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Skwalwen Botanicals

Squamish, BC Premier's People's Choice:
Top 5 Finalist
Employees: 1 In Business Since: 2017

My ancestral name is Styawat and I am from the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation. Sḵwálwen (skwall – win) is an Indigenous business creating small batch botanical skin care products. Honouring traditional Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) plant knowledge, we incorporate wild harvested plants and organic, high quality ingredients. Our wild plant ingredients are harvested in a sustainable and respectful way and each product has a Squamish name to honour the place where this plant knowledge comes from. I started Skwálwen Botanicals as a way of integrating Indigenous knowledge and connection to the land into skin care. I’m passionate about creating simple and effective plant-based products that also tell a story of resilience. Indigenous people are resilient. Indigenous women are resilient. This has not often been the message conveyed to society, but this is changing. Through my business platform, I strive to be a voice that is contributing to changing the narrative.

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