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The Next Native is a concept created by Cara Sipan through her genuine admiration of her upbringing as a southern California native. This unique upbringing was coupled by both her desire to be close to nature and the quirky fashion aesthetic of both of her parents. Her mother - a free spirit and musician - traveled around on horseback giving vaccinations to more than 2000 people in South America. She spent the 1980s in the peace corps and hasn't slowed down her humanitarian efforts since. Her father - a Ramones loving surfer who stitched his own cowhide patchwork bell bottoms in his 20's - later took a deep dive into the architecture of Santa Fe and the American southwest which led him to become a true master of Spanish and Pueblo homes and restaurants. Through the artistic and cultural influence of her parents Cara was encouraged to develop her creativity, seek inspiration, and explore the outdoors. As a model, artist and business grad herself, she has always had an eye for design, style, color, and texture. Thus making her decision to transition into the fashion business an easy one. Each brand we carry represents her aesthetic, travels and the creative experiences that have led her here. Through The Next Native she hopes to inspire other women to be themselves confidently, to enjoy the native beauty all around us, and to look and feel good doing it.