Joella Hogan the creator of The Yukon Soaps Company has combined two of her passions: traditional First Nations beadwork and handcrafted soaps. This unscented soap line showcases beadwork from Southern Tutchone women from the community of Haines Junction. Each soap includes a brief bio of each artist and what community they come from on the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Traditional Territory. Each soap shares just a snippet of this beautiful craft. There are four different soaps, each packaged in biodegradable plastic and a reusable hand-stamped bag.
Joella resides on her traditional territory Mayo (YT), reconnecting with her community, elders, land, and language.
Artist: Shelby Jackson
Is a new and upcoming artist who does traditional beading, peyote stitches, brick stitch, loom work, and beaded wire flowers with minimal raven’s tail weaving. She has been taught by her Elders but also learns techniques from YouTube. Shelby spent most of her time in Łu Ghą (Klukshu).