Fogo Island, a remote outport community in Newfoundland and Labrador, boasts a resilient history shaped by its sea-dwelling inhabitants, who have thrived through generations by fishing the North Atlantic waters. Acknowledging its ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut, and the Innu of Nitassinan, the island's isolation and self-sufficiency continue to influence its culture and economy. Fogo Island Workshops, a for-profit social enterprise, embraces the symbol of "shorefast," representing community, culture, and authentic connections. Utilizing a circular model, the enterprise reinvests gains from various social ventures, empowering the community through environmental stewardship, cultural preservation, business incubation, and the renowned Fogo Island Arts residency program. With complete transparency, Fogo Island Workshops directs all operating surpluses back to Shorefast for community development, securing a vibrant future for the island's unique heritage.
Please note that as this purchase is part of a charity project, we kindly ask that anyone who purchases a quilt will need to contact us to arrange shipment of the quilt or arrange collection directly from the exhibition in Nantucket.