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Combining Ancestral Knowledge & Northwest Native Plant Extracts.
Connecting Our Modern Life With The Natural World.
Quw'utsun' Made was founded by Arianna in 2016. Arianna, inspired by the land & her elders, created a product line to support the needs of her community. Starting with a small batch of candles & Salves, Arianna travelled to local pow wows, maker's markets, & Canoe Journey, to share her vision of her medicine based product line. Through her travels, Arianna had the chance to connect with knowledge keepers from all over Turtle Island including Lenape (NYC), Dinetah (Arizona), Pueblo (New Mexico), & of course the Coast Salish Nation. It was through these travels that Arianna learned what her community was lacking the most- accessible ancestral medicines.
With the guidance of elders & community, Arianna was able to develop what is now known as Quw'utsun' Made.
Arianna lauren is a proud member of the Quw'utsun'/Cowichan Tribes.
She was born on her homelands on Vancouver Island,
& raised in Vancouver on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw
- which has always been Unceded Coast Salish Territory.
Quw'ustun' Made is a project to preserve the traditional knowledge of the
Coast Salish Nation in order to pass it on to the next generations.
She believes that people will only find true healing by cultivating their sacred
relationship with the natural world.