Ginew receives $500K investment
August 22, 2022:
Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, North America’s only Indigenous-led and owned impact investment firm, announced a $500,000 investment in Ginew Inc., a Native-owned garment company located in Portland, Oregon,USA.
Ginew designs and creates a contemporary collection of Native Americana with each item drawing inspiration from the proprietors’ cultures. Ginew incorporates family symbols and teachings into their garments and goods, while constructing them of premium materials. Selvedge denim, wax canvas and artist-designed shirts are examples of the American made items in Ginew’s collection.
Raven’s investment supports strategy, growth and an in-depth product roadmap. Seeking social and economic impact through the promotion of Native identity, tradition and knowledge are the shared values between Ginew and Raven. This investment will help drive several of Ginew’s initiatives:
- Transform Native representation in the apparel industry
- Engage in relational interactions versus transactional
- Nurture a culture-centered approach to business
- Develop a robust and resilient Native economy
- Sustain change and the well-being of people and the planet
Ginew is a very personal brand. We incorporate our Ojibwe, Oneida and Stockbridge-Munsee heritage and family stories into our collection. Raven and Ginew are very compatible culturally which is very important to us as we look to accelerate Native opportunities. One of our first priorities is to thoughtfully expand our collection,” comments Amanda Bruegl, co-founder of Ginew Inc.
Ginew’s brand essence is deeply rooted in connecting to a diverse community through storytelling while transforming the garment industry.
“We are very intentional about our supply chain and choosing collaborators that share our mission to bring positive social and economic outcomes. Amanda and I aim to transform the Native narrative in the apparel industry and we are grateful for Raven’s support,”
Erik Brodt, co-founder of Ginew Inc.
Media Contact: Kaitlin Littlechild, Strategic Communications Manager