NORTH acknowledges that our business activities take place on Aboriginal land. We are committed to conducting a viable enterprise that respects culture, land, language and self-determination.
Aboriginal culture has ancient heritage and today it thrives and has evolved to incorporate new ways of sharing story. As such, screen-printing and other textile practice signifies a new medium to share story and a new space for artists to develop creatively.
NORTH exists as a vessel to celebrate, support and broaden the exposure of textile design by Indigenous artists living remotely on their country.
Working together with top end art centres and Australian craftspeople, we are dedicated to honouring the cultural importance and significance of storytelling through the means in which we communicate with our artists, customers and partners. Working in this way ensures that transaction of goods is never deprived of human connection and meaning.
NORTH’s goal is to be a profitable business with a deep social impact aim promoting Indigenous engagement, employment and self sufficiency. Since its inception in December 2015, we have created and produced five collections comprising cushions, lifestyle goods, commercial upholstery fabrics and silk sleepwear. We have also laid the groundwork for a silk fashion collaboration.