Giving Back

Just before Christmas, NATIVE(X) paid a $392 royalty payment to artist Nathan Wilkerson for his amazing design work on our totes and scarves.

NATIVE(X) probably won’t record a profit for 2011 due to start-up costs, but paying this royalty felt incredibly good and right. At the heart of NATIVE(X), I’m building a fair/honest marketplace for Native artists and designers. This payment is the start of that marketplace where Native artists’ can promote their art and make a living. (We’ve got a ways to go, but it will get there eventually)

Here is Nathan’s response to receiving the payment:

‘Wow this is really cool, this is the first time I’ve ever received a royalty check.’

After receiving Nathan’s response, I now see why people running businesses that do good in the world are some of the happiest.

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