Korina Emmerich, Founder and Designer, EMME Studio
From EMME Studio:
“Korina Emmerich has built her Brooklyn NY-based brand, EMME Studio, on the backbone of Expression, Art and Culture. Leading the charge to embrace art and design as one and weaving it into her brand story. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, her colorful work is known to reflect her patrilineal Indigenous heritage from The Coast Salish Territory, Puyallup tribe.
With a strong focus on social and climate justice while speaking out about industry responsibility and accountability: Emmerich works actively to expose and dismantle systems of oppression and challenge colonial ways of thinking.
Emmerich is a thinker, maker, and critical analyst.
She serves on the Board of Directors for The Slow Factory Foundation and is a speaker and panelist at sustainable literacy events and global conferences discussing: slow fashion, sustainability, dismantling white supremacy, environmental racism, sovereignty, climate and social justice, and combating systemic racism.”
Jared Yazzie, Owner, Artist, and Designer, OXDX
From Eighth Generation:
“Founder of OXDX, Jared Yazzie (Diné) is a self-taught graphic artist, entrepreneur, and designer known for his bold, graphic style that incorporates vibrant Diné motifs with messages of Native empowerment. He got his start by screen printing t-shirts in his dorm room at the University of Arizona and selling them out of the trunk of his car. Now a popular street wear brand, OXDX has been featured on CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Refinery 29, Huffington Post, the Smithsonian Institution, and more.”
Phillip Bread, Model
“Bread is a rising model in the indigenous fashion community, recognized for his distinct embrace of his culture’s aesthetic traditions. The 20-year-old, who is Comanche, Kiowa, and Blackfoot, got an early start in modeling: he got his first break in Santa Fe, where he currently resides. (He’s originally from Oklahoma City.)”