Pre&Peri is a line of streetwear apparel and other goods featuring Indigenous-designed motifs inspired by woodland art, nature, traditional teachings and dreams.
Pre&Peri was created by Caitlin Wemigwans, an Anishinaabe woman who grew up in Northern Ontario with few traditional teachings. Caitlin’s motifs are her interpretations and expressions of her ongoing search for connections with her heritage, told through an urban Indigenous lens. She aims to celebrate the rediscovery of past traditions that have been lost to many First Nations.
Pre- and peri- are prefixes meaning “before and during” making Pre&Peri a fitting name for a brand that merges pre-colonial Indigenous traditions with our current “peri-colonial,” everyday life.