Fashion

The Indigenous-owned fashion brands you need to know about

From luxury resortwear to beautiful accessories...
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: Models pose backstage ahead of the Ngali show during Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2023 at Carriageworks on May 17, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images for AAFW)

Discover the vibrant tapestry of Indigenous-owned fashion brands in Australia, where each purchase tells a story of culture, connection, and community resilience.

From sustainable fashion to intricate artworks and accessories, each brand reflects a deep commitment to preserving traditions and sharing Indigenous culture with the world. Join us as we celebrate these inspiring entrepreneurs and their contributions to a more inclusive and culturally diverse fashion marketplace.

Ngali, meaning “we” or “us” in several Aboriginal languages, is a mindful label dedicated to creating sustainable clothes that connect people with Country and one another. The brand’s garments are crafted with consideration and comfort in mind, showcasing Yindayamarra—fashion that is respectful, polite, and gentle to Country. Ngali’s pieces honour cross-country collaborations with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives.

Ngali is also part of our fashion marketplace, Shop with Women’s Weekly.

Ngumpie Weaving 

@ngumpie_weaving

Ngumpie Weaving, founded by Tegan Murdock, celebrates Barkindtji, Yorta Yorta, and Dhudaroah heritage through intricate jewellery and wall pieces. Based in Sydney, Tegan offers workshops—online and in-person—uniting community and sharing culture. Her brand, named after her grandmother’s affectionate nickname, aims to preserve Indigenous traditions, provide cultural exchange, and foster resilience.

Ngumpie Weaving is also part of our fashion marketplace, Shop with Women’s Weekly.

Liandra offers classic, reversible swim separates and luxury beachside clothing, perfect for eco-conscious beach lovers. Led by Yolngu woman Liandra Gaykamangu, this brand is known for its sustainable practices and stunning prints inspired by Aboriginal culture. Each piece is crafted with love and care, ensuring you’ll enjoy your precious Liandra items for years to come.

Clothing The Gaps

@clothingthegaps

Clothing The Gaps is a dynamic fashion label co-founded by Gunditjmara woman Laura Thompson and Sarah Sheridan. Known for its empowering slogan tees and commitment to advocating for Aboriginal communities, the brand employs a significant number of Indigenous people and has created over 9,000 hours of employment. The ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ tee is a must-have, showcasing Carla Scotto’s art and acknowledging 65,000 years of First Nation custodianship.

Haus of Dizzy

@hausofdizzy

Owned by Wiradjuri woman Kristy Dickinson, Haus of Dizzy creates empowering and bold jewellery pieces that fuse style and culture. Based in Melbourne, this brand is known for its striking designs made from mirrored acrylic, glitter, and dynamic patterns. Kristy’s pieces often highlight social, political, and environmental issues, making a statement while supporting Indigenous culture.

Jarin Street

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Jarin Street, founded by Wiradjuri woman Jarin Baigent, elevates your activewear game with leggings, crop tops, crew neck sweaters, and bike shorts showcasing stunning Aboriginal designs. The brand also offers yoga mats and towels, perfect for gifting. Jarin Street promotes cultural connection through art and well-being practices, honouring Aboriginal artists and businesses.

MAARA Collective

@maara.collective

Founded by Yuwaalaraay woman Julie Shaw, MAARA Collective showcases First Nations art and fashion through collaboration with Indigenous artists and artisans. The brand offers luxurious resort-wear with a refined bohemian aesthetic. MAARA (meaning ‘hands’ in Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay languages) celebrates cultural heritage and artistry, bringing unique and beautiful creations to the fashion world.

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