AM I ABLE TO WEAR GINEW IF I AM NOT NATIVE AMERICAN?
ABSOLUTELY! Ginew is a Native American-owned family apparel business and we design the Ginew collection to share with anyone who will respectfully and thoughtfully participate in our vision. We aim to increase Indigenous visibility in the fashion ecosystem by sharing our culture(s), creativity and designs. When you buy and wear Ginew, you are joining a band of like-minded people in the effort to illuminate contemporary, Indigenous presence that whispers "WE ARE STILL HERE”.
IS GINEW A NATIVE-OWNED CLOTHING COMPANY?
Yes, Ginew is a Native-owned small family business creating contemporary clothing to share with everyone. If you would like to know more about Team Ginew and the co-founders, please visit our ABOUT section to learn about our background.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT NON-NATIVES WEARING GINEW?
We love it when people participate in the Ginew dream by wearing our designs and collection. When anyone buys and wears Ginew, they are accelerating possibilities for Indigenous people in the greater fashion ecosystem. Ginew aims to open doors and provide opportunities, especially for Indigenous youth. Each purchase allows Ginew to grow and give back - be it through donations directly to organizations we believe in and/or incubating the talent of Indigenous youth to pursue their dreams. Each purchase matters and makes a difference. We are all in this together.
ARE YOUR GARMENTS MASS-PRODUCED?
A resounding NO. Ginew focuses on creating small-batch clothing. Many of our items are produced in quantities of 100 or less. That means less than a hundred people on the planet will have what you purchase!
WHERE ARE YOUR ITEMS MADE?
Ginew is committed to collaborating whenever possible with Native American artists, business owners and creatives throughout the U.S. for many of our designs including our Ginew+ collection. We also focus on using premium materials and manufacturers located in the United States. We are excited about one of our latest partnerships for denim: the prestigious Vidalia Mills located in Louisiana.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY WAX JACKET?
Do NOT machine wash or dry, spot clean only.
WHAT IF MY SIZE IS SOLD OUT?
Sign up for back-in-stock product or email us. We are happy to alert you when restock is available.
HOW SHOULD I WASH MY JEANS
We recommend hand washing or in the washing machine inside out on the delicates cycle, using cold water and hang to dry. We recommend wearing for as long as possible before your first wash to set your creases in the fabric.
CAN I GET MY GINEW JEANS REPAIRED?
We've teamed up with INDIGO PROOF - Portland's own eminence of denim repair - to offer $20 off the first repair of any Ginew jean purchased directly from Ginew. It's simple: CONTACT INDIGO PROOF, send them your jean along with the Ginew repair card, and they will take care of the rest! It's our way to say thank you for being a part of the Ginew journey and ensuring you get the specialized repair your jeans deserve for a long and happy adventure.
DO YOU HAVE A STOREFRONT IN PORTLAND?
We are an online-only store. However, a limited selection of Ginew is carried in store at MADE HERE PDX, an excellent shop committed to the spirit of Portland, OR. Say hello to them for us!