What does it mean?
Exist, Colorful, Beautiful, Loved, Wisdom, Miracle, Sign
What does it represent?
- The Pacific Northwest
- The natural beauty of our land and animals
- Fragile yet surviving, Supernatural, Spiritual
- Enchanting and Awesome
- Raw and Peaceful - land of contrasts
- The beauty of first nations art, fluid and graceful
- The beauty of the product subtly elegant
is a non-profit foundation committed to supporting, preserving and improving the lives of children at home in Canada, the United States, and around the world.
Partial proceeds from the sale of all AYA eyewear and accessory items is donated to the First Nations nutritious breakfast programs.
Featured Artist - Corrine Hunt
World renowned First Nations artist Corrine Hunt was commissioned for the first series of AYA Accessories. Corrine's work has been displayed from Whistler to Singapore. Corrine Hunt has been creating contemporary art that reflects the themes and traditions of her First Nations Kwakiutl and Tlingit heritage for more than 22 years.
Design Information: The First Nation inspired artwork etched on the side arms of the eyewear frames incorporate contemporary, nature-inspired designs including:
The sun represents the healing light from the Creator and is symbolic of nourishment, truth, honesty and clarity.
The eagle is a symbol of power and intelligence. An eagle will remain with its mate until one of them dies and each pair has a specific territory to which it returns each year. As a result, the eagle is seen as a symbol of loyalty. Eagle down is a symbol of peace and friendship.
The hummingbird symbolizes comfort and healing. It is the spirit bearer of good news. Legend has it that the hummingbird put the twinkle in the stars.
The raven is a symbol of the power of the unknown. The raven is a bringer of light to the world, a guardian of magic, and is cunning and boisterous.
The wolf represents family togetherness and communication. The wolf mates for life and is the family protector.
Traveler & Guardian - Symbol of Good.