What is your full name and to which tribe are you affiliated?
Korina Emmerich. I am part of the Puyallup tribe.
How would you describe your brand to someone who’s not familiar?
I built my Brooklyn-based brand, EMME, on the backbone of Expression, Art, and Culture. Leading the charge to embrace art and design as one and weaving it into her brand story. My colorful work is known to reflect my Indigenous heritage stemming from The Coast Salish Territory, Puyallup tribe. With a strong focus on social and climate justice, we speak out about industry responsibility and accountability: working actively to expose and dismantle systems of oppression and challenge colonial ways of thinking.
Items are made-to-order in our Brooklyn, New York studio located on occupied Canarsie territories. Most items are made from upcycled, recycled, and all natural materials giving respect to the…