Portland, OR, August 18, 2020 – Today, Rumpl, the category leader in technical blankets, announces the launch of a new collection designed by Native American artists in partnership with the First Peoples Fund, an organization whose mission is to support and empower Native communities and artists. The collection is comprised of two original prints by Northern Cheyenne artist Jordan Craig and one original print by artist Darby Raymond-Overstreet, a member of the Navajo Nation. The prints are available across multiple Rumpl products, and a portion of each sale will benefit First Peoples Fund.

“Regrettably and naively, we have appropriated Indigenous design concepts in the past. Thankfully, our community let us know, helped us learn about the issues and create a program to do this the right way. In partnering with Jordan Craig, Darby Raymond-Overstreet and the First Peoples Fund, Rumpl is taking the first step in our commitment to represent Indigenous art correctly and respectfully,” says Wylie Robinson, CEO and founder of Rumpl. “We hope that Rumpl can be leaders in this arena and inspire other brands to do the right thing by supporting the communities from which this art was inspired. We owe a huge debt of gratitude not just to the Indigenous artist community for giving us this opportunity, but also to our community of customers who brought these issues to our attention, helped us to develop a correction plan, and continued to support us while we went through this learning curve. We are so proud of what this collection represents and hope it can inspire other brands to further support marginalized and underrepresented communities of artists.”

Jordan Ann Craig is a Northern Cheyenne artist based in California and New Mexico. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her work includes painting, prints, textile prints, and artist books. Jordan Craig’s Rumpl prints Woven Daydream and Keep Me Warm feature neutral, natural colors and bold geometric shapes, available across the Original Puffy Blanket , the NanoLoft Puffy Blanket, the Down Puffy Blanket, and the Shammy Towel.

Darby Raymond-Overstreet is an award-winning digital artist, printmaker and member of the Navajo Nation. She also received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and, through her work and studies, creates Navajo/Diné pattern designs that materialize through portraits, landscapes, and abstract forms. Darby Raymond-Overstreet’s print Sundown features warm red tones and a banded, geometric design that is inspired and derived from traditional Navajo/Diné textiles, available across the NanoLoft Puffy Blanket, the Stash Mat, and the Shammy Clean-Up Kit.

Both Craig and Raymond-Overstreet join the robust Rumpl Artist Division, a collaborative program that showcases the work of accomplished and upcoming artists who use diverse mediums to inspire creativity in impassioned communities around the world.

The Rumpl Artist Division collection with Native artists will launch with Jordan Craig’s prints on August 18, and Darby Raymond-Overstreet’s print will launch soon after on August 20.

For more information, please contact Associate Account Manager Sarvary Koller at Sarvary.Koller@rygr.us.