Sustainable Spring 2022 Campaign
Quannah Chasinghorse photographed by Tyler Mitchell
Changemaker. Land protector. Barrier breaker.
Quannah Chasinghorse transcends a singular label: the Indigenous model—and face of our SS '22 campaign—is the voice of a new generation. We spoke to Quannah about being a protector, the legacy she’d like to leave behind and how her partnership with MACKAGE completely aligns with her sustainable vision.
WHAT DOES THE IDEA OF BEING A PROTECTOR MEAN TO YOU?
“I prefer to be called a ‘protector’ and not an activist because it’s a deeper concept. As a protector, I’m protecting my ways of life, reviving what was almost lost and fighting for what we are on the brink of losing to capitalism, climate change and colonial erasure. I’m protecting our lands, and keeping traditions and culture alive for the future generations.”
HOW DOES PARTNERING WITH MACKAGE ON THIS CAMPAIGN ALIGN WITH YOUR VALUES AND GOALS?
“It’s so important to partner with brands and businesses that will not only do the work to uplift you as a person, but also uplift what you believe in. MACKAGE is focusing on sustainability, recycling and, most importantly, doing the work. That’s the beauty of this campaign: it’s not all about me, it’s about community.”
TELL US WHY YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATION NIA TERO THROUGH THIS PARTNERSHIP WITH MACKAGE. WHY DOES THEIR MISSION ENGAGE YOU?It is important to me to support community organizations dedicated to creating a better future for all. Nia Tero supports indigenous peoples around the world in their efforts to protect our planet's biodiversity and ecosystems. It is an organization dedicated to amplifying their voices, funding their projects, and being active on the ground.
WHAT KIND OF LEGACY DO YOU HOPE TO LEAVE AS A MODEL AND INDIGENOUS WOMAN?
“I want to be known as someone that drove change in the industry, in the system and in the lives of those that came close to me. That I left my mark in society as someone who broke barriers and burned harmful stereotypes to the ground so that others can walk this path without having to break trail.”