The production of garments has traditionally been the work of Inuit women who have passed down their skills and knowledge through the generations. This production allows economic activity, while enhancing a significant social and cultural function in Nunavut. Now designers are experimenting with new textiles and cultural inspired design for casual wear.
Nunavut-made sealskin coats and other garments (mitts, kamiks, etc) incorporate other natural materials including animal bone for buttons and clasps. Long hair and fur from fox, wolf, wolverine and rabbit are used as well. Garment production helps support the local economy while symbolizing the importance of wildlife to Nunavut.