Angela Demontigny: The Trailblazer Leading the Way for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs

Small Business Canada

Angela Demontigny is a force to be reckoned with. As an internationally-renowned fashion designer, wellness product creator, and entrepreneur of Cree/Metis heritage, she’s been making waves in the industry for years. But it’s not just her designs that set her apart. Angela’s anti-capitalism ideology, love for nature and culture, and advocacy for human rights make her a true trailblazer.

From Fashion to Wellness

Angela founded Lodge, a company that sells fashion apparel focusing on leather, feathers, and wellness accessories. But her journey to success has been a challenging one. As a young woman, she faced many challenges, including discrimination and poverty. But she never gave up on her dream of becoming a designer and entrepreneur.

Advocating for Indigenous Designers

As a pioneer of the Indigenous Luxury movement, Angela has strongly advocated for and supported Aboriginal designers, artisans, women, and youth entrepreneurs. She believes that Indigenous designers have a unique perspective that should be celebrated and promoted in the fashion industry.

Recognized for Her Achievements

Angela’s hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed. She was appointed the first Indigenous Designer-in-Residence at FCAD’S School of Fashion and is the current Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Ryerson’s Fashion Zone IFS program. Her designs have been featured on runways worldwide, and she’s been recognized with numerous awards and accolades.

Leading the Way for Women and Diverse Communities

Angela Demontigny is setting a powerful example for women and diverse communities everywhere. Her success as an entrepreneur, fashion designer, and wellness product creator is a testament to the power of hard work, perseverance, and a commitment to positively impacting the world. She has also served the World Indigenous Fashion Council as the Head of North America.

Fostering Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship

Angela’s love for nature and culture also informs her approach to business. She’s committed to promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship in all aspects of her work. Lodge uses sustainable materials and production methods and is actively involved in conservation efforts. She believes fashion can be a powerful force for positive change, and she’s committed to using her platform to inspire others to make a difference in the world.

An Inspiration for Future Generations

Angela Demontigny is truly an inspiration for future generations of Indigenous women and entrepreneurs. Through her hard work, perseverance, and commitment to social and environmental responsibility, she shows us all that’s possible when we follow our dreams and work to make a meaningful contribution to the world.

As she rightly says, “I hope to inspire others to believe in themselves and their dreams, no matter how big or impossible they may seem. We all have the power to create positive change in the world, and I’m honoured to be a part of that movement.”

Angela’s aromatherapy candles, laced with pure essential oils and soy wax, are the perfect armour to combat stress of all kinds. Moreover, her fashion apparel enables you to make a style statement that is bold, chic, and dapper. 

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