The Textile Museum of Canada’s Holiday Gift Guide Features Canadian Makers and Sustainable Products
The Museum is committed to celebrating Canadian textile makers, and is featuring new products from Inuit fashion designer and artist Martha Kyak from InukChic Designs. The collection includes garments, jewelry, and paintings that draw from traditional Inuit designs and contemporary influences.
Shop the InukChic collection for unique handmade items, like the Ulu Earrings pictured in the lower middle. These lightweight acrylic earrings feature an ulu, a traditional multi-purpose knife used by Inuit women.
Juliana Scherzer Collection
Juliana Scherzer is a Canadian textile artist based in Sydney, Nova Scotia, who works in free-motion machine embroidery and quilted leaves. Her work reflects the duality of the known and unknown roles of textiles in our everyday lives explored through the themes of biology, mending, and environmentalism.
The Paeonia Embroidered Hoop (top right) was inspired by the peonies in her parents’ backyard, and features “the ants that help them.” Juliana’s embroideries make unique and whimsical decorations, and are a great gift for any art lover.
ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios Collection
ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios presents the little-known story of a group of Inuit artists and printmakers who produced a collection of graphic textiles in Kinngait, (Cape Dorset, Nunavut) in the 1950s and 60s – a period of social change that disrupted traditional language and relationships to the land.
Share this incredible story with your loved ones by gifting an exhibition catalogue, featuring essays, interviews, stunning photographs of the printed textiles, and more!
Wear a piece of printmaking history with our beautiful 70% silk scarves. Pictured at the bottom right is a printed scarf by Anirnik Oshuitoq, who portrayed direct and honest designs of a disappearing way of life.
Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios is on now at the Museum until January 29, 2022.
The Marimekko, With Love exhibition catalogue tells the story of the design company’s ethos, dynamic history, and the place of mid-century design in North America. It features classic designs, many never-before published images, and contributions by Marimekko founder Armi Ratia and founder of Toronto’s Karelia store founder Janis Kravis, who brought Marimekko to Canada.
Marimekko’s iconic prints were highlighted in the Museum’s 2013 exhibition, Marimekko, With Love.
Visit the Shop for more Marimekko products, including notebooks, cards and pencils – fabulous gifts for lovers of bold, colourful designs.
Fair Trade Collection
As an extension of our cultural sustainability awareness mission, the Museum Shop features products from companies that support long-term relationships with makers and prioritize fair wages, and whose production patterns help promote and sustain their cultural traditions.
Casa Relief International is focused on fair wages and creating sustainable and long-term relationships with artisans in Ecuador, who produce beautiful and vibrant pieces. Their 80% alpaca wool shawls and throws will keep you warm and stylish throughout winter!
ChuChu, located in Yangon, Myanmar, is a workshop space where six families create sustainable and uniquely designed items. Their brightly coloured tote bags are made entirely from recycled goods, and the workshop space itself is also made from recycled products.
By gifting a vibrant and sturdy tote bag you will be supporting the recycling and repurposing of materials!
As part of the Museum’s mission to reusing textiles, regular packaging at the Shop checkout has been replaced with reusable cloth drawstring bags. Each bag was crafted with donated fabric by our team of amazing volunteers. They complete a cycle of sustainability and provide you with a beautiful gift bag!
All fabric face masks sold at the shop have been hand-made by our amazing team of volunteers using donated materials. In addition, we have replaced our regular packaging at our Shop checkout with reusable cloth drawstring bags.
The Textile Museum of Canada aims to inspire understanding of the human experience through textiles. We are the only museum in Canada delivering programs and exhibitions dedicated solely to textile arts. The Museum ignites creativity, inspires wonder, and sparks conversation through the stories held within our global collection of textiles, and active engagement with contemporary art practices.
Gifts are available online at shop.textilemuseum.ca, or visit the Museum in person to see an even larger selection of products. Visit textilemuseum.ca for more information and to reserve tickets online. The Museum is offering FREE admission until December 31, 2021.
Alex Paton, Head of Marketing & Design
Textile Museum of Canada
416-599-5321 x2239 or email@example.com