Our Feather Clothing Company (OFCC) was founded by an Ojibwe man named Mitch Gegwetch (He is a member of Sagamok First Nation). Our company is operated by Indigenous people from several cultures.
Our brand is for anyone who supports Indigenous culture, whether you are Indigenous or Non-Indigenous, you are welcome to shop here and support our brand.
What we do
Our mission is to build an authentic Native clothing brand that embraces culture and prosperity. We do this by crafting original designs that reflect our collective history, traditions, humor and our promising future.
We also use our brand in a good way by sharing our prosperity with Indigenous charities that protect and uplift our Indigenous Communities. We donate up-to 25% of our annual profit to a new Indigenous focused charity each year.
Why we do it
OFCC was created to disavow appropriation, uplift our Indigenous communities and Inspire the next generation to embrace all aspects of our culture; modern and old ways alike. We fuse Indigenous culture with street-wear to create one-of-a-kind designs that reflect our history, humor and our promising future.
We believe that self reflection through art, style and expression is one of many ways we can reclaim our heritage and innovate how we express our creative spirit to the world. Our brand brings Indigenous style and creativity to the mainstream fashion scene through punchy street wear that is elegant and sometimes expressive through our statement apparel designs for the bold and rebellious.
Also, we provide a place to buy authentic “Native made” designs instead of knock-off Indigenous art you find at big box stores and online.
BEHIND THE NAME & LOGO
First Nations believe that if you are going through a hard time or a problem and a feather appears along your path. The spirit that dwells within the flyer of that feather will come to you to provide support, guide you through your hardships and protect you from harm.
In most Indigenous cultures a feather transmits strength. It gives us the ability to speak honestly and from the heart without hurt or anger. The middle vain in the feather symbolizes the path that everyone walks in their life, and every barb along the middle vain symbolizes the choices we are presented throughout our lifetime.
A feather has many meanings throughout various Indigenous cultures, so what does it mean to you?