Proudly Indigenous beauty brand inspired by traditionally used ingredients.
Skywoman is a very unique scent - A remarkable fragrance, starting with a mystical and citrus-like background. Under the notes you can sense the sweetness of fruits, the elegant soft fragrance of the exotic flowers, with a slight ocean spray, just touching the air.
When choosing a name for her company,Michaelee Lazore fell in love with the name Sequoia. To her, it not only represented nature, but also strength. The giant Sequoia trees can live 2,000 to 3,000 years. The name also has a native connection as well. It's the name of the Cherokee chief who developed their alphabet so that the language could be written. A technically minded person just like her!
One of the main reasons she started Sequoia was because she couldn't find any products that were not only made locally but made by an indigenous company. Smells such as Sweetgrass, Cedar, Sage was not commonplace back then, and those were some of her favourite smells she could not find anywhere.
Sequoia is a Proudly Indigenous brand that is 100% owned and operated by Indigenous women. Founded in 2002 by Michaelee Lazore who is Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Akwesáhsne and Northern Paiute from Nevada. The design, production, and packaging of all the products is done in the working studio locally. None of the manufacturing is outsourced. In order to keep the next seven generations in mind, the production is sustainable and ingredients are ethically sourced.
Sequoia has come a long way from its humble beginnings in Michaelee's kitchen. When Michaelee first started out, she was also working as an engineer designing roads, sewers and ditches. Her passion for creating beautiful soaps drove her to quit her day job as an engineer. Now Sequoia serves customers all over the world with their indigenous inspired products.