The Nunavut Qiviut Mission is to develop sustainable, imaginative, and beneficial qiviut yarn and fiber art products from our Arctic environment. Nunavut Qiviut supports the traditional Inuit lifestyle of our community.
A Rare Arctic Luxury from a Remote Arctic Business
The coldest, darkest Canadian tundra ecosystems in winter produce the warmest, softest, and most luxurious natural fibres. Many would describe qiviut yarn as the most beautiful material for super-luxury fashion. Imagine basing a business in a remote, unforgiving Arctic environment and designing super-luxury lace yarns and knit accessories for a limited clientele. That business is Nunavut Qiviut.
Nunavut Qiviut is leading the creation of super-luxury yarn and knit accessories from Arctic fibre using sustainable Arctic wildlife. Based in Kugluktuk, Nunavut in Canada, Nunavut Qiviut shares geography with the planet’s largest population of muskox that is managed by the governments of Nunavut and Canada. In the same region are populations of Arctic fox and Arctic hare known globally for their fur that is among the softest and warmest in the world.
Nunavut Qiviut draws upon its social, geographic and scientific legitimacy to create sustainable, authentic, and quality fibre products. The main challenges to the business are its remote location and harsh climate that creates high-cost business conditions and separation from existing and potential customers. Remoteness, however, is also a strength because Nunavut Qiviut has easy access to special fibre resources to produce fascinating Arctic fibre products that create sustainable benefits for the community of Kugluktuk.
Nunavut Qiviut customers demand super-luxury products and understand that rare and legitimate luxuries carry unique challenges. With resolute support of trusted clients, Kugluktuk, and other stakeholders, Nunavut Qiviut has quickly become the leading brand in the niche of super-luxury Arctic fibers.