MII LEAT showcase sámi languages, culture and history through clothing and accessories🌿
Why? All Sami languages are classified as endangered or severely endangered. MII LEAT makes Sami visible in the hope that more people will embrace, show off and maybe even learn a bit of Sami.
MII LEAT means “we are” in north sámi language. MII LEAT combines the urban and clean design with the Sami.
For generations, the Sami have lived in harmony with nature in a sustainable way and so will MII LEAT. We have therefore chosen to cooperate with manufacturers that have certifications showing that environmental and ethical requirements are met. Read more about how our manufacturers ensures a sustainable production here.
How MII LEAT came to be
I have been looking for everyday clothes with Sami elements on for several years. I’ve always wanted to show off my saminess, and spread awareness about it – making the sami’s more visible, and I wanted more clothing options. After a lot of back and forth and a lot of research, I decided to try to develop something myself. Something simple, clean and comfy, that showcase sámi language, culture and history. Maybe people could learn some sami words or history as well? That has been my focus in the development: to contribute to pride, knowledge and maybe a bit of fascination for the sami languages – they are so colorful and beautiful 💚💛❤️💙
Hope you like it!
-Anja Johnsen Thonhaugen