Top 25 Women of Influence 2018: Sage Paul
Based in Toronto, Sage Paul is a woman of Dene descent, and a member of English River First Nation; she is also an artist, designer and innovative leader for Indigenous fashion, craft and textiles. Inspired by her own inability to find a place to showcase her work, in 2018 Paul co-founded Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. The inaugural event, which ran from May 31 to June 3 at Harbourfront Centre, featured at least 60% Indigenous representation, including four fashion showcases (fusing fashion, theatre and dance), a marketplace with 54 vendors and panels about the state of Indigenous fashion. With a desire to keep traditional garment-making methods alive, the event also featured several workshops on Ravenstail weaving, black walnut dyeing and Navajo rug weaving.
Who else are we honouring? See the full Women of Influence Top 25 list for 2018.