NAIDOC WEEK 2022 - WA's Indigenous Entrepreneurs
In honour of NAIDOC Week, Venture shines a light on some of the incredible Indigenous Entrepreneurs right here in WA.
Deadly Denim was founded in 2018 by Rebecca Rickard, a Whadjuk woman from the Nyungar nation living and working on country in Perth W.A. The label sources denim from local op shops which is then decorated with a unique design by a Deadly Denim artist using screen printing or digital techniques. Sustainability is a key pillar of the organisation, championing a strong connection to and care for country.
Shop the label HERE.
Tied To Culture
Founded in 2018, Isaiah, Liam and Dontay create eye catching ties inspired by Indigenous designs made to stand out in the crowd. The idea for the brand sprung from the boy’s desire to wear a decent yet unique tie to their school dinner dance. Each tie’s design is influenced by the places, colours and stories passed down that are special to them.
Shop the ties HERE.
DreamSpark was founded in 2019 by Leslie Delaforce, current Head of Indigenous Entrepreneurship at Minderoo Foundation. The organisation provides services which boost entrepreneurship and accelerate innovation. Les is a proud Gumbaynggirr man. In 2017 he was featured in the Westpac 200 Businesses of Tomorrow out of 3000 businesses in Australia. He is also the winner of the 2020 40Under40 award.
Learn more about DreamSpark and Les’ fabulous work HERE.
Launched in 2019, this 100% Indigenous owned and managed not-for-profit works to improve tech literacy among Indigenous communities through the provision of tech solutions to residents and businesses in the Kimberley.
Learn more HERE.
Benang is an Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance Services provider offering construction, maintenance and operational services. Benang means “Tomorrow” in Noongar and inspires the company’s forward thinking approach to provide value to customers and communities today, for a better tomorrow.
Learn more HERE.