At Native Riders we eagerly endeavor to make all our handcrafted items with respect and honor for all living things. We pay homage to our ancestors by remembering the old ways of gathering resources, thereby leaving our world as unpolluted and unspoiled as possible. Only by doing things in this mindful way can ones creations attain their full beauty and power.
We personally gather many of our own materials, as well as screen our suppliers for outstanding environmental and humane practices (e.g. use of cruelty-free feathers). In this same vein, our work environment is tailored to reduce, reuse and recycle.
The following are just a few ways we do this:
- We make full use of our leather hides and never throw out leftovers from pattern cutting, as everything eventually can be used.
- We support our local suppliers when ever possible.