SHINING LIGHT SERIES - Feathers - Blanket
In May 2021, the remains of 215 First Nations children were found in an unmarked mass grave at the Kamloops Residential School. In June 2021, over 100 bodies are expected to be found in Manitoba and 35 in Saskatchewan. This is only the beginning of the investigation and a heartbreaking reality is that thousands will be uncovered. For those who are unaware, Residential Schools were created by the Canadian federal government (with aid from the church), to essentially commit cultural genocide. Native children were taken from homes, separated from the cultures and families, so that they could assimilate and be part of Canadian culture. The residential schools were notorious for having horrible living conditions, unsanitary drinking water, and children were verbally, emotionally, physically, and sexually abused. It's reported that some of the children whose remains were found were as young as three years old - this hit me especially hard as the news came out on my daughter's third birthday. I can't imagine what those children went through, what their families went through, and my heart breaks at their loss on so many levels.
This design was created in honour of those children, their families, and all of the ones that have yet to be found. It is the third design to be brought into our Shining Light Series and 100% of the proceeds will go to the the Legacy of Hope Foundation. LHF is a national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System, including the intergenerational impacts such as the removal of generations of Indigenous children from their families, including the Sixties Scoop, the post-traumatic stress disorders that many First Nations, Inuit, and Metis continue to experience, all while trying to address racism, foster empathy and understanding and inspire action to improve the situation of Indigenous Peoples today. The LHF supports the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors, and their families and seeks their input on projects that honour them.
For more information on the Legacy of Hope Foundation,
Our personalized, signature blankets are the softest blankets that you will ever touch. They are made from minky - a top quality, extremely plush fabric (100% polyester) and are handmade in Canada. Choose from a variety of languages, fonts, colours, and sizes to customize the blanket of your dreams!!! Our signature blankets are perfect for your own babe, as a surprise for an expecting parent or a gift for any loved one in your life (including yourself!).
Our signature blankets are all available in four sizes:
Infant (small) (26” x 35”) - The quintessential piece for your new bundle of joy.
Toddler (medium) (35" x 52") - An excellent blanket size for babies to toddlers.
Big Kid (large) (52” x 60”) - An amazing option for your not-so-little, little!
Adult (extra-large) (52” x 72”) - The perfect throw size for an adult.
All of our packaging is earth-friendly and fully biodegradable. Please place your cellophane packing slip, product care card, and shipping mailer in your home compost (green bin) when you are done with them. You will not have to remove the shipping label/sticker before composting as that is also biodegradable.
Cleaning Products: Recommended to use paraben-free detergents labelled “sensitive-skin” or “eco-friendly”.
Avoid: Fabric softener, detergents with fabric softener, detergents with dye and scents. Pods are not recommended.
Wash: Wash your blanket on the cold-delicate setting.
Dry: Hang to dry or tumble dry in no-heat/air-dry setting.
Please note colours may print slightly darker or lighter than what appears on your screen due to colour calibration settings on monitors. Pushing against the grain of the fabric may show very small white flecks as a result of printing restrictions on pile height.
Unless we are provided specific preferences (font, colour, etc.) in the Notes section, your proof will be sent to you in the same format of your selected sample image in the product gallery.
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