Highlight on Aboriginal Inspired Designers and Suppliers July 10 2015
At Bits of Australia we're focused on developing a strong competitive business that offers the best and biggest range of quality Australian made gifts and souvenirs. At the same time we want to help improve social and environmental conditions, by championing local artisans and Australian manufacturers and having a positive impact on the local supply chain.
This includes our support for Aboriginal art, artists and organisations whose purpose is to help bridge the gap of knowledge and understanding about the positive impact that Indigenous organisations, art and culture has on our country and economy.
We would like to take a moment this NAIDOC Week to highlight and profile these fantastic organisations, our suppliers and friends:
Founded by Sharon Winsor, an Ngemba Weilwan woman, Indigiearth employs local Aboriginal staff to help strengthen Aboriginal people and culture. Indigiearth offers authentic bush tucker catering, traditional Aboriginal performances and a range of Aboriginal gifts including a natural skincare range made from native ingredients like Kakadu plum, emu oil, lemon myrtle and wild berry. See our range of Indigiearth skincare products here.
An Australian owned company established in 1996 Alperstein Designs collaborates with Aboriginal artists and art centres around Australia to develop products that feature reproductions of original authentic artworks to support the Indigenous tourism industry. Royalties from these products directly benefit the artists and their community. See our range of Alperstein Design Australian Made products here.
Utopia Giftware Australia
In conjunction with Mbantua Aboriginal Art Gallery, Utopia offers a unique range of quality Australian gifts and souvenirs that use contemporary artworks by world-renowned Aboriginal artists in the Utopia Region, 250kms north-east of Alice Springs. In addition to the royalties paid to the artist, Utopia also pay royalties to the Mbantua Foundation. See our range of Utopia giftware here.
Simone Dennis Designs
Simone Dennis Designs is one of Australia’s most successful handmade jewellery businesses. Working predominantly with glass and pewter, the Bush Tucker collection has been created using paintings by the Central Desert artist Nampitjimpa (kuminjay). Each piece has been produced with permission from the artist and comes with an explanation of the artwork. See the Bush Tucker range from Simone Dennis here.
Don’t forget to support these inspiring organisations and receive a free Indigiearth travel kit (RRP $12.00) with all orders over $50 - offer ends midnight this Sunday 12 July.