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Monday Morning “MUG”ing: A family of artists (5 photos) – Tbnewswatch.com
by ahnationtalk onNovember 12, 201964 Views
This week’s Monday Morning “MUG”ing takes a look at Wolf Tracks, an Indigenous business on Simpson Street.
THUNDER BAY — Ed and Maxine Wesley, owners of the online apparel store Max-Wear and brick-and-mortar store Wolf Tracks, started their family business in the 1980s. The couple lived in Ginoogaming First Nation at the time, and Maxine, a talented artist and seamstress, made fleece jackets with unique designs incorporating animals. With no Internet, it was Ed’s job to sell the jackets that his wife created.
The couple eventually moved to Thunder Bay and started selling Maxine’s creations and other Aboriginal items such as moccasins at a store on Red River road. She discontinued the fleece jackets, moving on to elaborate large fabric murals that she designs and sews all by herself. Ed and the family designs T-shirts, hats and hoodies with aboriginal designs and artwork, selling both in the store and the online store, max-wear.com.