The First Nations brands that are revolutionising the Australian fashion landscape

First Nations fashion is enriched by its connection to culture, Country and language.

By Faye Couros
First Nations fashion designers are some of the most innovative, connected and culturally invigorated creators in our artisan community.
In observation of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week, which celebrates our First Nations people's rich history, achievements, and culture, become acquainted with some of the community's most textually and aesthetically inspiring fashion labels.
The 2021 theme is Heal Country, which responds to last year's devastating bush fires and acknowledges the need for more protection of our waters, lands, and sacred sites.
The Celebrating NAIDOC Week website explains how integral country is to First Nations people because "Country is more than a place and inherit to our Identity."
It is a place that is spoken "about like a person, sustaining our lives in every aspect – spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally."
These values and this year's theme are intrinsically connected to First Nations' fashion brands because they are rooted in sustainable practices, cultural celebration, and social consciousness.
In celebration of First Nations' influence and achievements in fashion and textiles, here are eight outstanding designers to follow.
We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the country this story is published on.