Jamie Gentry

My name is Jamie and I am from the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. I was fortunate to grow up immersed in culture and surrounded by talented artists. My whole life I was drawn to the arts, music, dance, drawing, painting, but I was particularly drawn to working with my hands, whether it was sewing, beading or weaving.

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to make moccasins. However it wasn’t until we moved to Sooke, that I was able to find a teacher and from that day forward I have not stopped.

Each pair of moccasins is custom made. I do not cut into my hides until I know who the moccasins are for. This way I can put thoughtful, specific intentions into each pair, for every individual.

I make traditional, custom made moccasins for modern day living. My focus is on style, comfort and durability with an emphasis on sustainability. Each pair is cut, beaded, sewn, carved by hand and infused with love making each pair unique.

From my heart to your sole.



2018 Western Living Designer of the Year

One to Watch

“...for her intricately designed moccasins with a message…”