Manitobah x Justine Woods
A special collection for The Shopping Channel

The beadwork design is intended to look like a flower in the middle of its blooming sequence - a flower in action. The action of blooming reminds us of rebirth and renewal, as well as regeneration and resurgence. It also symbolizes the natural cycles of mother earth and honours non-linear temporality. Working through different iterations of this design over the pandemic, its gesture also offers a feeling of hope. Looking toward the teachings and cycles of mother earth can help us find the hope to get through difficult times and feel a sense of comfort that we will make it through and a new flower will bloom.