As I packed to head over to the Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Conference (#AWBEN) earliertoday, I made sure to pack my new Storyboots made by Annie Mckay. These boots represent more than just fashion, to me, they represent resilience.
Manitobah Mukluks created the Storyboot project line specifically with women entrepreneurship and cultural tradition in mind. These Limited Edition Annie McKay boots were gifted to me by Manitobah Mukluks and were handmade in Winnipeg and I’ve got photos sent to me to show the process of how this pair is made. The late Annie McKay left the company with her pattern so they could make limited edition replicas in their Winnipeg factory. She is the original Storyboot artist and continues to be a great inspiration to owner Sean McCormick (Métis).
I will treasure these mukluks and wear them on very special occasions, which is precisely why I’m packing them for the #ABWEN conference today in Ottawa. These boots represent cultural pride, resiliency, and social entrepreneurship. Kudos to McCormick for creating this concept that not only benefits Aboriginal business and artisans, but also makes handcrafted mukluks accessible for all.
These boots are now available at Free People in both Canada and the United States - http://bit.ly/L8x8BZ
Wood door image: Free People Embellished Band hat, earrings model’s own, Free People Constant Conversations Kimono, Free People Battenburg Bralette, Free People Skinny Cords, Manitobah Mukluks Annie McKay Storyboots
All mukluk images courtesy of Manitobah Mukluks
Thank you to Musideum for providing the beautiful bench for the red background shot