10 Local Indigenous Businesses To Support For NAIDOC Week
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2020 National NAIDOC social media image used with permission from Naidoc.org.au
What is NAIDOC Week?
According to their website, NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to 'the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians'.
What is it for?
NAIDOC Week is a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You can find out more here.
How can I get involved?
Head on over to the NAIDOC website for plenty of information on the history of NAIDOC, and the many celebrations and various events around the country!
I can't get to an event, what can I do to show support?
How about supporting some local Indigenous businesses? While everyone else goes crazy for Singles Day and Click Frenzy, show your support during NAIDOC Week for some of our favs below:
Source: Haus of Dizzy
Guys. These are literally the coolest earrings ever!! I got a pair with SO FETCH and legit can't wait to rock them this summer. Haus of Dizzy features handmade jewellery and accessories made by Kristy Dickinson, a 'proud Wiradjuri woman'. Get around her cool af pieces here.
Source: Gammin Threads
Gammin Threads is a range of 'deadly chillwear' and accessories created by Tahnee, a proud descendant of the Yorta Yorta, Taungurung, 'paying respect and empowering women'. Ygg! Shop the look here.
Source: Liandra Swim
Gosh these are beautiful! Liandra Swim 'fuses Aboriginal Australian Culture with on-trend premium designer swimwear'. According to their website, 'the brand's founder and designer, Liandra Gaykamangu, is a Yolngu woman from North-East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory Australia.' Plus, they let you shop separates. Praise be! Shop here.
Source: Bábbarra Women’s Centre
Run by women, Bábbarra Women’s Centre 'enables local women to develop and run women-centred enterprises that support healthy and sustainable livelihoods.' Their local artists and designers create books, screen prints, tea towels, clothing and more. Get around it, KK's are a coming!
Source: Native Swimwear Australia
According to their website, Native Swimwear Australia is 'a 100% Aboriginally owned and operated company, the first Aboriginal fashion label in history to showcase at New York Fashion Week.' Wowza! With a range of stunning Earth prints across swimwear and resort wear, all you need to do now is click 'add to cart.'
Source: Faebella Activewear
Sick of looking the same as everyone else on the activewear circuit? Why not get some that supports a loal artist while still looking baller? The founder of Faebella has heritage from
Gurang Gurang (Rainforest People), Deibau clan (from the Torres Strait Islands) & Wuthathi (Shelbourne Bay). Get your lycra on here.
Source: Kakadu Tiny Tots
Omg guys so cute!! Kakadu Tiny Tots is 'a wholly Australian owned company that creates authentic Aboriginal clothing, accessories and artwork'. With the head designer having origins as a highly respected traditional owner of Kakadu National Park, all the designs are made in remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory of Australia. Also, in your 30s? Featuring sweet baby clothing, accessories, products and presents, this is your next stop for that baby shower you have every Saturday for the next five years. Just bookmark it.
Source: Walkabout Clothing
Ooh, I love the prints here! Featuring swimwear, clothing and heritage-inspired surfboard designs, Walkabout Clothing is a '100% Indigenous owned business and only uses the highest quality' that works with Indigenous artists form all over Australia. Have a look at some of their designs here.
Source: Rachael Sarra
Rachael Sarra is an Aboriginal artist from Goreng Goreng Country. Featuring a range of original prints, wrapping paper and other designs, make Rachael's work the talking point for your home here.
Brb, buying these right now. Bundarra started as a joint venture between an Indigenous descendent and Regal Sportswear. A percentage of every Bundarra sale goes back to The MaraWay to support their important community work. Featuring a wide range of clothing and accessories for men, women and children, there's something for everyone at Bundarra. Have a browse here.
Did we miss one? We would love to support further communities and Indigenous artists, so please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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