Inspired by the Southwest’s most sacred plant, the Sage Collection honors the spirit of the sagebrush. Sagehas long been used by indigenous people as powerful medicine. Many Native tribes continue to usesagesmoke during ceremonies to purify the mind, body and spirit.
We invite you to adorn yourself in this soft, earthy green palette as a reminder to clear your mind and embrace what lies ahead.
How We Got Started
The word Etkie translates to mean “impact” in Turkish. In 2013, Sydney worked with a women’s cooperative in Istanbul assisting artisans in creating a platform for their handmade jewelry. The intent was to elevate their profit from meager sales to a reliable living wage. Returning to New Mexico, she launched ETKIE with the same passion to create an ethical company that could provide Native American beaders with a platform to create contemporary designs using the artistic traditions passed down from generations.
Ethically Made with Love
The team of artists earn living wages, impacting the choices they can make for themselves and their families. The artists live on the Navajo Nation where the roads to work are long and the jobs are nonexistent. Many of them elect to work from home on the land and in the community where their roots are deeply planted.
Handcrafted with our heart and soul, with no two pieces exactly the same, we hope you enjoy wearing your ETKIE piece.