Empty Flag Tee
Empty Flag Tee
Empty Flag Tee
Empty Flag Tee
Empty Flag Tee
Empty Flag Tee
Free The Flag Clothing The Gap Tee
Empty Flag Tee
Empty Flag Tee
Empty Flag Tee
Empty Flag Tee

Empty Flag Tee

Regular price$37.00
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Did you know that the Aboriginal Flag is copyrighted? The Free The Flag campaign started when we received a cease and desist for celebrating the Aboriginal Flag on our products. We created Free The Flag merch to raise awareness about the current licensing agreements, encourage people to wear their values on their tee and Free The Flag. Wear this empty flag until the Aboriginal flag is freed. 

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- Unisex black AS Colour tee made from 100% cotton.

- Embroidered white flag outline on the front, 'Free The Flag' text embroidered on right sleeve and small Clothing The Gaps logo screen printed on the back of tee.

- Embroidered and screen printed on Wurundjeri Country in Melbourne.

This product is Ally Friendly.

Ally friendly merch is for everyone.

When we see non-Indigenous people wearing our designs, we feel proud that they are repping our merch and culture.

When we see Aboriginal designs in the world, it means Indigenous people are not invisible in the landscape.

But, purchasing from Aboriginal brands, businesses and wearing Indigenous designs alone is surface-level allyship. There needs to be more commitment than just buying from Aboriginal brands and businesses.

Wearing Aboriginal design is not dismantling a system that oppresses Indigenous people. Allies need to do more and learn more. Wearing our tees is a great starting point. We have equipped you with our merch and some of the educational content to go with them. We want you to go out in the world, have these important conversations and find ways to do more and support more.

Learn more.

The Empty Flag
Simple shapes and colours sewn together to become a sacred item and part of our collective identity.
It is the pride and passion of Aboriginal people that have created the value of this flag, not the artist. It is a true flag of the people.
Unless the flag is freed it will continue to lose this value and meaning, it will be an empty flag.

Clothing the Gaps is leading the #FreeTheFlag Campaign, we have been doing so since June 2019, when we received a cease and desist from WAM Clothing for producing some merchandise celebrating the Aboriginal flag. We started a petition called #PrideNotProfit and we have been campaigning to Free The Flag ever since.

See. Sign. Share our petition.

The Aboriginal flag is a symbol that has united all the Aboriginal nations. The flag represented the struggle and resistance movement, now it feels like a struggle to use it. 

Rock one of these tees to help raise awareness of the Aboriginal Flag copyright issue, start a conversation and take your stance. Read more about the Free The Flag Journey.


See our range of other Free The Flag conversation starter merch including: socks, caps, tote bags, pop sockets and stickers.



Taneisha is wearing a 2XL. Koolyn is wearing a 2XL.

Machine wash. Do not bleach. Hang in shade.

We aim to ship between X-Y days.

Our goal is for you to love what you have purchased.

If for any reason you aren’t 100% happy with your online order, we are more than happy to offer an exchange, store credit or refund with following conditions:

Your return is within 14 days from the day you receive your item.Full refunds are only available for faulty items. Store Credit with no expiry date is issued for returns for change of mind.Exchanges are subject to stock availability, we promise to always do our best for you to get what you're after.You will be responsible for any postage fees for exchanges. Clothing The Gaps has the right to assess the age and condition of returned merchandise that has been purchased prior to processing a refund or exchange. Although you may try on an item, all return products must be in new and unused condition.Please complete the returns form below and include it with your items. All returns and exchanges to be delivered to: Clothing The Gaps Returns, PO Box 5085, Brunswick North, Wurundjeri Country, Victoria, Australia.

When will my refund or exchange be processed?

As soon as your return is received and processed, you will receive a confirmation email from us to let you know your refund has been issued.Please allow up to 10 days for your exchange and/or return to be processed and for your refund to appear in your account. 

We will always do our best to process all returns as soon as possible. If you have posted your return but haven’t heard back, please feel free to contact us and we will look into this for you.

Returns and Exchange Form

Click Here to download our Returns and Exchange form to complete exchange or refund.


Face Coverings

For hygiene reasons, we cannot provide returns or exchanges on face coverings. All sales are final.

Learn more about Free The Flag

Did you know that the Aboriginal Flag is copyrighted?

Well it is, and we have been served a 'Cease and Desist' notice from WAM Clothing for celebrating the Aboriginal Flag on our 'Clothing the Gaps' products we were given 3 working days to sell all our flag stock. Otherwise, we faced legal action.

Find out more about the journey here. 

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