Indigenous Artisan Soaps

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Dorothy Profeit: Aunty Dorothy is well known for her sewing and has made everything from Yukon Parkas, to traditional wedding dresses and clothing for her many grandchildren. She is back to beading after recovering from an injury which prevented her from sewing for many years. This beaded flower was made for a vest for her dear friend and daughter-in-law.

Millie Olsen: Traditionally, beading patterns were passed down from aunties. Millie Olsen studies the patterns handed down to her and adds her own touch. Her beadwork tells the story of her family history.

Irene Johnny: In our community, there is a tradition of beading flowers to make a baby belt for new mothers. This special flower was made by Irene Johnny for someone who has dedicated a lot of energy to protecting the land and water in our traditional territory.
Ellen Profeit: This beadwork was handed down through the family and is now being taken care of by her great-granddaughter, who cherishes it and has a deep respect for the art form. There are very few pieces of beadwork remaining of this matriarch that passed away in 1962.
Alice Buyck: Alice Buyck was a well respected Northern Tutchone Elder and artist who made many items found in both private and public collections. This flower design is from a pair of slippers she made for her granddaughter.
Dawna Hope: Dawna Hope has many artistic talents and draws inspiration from the land around her. Although she is most known for her fish scale artwork, she has recently learned to bead. She uses bright colours and adds a bit of sparkle to every creation.
Betty Lucas: Betty Lucas is known for her passion and dedication for our culture and heritage. In her beadwork, every flower is different and her colour combinations stand out.

Joella HoganMany years ago, Joella learned to bead from Elders in Yellowknife. When she returned to the Yukon, she made a bag for her mother with traditionally made sinew and this beadwork. Taking “handmade” to the next level, she has combined two of her passions: beading and soap making.

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$15 flat fee for any shipment $100 and over within Canada.

To the USA:

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We do not accept returns outside North America.*ad hoc will not be responsible for missing/lost packages.

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ad hoc accepts returns within North America only on regular priced items that meet the following requirements:

  1. Return is initiated and mailed back by the customer within 7 days of delivery date.
  2. The item(s) is new, unworn, unwashed and in original packaging with tags attached.
  3. Shoes must be unworn, in their original box with all original packaging in good condition.
  4. Return shipping cost will  be at the customers expense and the parcel needs to be sent back with insurance and tracking number.
  5. Package sent without tracking number will not be eligible for reimbursement.

Please inform us of the return tracking number so that we can monitor the shipment of your parcel.

Once the parcel has been received at our store, and is approved for return to our selling floor, we will then initiate the refund.

In the event of cancelling an order once the shipping label has been purchased by ad hoc the customer will receive a refund for the price of the garment minus the cost of the shipping label bought by ad hoc.

The following items are not eligible for returns: 

Apothecary, scents, intimates/lingerie, swimwear, hair items, hats or earrings.

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Exchanges must meet the following requirements:

  1. Exchange is initiated and mailed back by the customer within 7 days of delivery date.
  2. Available inventory has been confirmed.
  3. The item(s) is new, unworn, unwashed and in original packaging with tags attached.
  4. Any new shipping costs will be at the customers expense.