How Indigenous communities use design for equality
8 Mar 2022
How Indigenous communities use design for equality

As Indigenous communities push for greater inclusivity and representation Down Under, fashion is becoming an important space in which to establish new narratives rooted in heritage. How can brands help boost the cultural visibility of First Nations Australians without engaging in mere symbolism?

Medika Bonney

Medika Bonney is a proud Gunditjmara, Gunnai, Narrunga, Wemba Wemba woman and impacter at Clothing the Gaps Foundation, an independent Aboriginal-led non-profit run by public health practitioners. Part of its work is running a fresh and dynamic fashion label called Clothing the Gaps.

Cheryl Creed

Cheryl Creed is a proud Aboriginal woman, a direct descendant of the Gunggari, Pitta-Pitta, Bindal, and Quandamooka People. She is also the founder and creative director of luxe fashion brand Murrii Quu Couture.

Mariam Gabaji

Mariam Gabaji is a tech and utilities expert at Finder with over 12 years of experience in print and digital media. Since joining Finder, Mariam has developed a particular interest in personal finance trends and insights. Her expertise is often featured in media, including ABC News, Yahoo Finance, 9News, 7News, A Current Affair, The Guardian, SBS, and Money Magazine. Outside of work, you’ll find her curled up on the sofa reading or scrolling through BookTok for her next read.