About Us

About our founder

Cody Purcell (Cody Coyote)

Cody Purcell also known by his Artist name, Cody Coyote, is of Ojibwe/Irish descent and the founder of Before Contact Clothing . He is a proud member of Matachewan First Nation in Treaty no.9 Territory and was born in unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin Territory, so-called Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

This multi-award nominated, and award winning Artist had always wanted to explore his creativity through fashion and in 2023 he launched Before Contact Clothing with the vision to amplify Indigenous representation in the fashion industry and beyond.

About our brand

Before Contact Clothing

Before Contact Clothing is a proudly Indigenous owned streetwear brand that was launched on July 1st, 2023 after a name change from Bimaadiziwin Collective which was initially launched in the year 2020.

July 1st was strategically chosen in response to so-called "Canada Day" and to remind people living in Turtle Island that the Indigenous people whose homelands so-called "Canada" occupies are still here.

Our primary mission is to help create a better life for disadvantaged communities through supporting programs and initiatives wherever our brand goes. 

We strive to initiate positive change in the world today and are determined to help create a community that is focused on togetherness.

Shipping + Returns Policy

Orders will be shipped after 1 to 2 days of being received. Please allow up to 1-2 weeks for shipping, occasionally it may take a bit longer due to production volume however we always do our very best to make it up to our customers if something arises.

We use carrier based rates in all shipping that is provided through our website and our costs include insurance coverage as well as tracking to ensure that our customers are able to follow the status of their deliveries and ensure it arrives safely. If you are ordering from outside of Canada please note that we do not cover customs fees and this is solely up to the customer to do so. 

No refunds
No returns
No exchanges

To reduce waste in our store and because of the nature of our production fulfillment processes, Before Contact Clothing does not offer Refunds, Returns or Exchanges of any kind on any items offered for sale in our store.

It is the sole responsibility as the customer to use the sizing charts where applicable on our clothing products to verify the correct size before placing an order. No exchanges or returns are allowed for size differences and there are no exchanges, returns or refunds for buyer's remorse.

For any inquiries associated with orders please fill out the form on our Contact page and include your order number.