Vatanai

Vatanai

Company
Type(s) of Business
  • Manufacturer/Weaver
Owner(s)
Filip Kaslik
POC Owned
No
Other Related Business(es)?
No
Website
https://www.vatanai.cz/shop/
Location
Czech Republic
Location of Manufacturing
Czech Republic
Types of Carriers
  • Woven Wraps
  • Ring Slings
Woven Wrap Type(s)
  • Machine Woven
Costs of Carriers
  • Carriers $100 USD or Less
  • Carriers $100-$150 USD
  • Carriers $150-$200 USD
Wrap Sizes: Availability of 8s
  • In Stock
Wrap Sizes: Availability of 9s
  • None
CCBW Analysis
Cultural Inclusivity
  • PoC are not widely represented in this company's marketing campaigns.
Labor Practices
  • Not enough known information
Environmental Practices
  • Not enough known information
Customer Practices
  • Poor response to negative feedback
  • History of Censoring Social Media Complaints
Customer Practices Commentary

Please see "Resolutions of Questionable Practices."

Culturally Appropriative Designs
Yes
Resolutions to Appropriation

Husavik - This is questionable at best. The imagery depicts indigenous hunting / whaling practices. One colorway is called Igloolik (which is an Inuit hamlet in northern Canada). These wraps appear to have small men in kaiaks hunting whales. The middle has some kind of stylized deer / antelope type creature. This wrap is still in production and we welcome indigenous voices to participate in a conversation on this design.

Other IP Violations
No
Questionable Practices
  • Culturally Insensitive and/or Racist Behaviors
Resolutions of Questionable Practices

February 2016 - Photos from the photoshoot for Syringa were released. The photos were extremely appropriative of North American indigenous cultures right down to the war bonnets. Comments were made on the Facebook post on their Facebook page, and the company tried to defend themselves by claiming they were not trying to be harmful to "actual Indians" but just wanted to honor their romanticized ideas of "indians." They then began to censor comments on the post. We hold space for language barriers on both sides of the conversation, but feel strongly that this is absolutely culturally insensitive.

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