Our story + mission

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Hello lovely people. Since opening shop in April 2019 we wanted to take a moment talk about what we have intended for our little shop. First of all, Native as Folk is a woman-owned vintage shop that focuses on unique well-made vintage, secondhand and small batch handmade goods. Founded by two best friends, Amanda and Marianne. Both gals are born and raised in the midwest with a passion for all things eclectic + boho. Native as Folk seeks environmentally conscious and mindful consumption. In a society where it is encouraged to buy new and discard the old, we believe it is important to be mindful of exactly what we are buying and from whom we buy those goods; to live as Native as Folk.

 
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.
— Jane Goodall

We look forward to seeing this kindred group grow and see this as much more than just selling vintage wares. We want to promote standing up for matters that mean a lot to us, having a voice and speaking up. We want to give back to our community by donating a portion of our proceeds each month to a new charity or organization. We believe in living a lifestyle of reducing our footprint and reusing whenever possible - leaving only to recycling as a last resort. We want to share how we are trying to go about this in our own lives and how it may not always be simple, but we’re trying our best and our intentions are in keeping our planet safe for the future. 

The inspiration of our shops name is inspired by these principals and reflective in its meaning:
NATIVE adjective | na·tive | \ ˈnā-tiv\ living or growing naturally in a particular region :

FOLK noun \ ˈfōk \  a group of kindred tribes forming a nation :

We hope to be able to foster support with like-minded individuals to grow and share, and really become that kindred tribe forming a nation of positive, caring, earth-loving dwellers. We seek only good vibes.

Marianne Pearson