Winter is only a few days away which means: NAIDOC campaigning and preparation, trans-seasonal dressing and accessories as we head from autumn into winter and stocking up your fave kids clothing to keep even the littlies warm!
FIRST UP: Our fave autumn/winter accessories
Our best-selling frank green cups and bottles make for the perfect winter morning pal - take your tea or coffee on the road in style with our Always Was, Always Will be reusable cups and bottles.
Cozy up on the couch with our Always Was Cushions (the first of their kind!) - a meaningful touch to your lounge and yet another way to spark important conversations with mates, loved ones and everyone in between.
Onto NAIDOC Week 2022 - did you know you can now shop NAIDOC22 merch online and in-store? Some words from our Co-Founder and CEO below, and you can check out the full collection here.
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a long and proud history of getting up, standing up and showing up to fight for their rights.
The 2022 NAIDOC theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ is a call to action for a genuine commitment from all Australians to do more to make our country better for First Nations peoples.
The movement to #FreeTheFlag and the actions so many people took, from signing petitions, writing to their local MP and donating money and time, is a great example of allyship in action. When our non-Indigenous community support Aboriginal Community causes, we can create equity and social justice."
- Laura Thompson (Gunditjmara)
Clothing The Gaps Co-Founder & CEO
We’ve all noticed the shift in weather - autumnal days leading into winter mean the cooler weather is well and truly upon us. This means you can layer up on our long sleeve tees and sweaters, but also our much-loved accessories - cozy beanies, scarves and socks. Not only will these pieces keep you warm, but they’re also a bold reminder to spark important conversations with your friends, family and peers.
Last but definitely not least - we wanted to shine a light on our favourite Aboriginal kids clothing pieces.
You may have seen some before but if not, prepare for some major cuteness.
We LOVE that people of all ages can wear our Ally Friendly and Mob Only pieces, big and small! Our Aboriginal kids clothing collection features our core designs - such as our Always Was, Always Will Be Tee, our First Nations Flag Tee, and our latest - the NAIDOC22 Stand up! Tee.
Our merch is not just designed for adults to spark important conversations - our merch is designed to educate generations far and wide about the true history of this country. As an example, when you wear 'Always Was Always Will Be', you're recognising that First Nation people have occupied and cared for this country for more than 65,000 years. We are proud and grateful to have Carla Scotto's artwork feature in this collection.
Here are some fave snaps (we did warn you about the cuteness!)