A bold re-imagining of the traditional animal crests of the Northwest Coast Peoples
The initial inception of Totem Design House began in 2006, when Erin Brillon (Haida/Cree), tired of the typical Northwest Coast art t-shirts, decided to start a contemporary clothing brand utilizing her artist/carver brother Jesse Brillon’s Haida designs.
Fast forward to 2014, through her work coordinating Indigenous Youth empowerment programs, Erin began learning the art of screen-printing with her daughter Marlo, who was then 14 years old. The three began collaborating to create unique hand-printed silkscreen shirts.
In 2016, Andy Everson, renown Northwest Coast artist and cultural leader from K’omoks First Nation joined Totem Design House. Erin and Andy, as life partners and creative collaborators, along with Jesse and Marlo, are working to expand Totem Design House as a locally made, artist produced, one-stop-shop for authentic Indigenous made products.