Welcome back to our third installment of “Comacan Questions:” today we have answers to our questions from Jason. Jason is a friendly face in the Hamilton skate scene, a constant source of positivity and talented craftsmen. This is Jason, owner of Littlefeather Leatherwork.
1. What is the inspiration for the name?
It was a nickname given to me when I was really shy, and I thought it would be cool to name my leatherwork “Little Feather”.
2. What is the inspiration behind making your own leatherwork?
I bought a medicine bag from a crystal store and had a thought, “I can make this”. I started out by making medicine bags for my friends and family. About 3 years ago I started to expand what I was making.
My ancestors are a huge part of why I do my leatherwork. I think they’d be proud of me for what I’ve accomplished so far.
3. When did you start making your own leatherwork?
About 5 or 6 years ago.
4. Where are your products available?
My leatherwork isn’t in stores right now; I sell my product through Instagram and friends of friends.
5. Do you have a space where people can view available items?
Not yet, only Instagram at the moment. People are more than welcome to message me for commissions or to remake an item that I sold in the past.
6. How can people contact you for products?
They can contact me through email or send me a message on instagram.
7. How do you feel about working with other local companies?
I love doing collaborations! I’m open to new ideas and selling my leatherwork in local stores.
8. What is your 5-year goal?
My goal is to have my product in lots of stores in the next few years.
Another one is to use my Little Feather platform to educate people about the Ojibway heritage/first nations problems and have a little sheet of paper with different educational topics with every purchase.
9. What’s your dream with the business?
My dream is to make a living off of my leatherwork and to make lots of new products.
I’m currently working on a list of products that will be slowly coming out this year!
10. Anyone you’d like to thank?
I’d like to thank my partner, my family, Comacan, anyone who has supported/supports me, and my reserve, Curve Lake!