this expansion in our production leads to a bigger local impact.

As an Indigenous Canadian, AUTHENTIC to me means being engaged in and contributing to my community. It also means respecting our history while creating positive change for the future. And the best way for me to bring about that change for Indigenous Canadians is to get as many people wearing Manitobah Mukluks as possible.

Our success allows us to work with more local artists, showcase successful Indigenous role models and bring our culture to the world. We also invest in education and employment through our partnership with the Centre for Indigenous Human Resource Development, and I’m particularly proud of our Storyboot project, which helps revive traditional arts in our communities through business-building partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins the traditional way.

Our Walk With Us program is also making a difference by allowing our customers to share in our vision and direct a portion of their sale to the Manitobah program of their choice. It’s simple. For every pair of Manitobah Mukluks sold, we make a bigger impact in our community.

We are proud of our success on the world stage and we welcome the opportunity to compete against all fashion brands. We will continue to make Manitobah more accessible to more people, and we will continue to make footwear using the same high-quality materials and thousand year-old designs that define us — whether it’s a handcrafted Storyboot, Canadian-made item or a mukluk or moccasin produced outside of Canada. I believe that our success as an Indigenous business has been due to our willingness to walk forward while honouring our past.

Thank you for walking with us.

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