We’ve seen some real good stuff on our Streetwear Spotlight section throughout 2010. But we want to end the year with something that reminds everybody of the Native American Culture. Northwest Coast-based Mac Bishop formed NATIVE(X) two summers ago, when he and a friend’s mom made board shorts using Pendleton’s Chief Joseph fabric. When it garnered attention from people, Mac took the serious path and became obsessed with the intricate patterns and symbols used in Native American artwork.
Check what Mac has to share about NATIVE(X) with SoJones readers:
How do you pick the patterns for your products? Do they have a story to each of them?
I work with my good friends at the Pendleton Woolen Mills to select the finest fabrics for the current offering of scarves and skirts. The skirts are made from Pendleton’s Chief Joseph light weight wool. As said on Pendleton’s website “First made in the 1920s, the Chief Joseph blanket is one of the oldest, on-going blankets made by Pendleton Woolen Mills. The blanket pattern celebrates the heroism of the Northwest’s great Nez Perce leader, Chief Joseph.” The proceeds from the scarves will directly fund NATIVE(X) product assortment expansion into Native American artwork.
Aside from what you already have in your collection, what do you aim to offer for the next season (2011)?
We are in the process of transitioning to genuine Native American designs. We will start with Native American-made artwork and jewelry and then expand the line to Native American-designed clothing.
Who’s your biggest market?
Young urbanites who appreciate a unique story, genuine product, and great service.
Say you have the opportunity to collaborate with one Hollywood A-lister. Whose name first came to mind?
Johnny Depp because he has crazy awesome style and doesn’t conform.
You can view the full collection of NATIVE(X) over at the brand’s website: www.thenativex.com.
NATIVE(X) is about to give you a taste of dressing with traditional patterns, SoJones readers. You can mix things up with your current clothes and when worn right, they’ll look awesome. Here are a peek of what you can win:
NATIVE(X) KINZEL SCARF
NATIVE(X) SAGE SCARF
There are two Kinzel Scarves and one Sage Scarf from NATIVE(X) for THREE lucky SoJones winners.
Here’s how it works:
1. Why do you think NATIVE(X) scarves will look good on you? Answer this question right here on this page at the comment section below.
2. You can give your answer within the period of December 31st – January 14th, 2011. Make sure when you comment, have a link to somewhere we can contact you (like your SoJones account, your facebook, etc.). It makes it easier to contact you if you win.
3. Drawing for THREE winners will be held on January 15th, 2011. The winner will be announced on this page and on the forums page (http://www.sojones.com/forums/).
Article Comments Lottery Rules
One item per winner
Previous winners must wait 30 days before entering this contest
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