We’re so excited to announce that we’re teaming back up with our friends at Bucketfeet for a whole month of challenges in February! Seeing our community’s designs on shoes was pretty amazing, we knew we had to pair up again!
Out of respect and celebration of the rich and diverse cultures of Native American peoples, this month’s design challenges will be inspired by “Spirit Animals” (also known as power animals or totems) with 4 sub-themes: desert, mountain, rainforest and aquatic. For every design entered into the 4 Bucketfeet themes, Spoonflower will be donating $1 to the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), an organization that works to protect Native rights. Bucketfeet will also be donating $1 per pair sold.
These practices allow us to remain connected to the animal guides so they may teach us their powers and give as lessons of life. These acts remind us that all things in creation are our brothers, sisters, cousins, and more importantly, our teachers and friends. As humans, we too are animal spirits. — Manataka American Indian Council