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Seven Indigenous, women-owned businesses to support during NAIDOC week (and every other week)

Seven Indigenous, women-owned businesses to support during NAIDOC week (and every other week)

Be warned: you’ll be adding lots to cart.

BY Abby Ballard, 4 min READ
 

“We are the original entrepreneurs and business owners…”

Those are the proud words of Indigenous business leaders, Sharon Kinchela and Chris Figg, shared during NAIDOC week last year.

Over 65,000 years, their ancestors have passed down skills and knowledge that have embedded themselves and their voice in our modern world. From the medical industry to agricultural solutions, Indigenous Australians have been the architects of business across the world.

In celebration of NAIDOC Week, we’ve curated some of our favourite (trust us, there are more!) Indigenous, women-owned businesses you can start shopping from right now.

Haus of Dizzy

We already have collections of Haus of Dizzy earrings and never fail to have someone ask where they’re from. Founded by Kristy Dickinson (a.k.a. The Queen of Bling), she handcrafts bold earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pins.

You’ll also be in good company wearing Haus of Dizzy, with Drew Barrymore having hers custom-made and Australian actress Miranda Tapsell regularly showing them off.

 

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Indigiearth

Founded by Sharon Winsor, a Ngemba Weilwan woman, Indigiearth is one of Australia’s leading businesses, and for good reason. After Sharon started her first business in 1996, Indigiearth has evolved and in 2013, she won NSW Business Leader of the Year (also the first Aboriginal recipient).

Indigiearth now offers a wild collection of delicious foods (you should try their chutneys!), as well as skincare and candles.

Faebella

You might have heard of Alisha Geary after she made headlines launching Faebella in 2016. Still in university at the time, Alisha’s light bulb moment struck when she was touring people through her university presenting their collection of Indigenous Australian art.

From there Faebella was born, incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork into activewear.

 

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Juddarnje

Creating only natural and safe skincare products, Juddarnje harnesses the knowledge of First Australians and nature’s finest ingredients.

Started by the Slockee family from the Bundjalung community making soaps, they now offer balms, lotions, moisturisers, plus a full collection for babies. Plus, all shipping is free over $75…so keep adding to cart!

 

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Chaboo

It all started with a trip to IKEA and Founder of Chaboo, Casey Coolwell, realised she wanted to bring something different to her homewares.

Casey designs and hand paints all her products, with her partner, Roy (also a painter) placing the finishing touches. They have also expanded to provide commissioned art, mural art, and graphic design.

Game Enough

All about bringing Australian bush foods and flavours of our ancient past into the present day, Game Enough highlights some of Australia’s most delicious native foods.

If you’re based in South-East Queensland they’re renowned for their catering, but for those around the rest of the country, jump on their delicious hampers.

Gammin Threads

Gammin Threads was created for people who “believe in living colourfully, paying respect and empowering women” (and wearing cool clothes at the same time).

We love the designs from Founder Tahnee, weaving her love of language, typography and black pride into her products.

 

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Liked this? Then you might want to read this: ā€˜I am a Barkindji woman with 60,000 years of knowledge in my DNA. How could I fail?ā€™

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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