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Best Indigenous-Owned Brands: Your Gifting Guide

Looking for a gift with purpose? The best Indigenous-owned brands in Australia have an awesome range of products that will take your gifting to the next level.

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Had your fill of the same old shopping routine with fast fashion and international conglomerates? Let's mix it up and give a nod to our homegrown heroes.

Unearth some of the best Indigenous-owned brands in Australia. They may not be shouting from the rooftops, but they're quietly changing the game, bringing you unique products while giving back to their communities.

These Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned businesses bring a refreshing twist to your shopping experience, where every purchase carries a story, a connection, and a sense of purpose.

Liandra Swimwear

Liandra Swim

The classic, reversible swim separates and gorgeous luxury beach-side clothing by Liandra will become a go-to staple for any eco-conscious beach babe.

Crafted with love and care, what makes this swimwear truly special is the reversible feature, showcasing captivating prints inspired by Aboriginal Australian culture.

Liandra Swimwear, led by Yolngu woman Liandra Gaykamangu, is all about sustainable luxury, creating quality pieces while being kind to the land on which we live. It's swimwear with heart and soul that you'll love for a long time.

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Crystal Barbie Heart Earrings, Haus of Dizzy

Haus of Dizzy's Crystal Barbie Heart Earrings fuse style and culture, in turn redefining your accessory game.

Owned by Wiradjuri woman Kristy Dickinson, this Melbourne-based studio creates empowering jewellery, offering a unique take on the Indigenous pride collection.

Through mirrored acrylic, glitter, and dynamic patterns, Kristy's pieces bring social, political, and environmental issues to the forefront. Haus of Dizzy's striking designs have been worn by celebs like Drew Barrymore, making a statement while supporting Indigenous culture.

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Emro Designs

Sit in the Sun, Emro Designs

Heading to the beach? Be sure to carry the Sit in the Sun picnic rug by Emro Designs with you, featuring a breathtaking design from Bidjara artist Sheri Skele.

Measuring a generous 2m by 1.5m, these rugs are not just visually striking but also practical, with double-sided prints, UV protection, water resistance, and a handy leather carry handle.

Founded in 2020 by Minjungbal woman Emma Rolls, Emro Designs is all about bringing authentic First Nations resources into homes, offices, and schools, allowing you to connect with rich cultural stories.

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'Always Was, Always Will Be' Tee

The 'Always Was, Always Will Be' Tee by Clothing The Gaps is a wardrobe essential, showcasing Carla Scotto's art and acknowledging 65,000 years of First Nation custodianship.

This dynamic Australian fashion label—co-founded by Laura Thompson, a Gunditjmara woman and Sarah Sheridan—was named Business of the Year at the 2020 Dreamtime Awards.

Beyond fashion, they're a force for unity, advocating for Aboriginal communities, employing 81% mob, and creating over 9000 hours of employment in 2020 to 2021.

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Bush Medijina

Sleep Well Gift Bag, Bush Medijina

For a thoughtful gift that brings tranquillity to bedtime routines, look no further than the Sleep Well Gift Bag by Bush Medijina, a brand led by strong Indigenous women.

This unique set includes a Sleep Balm, featuring calming lavender oil, the Mamarra Soapa crafted from Small Leaved Paperbark leaves, and a Lip Balm tube made from beeswax and Broad Leaved Wattle extract infused with organic essential oils.

Their products, handcrafted in shipping containers in Angurugu on a remote island in the Northern Territory, reflect their deep connection to the land and their ancestors.

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My Healing Paradise Designer Clutch Purse, Mulganai

This purse is a sleek, practical companion, crafted with a convenient loop handle, while the Saffiano patterned vegan leather adds a touch of luxury to any outfit.

Created by Emma Hollingsworth, a Kaanju, Kuku Ya’u and Girramay artist, her work is an amalgamation of her heritage and vibrant modern flair, telling a unique story of Indigenous youth growing up in today's world.

Her stunning artwork is available to purchase in many forms - all perfect for gifting - including phone cases, swimwear and original canvas pieces.

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Wild Rosella Tea

Wild Rosella Tea Loose Leaf Tea from Indigiearth

Wild Rosella Tea, inspired by the vibrant hibiscus family flower, packs a punch with its high antioxidant content. A source of Vitamin C, it's more than just a cuppa; it's an homage to Australia's rich culture.

Founded by Ngemba Weilwan woman Sharon Winsor from Western NSW, Indigiearth is all about ethical sourcing and sharing Indigenous heritage through native Australian foods.

Sharon's childhood adventures with bush fruits and yabbies come full circle in these authentic, sustainably harvested products, blending tradition with modern expertise within the aboriginal-owned and led business.

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Jarin Street

Activewear from Jarin Street

You’ll want to live in the leggings, crop tops, crew neck sweaters and bike shorts from Jarin Street, all showcasing stunning Aboriginal designs in style.

Jarin Street is your ticket to elevating your activewear game and deepening your commitment to supporting and honouring Aboriginal artists and businesses, plus, the range of yoga mats and towels are perfect for gifting, too.

Founded by Jarin Baigent, a Wiradjuri woman, the brand paves the way for cultural connection through art and well-being practices.

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