Clothing The Gaps is a Victorian Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise. We are a fresh and dynamic fashion label managed by health professionals that celebrates Aboriginal people and culture.
We produce merch with a meaning and encourage people to wear their values on their tee.
Clothing The Gaps is a play on the words "Closing the Gap", which is an Australian Government health initiative to help close the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal people and non-Indigenous Australians. Clothing The Gaps unites non-Indigenous and Aboriginal people through fashion and causes, one of which is to help Close the Gap.
Clothing The Gaps is proud to be registered as a Victorian Aboriginal business with Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria and Supply Nation. We hold an Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation and we are currently undergoing a registration process with Social Traders and B Corporation Australia.
At the heart of Clothing The Gaps is the purpose to influence social change that promotes equity so that Aboriginal people feel seen and heard. Our drive is to add years to Aboriginal peoples lives.
We use our brand and platform to campaign, educate and elevate Aboriginal peoples voices and causes.
As a social enterprise, we use business as a vehicle to fund and support the work of Clothing The Gaps Foundation (formally Spark Health), to move away from traditional funding models.
At the heart of Clothing The Gaps lie the values of elevating, educating, advocating and motivating people for positive social change.
We put these values in to action by creating platforms and spaces to:
Elevate, represent and promote Aboriginal voices and excellence to further enable Aboriginal people to celebrate their identity and visibility in the world.
Educate and start conversations with the wider Australian population about causes or issues affecting Aboriginal Australia. To promote reconciliation and welcome non-Indigenous people to learn about, celebrate and support Aboriginal Australia.
Motivate people and activate Aboriginal Communities to make positive lifestyle choices and be healthier in their mind, body and spirit. To motivate people to take action and use their own voice for social change.
Advocate and campaign for social change on issues impacting on Aboriginal people and their Communities.
Clothing The Gaps unites people through fashion and cause to promote equity so that Aboriginal people feel seen and heard along with supporting the Clothing The Gaps Foundation (formally Spark Health).
Our impact is centered around increasing Aboriginal physical activity through participation in our virtual run, walk events and to support staff on the ground to best engage their own Aboriginal Community to get involved.
Clothing The Gaps is committed to delivering two virtual events a year to enable more people to be active and 'Wellah Together' physically, mentally and spiritually.
So far we've motivated over 10,000 people to get active with our virtual events, with 20% participation being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We can't wait to share more of this with you as we grow. Thank you for walking alongside us to make all of this possible by getting behind Clothing The Gaps!