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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 brand is Nunavut Qiviut.  The business is Wild Qiviut Canada Ltd.

 

Photo of 100% Nunavut Qiviut Yarn and prime dehaired qiviut fiber. (Credit: DNV Photo)

100% Qiviut Fiber and Yarn by Nunavut Qiviut (Credit: DNV Photo)

 

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.

 

Panorama of Kugluktuk (Credit: Nunavut Qiviut)

Panorama of Kugluktuk (Credit: Nunavut Qiviut)

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.

On July 1, 2021, after 6 years of business as a sole proprietorship our project called 'Nunavut Qiviut' was incorporated with the Canadian government.  The new business is named 'Wild Qiviut Canada Limited'.  The Nunavut Qiviut brand will remain prominent as our leading Arctic yarn brand for our loyal customers.  Our new company name describes our yarn niche and generates additional international awareness for those who don't know about Canada's newest Arctic territory, yet. The company's mission and values remain the same as that of Nunavut Qiviut.  Aside from some paperwork for tax reasons, nothing has changed.  Our incorporation represents the success of our project that started as a personal hobby and is a reflection of the dedication, passion, and support of our customers.  Thank you to all our customers and supporters from Canada, USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and of course, Nunavut.

Mica near Kugluktuk in May (credit: Nunavut Qiviut)

Mica near Kugluktuk in May (credit: Nunavut Qiviut)

Catch and Release: Kids and Tundra Swan Cygnets (credit: Umingmak Productions)

Catch and Release: Kids and Tundra Swan Cygnets (credit: Umingmak Productions)

 

Bull Muskox near Kugluktuk (Credit: Brad Wutke)

Bull Muskox near Kugluktuk (Credit: Brad Wutke)

Igloos near Kugluktuk. (Credit: DNV Photo)