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From kids clothing to stunning earrings: 26 Indigenous Lady Startups to buy from.

It's always a great time to show your support and become an ally for the Indigenous community (if you're not already). 

One way to do this is to get behind local Indigenous-owned businesses. So to help provide some handy inspiration, we've rounded up 26 Indigenous Lady Startups you can buy from any time of the year. 

And trust us when we say, many of these items are now in our own shopping carts!

From jewellery, homewares and swimwear brands, here's a bunch of businesses you should get behind in 2022.

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Yarli Creative @yarli_creative

Yarli Creative specialise in contemporary Aboriginal art, greeting cards, activewear and more.

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KYKOE @_kykoe

KYKOE have a range of hair scarves, hair clips, headbands and some seriously beautiful scrunchies.

Miimi & Jiinda @miimiandjiinda

Miimi & Jiinda is a First Nations brand by a mother and daughter creative duo. Their prints and canvases are absolute show-stoppers.

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Alkina Creations @alkinascreations

Alkina Edwards is a Black creator who has designed a shoe line 'Winyarr Collection' with nonprofit organisation Culture Is Life and Wittner shoes. The profits made go back into community programming through Culture Is Life.

K-Rae Designs @k.rae.designs 

For all your modern stationary needs, check out K-Rae Designs. They sell greeting cards, stickers, notepads, diaries as well as t-shirts. 

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Clothing The Gaps @clothingthegaps

For t-shirts, hats, face masks and more check out Clothing The Gaps, an Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise that unites people through fashion and cause.

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The Koorie Circle @thekooriecircle

The Koorie Circle sell stunning dangle and stud earrings.

Native Swimwear Australia @native_swimwear_australia

Native Swimwear Australia sells swimwear, activewear, and resort wear - all of which come in some incredible prints!

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Haus of Dizzy @hausofdizzy

Haus of Dizzy sell a range of colourful, unique and downright gorgeous jewellery, that have been worn by the likes of Drew Barrymore, Lauren Hill and Miranda Tapsell.

Listen: Kristy Dickinson, the creator of Haus of Dizzy, chats to Marlee Silva on the Tiddas 4 Tiddas podcast. Post continues after podcast.

The Grounded Rebel @thegroundedrebel 

The Grounded Rebel sell amulets, treatments and some very beautiful looking candles.

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Deadly Denim @deadly_denim_

Deadly Denim is an Aboriginal owned and sustainable fashion label, who sell a range of gorgeous pieces on their Etsy store. 

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Because of my Four @becauseofmyfour

Amanda Hinkelmann sells "contemporary Aboriginal art based on connection, country and experience". 

Dreamtime Aroha @dreamtime_aroha

Dreamtime Aroha is an Aboriginal-operated business that is the original home of the Aboriginal Jarjum Dolly which would make the perfect gift for a child.

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Liandra Swin @liandraswim

Liandra Swim sell a range of signature swimwear which are inspired by Aboriginal Australian culture. They're also an eco-conscious and ethically-minded brand, so big ticks all around. 

Bindigenous Designs @bindigenousdesigns

If you want to brighten up your bin, check out Bindigenous Designs' range of colourful bin stickers. 

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Minaku @minakusista

For handmade Aboriginal designed earrings, visit the Minaku store on Etsy.

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Nardurna @nardurna 

For original artwork, prints and more, check out Nardurna.

J Indigenous Designs @j_indigenous_designs 

J Indigenous Designs sell contemporary Indigenous designed activewear, including these fantastic sports bras.

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Aboriginal Art & Designs @aboriginalartanddesigns

This small business sells clocks, artworks, wooden painted letters, photo frames, cheeseboards and more.

Indii Swimwear @indii_swimwear 

Another swimwear store you should definitely have a look at is Indii Swimwear, which sell bikinis and one pieces inspired by the ocean and coastline. 

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Matakupaat Arts @matakupaatarts

Matakupaat Arts have a range of gorgeous prints, original artwork and framed canvas prints. 

Raechel Saunders @raechelsaunders

Raechel Saunders is a contemporary Aboriginal Artist that creates jewellery, homewares and prints.

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ARKIE the Label @arkiethelabel

ARKIE the Label is a 100 per cent Aboriginal owned textile and fine art label, which sells fine art prints on their website.

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Amber Days @amberdays_thelabel

If you've got little ones, have a look at Amber Days, an Aboriginal owned and designed children’s wear label inspired by the Australian bush, desert and sea.

Gammin Threads @gamminthreads 

Gammin Threads offer "deadly merch for mob and allies to rep" including t-shirts, bags and accessories.

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Wurrumay Collective @wurrumay_collective

As featured on Blak Business, Wurrumay Collective sells everything from artwork, candles, body butter and chopping boards. 

This article was first published on July 4, 2021, and was updated on March 17, 2022.

Feature Image: Instagram @amberdays_thelabel, @raechelsaunders, @alkinascreations, @thegroundedrebel, @aboriginalartanddesigns.

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