Sasha Kutabah Sarago, is a proud Wadjanbarra Yidinji, Jirrbal and African-American woman.
Sasha's country spans from Atherton Tablelands, Daintree right down to Tully - known as the Bama (Rainforest People) of Far North Queensland. Sasha is also the Editor and Founder of Ascension Magazine (Media).
Sasha is a creative soul, who has always been passionate about fashion. She decided to launch a line of apparel to celebrate her love of culture, share Indigenous history with others, and create awareness of the importance of buying blak.
Balgarra Designs is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated, by Joanne Cassady. The word Balgarra comes from the Wiradjuri language which means: 'To Emit Sparks', Joanne chose the word Balgarra because of what the word represents. To emit sparks, the beginning of something new, to ignite a fire. Through the symbolic meaning Joanne hopes to ignite a fire of understanding, education, cultural awareness and unification through her art to the world.
100% Aboriginal owned, by Clarence Bruinsma (Yaegl) and Adam Byrne (Garigal/Gadigal).
Bush to Bowl aims to create spaces where families and community members can engage with Australia's native plants and traditional Aboriginal knowledge and culture.
Bush to bowl was created as a way of giving back to culture and to country. Clarence and Adam believe strongly about protecting both these spaces now and in the future.
Delise Freeman is founder of Deadly Del Designs. She is a proud Aboriginal woman from Goulburn NSW (Wiradjuri). She started painting only a little over two and a half years ago. She started designing and painting round and rectangle cheese boards, wooden spoons and keyrings. Delise has now added to her collection by painting, wooden bowls - large and small, canisters and serving platters; mostly wooden.
Double Bridge Farm
Hand made products by Indigenous women's sewing group. Products include: headbands, scrunchies, soap pouches, cushion covers, bags - various sizes and styles, tablecloths, baby quilts, table runners and much more.
Fraser and Felt is an Aboriginal-owned and family-run, small business operating on Darkinjung Country (Central Coast NSW). Fraser and Felt creates beautiful wool, felt decor for all areas of the home or workplace.
Whether it is decorating a baby nursery, child's room or living space - Fraser and Felt products are the perfect addition. Fraser and Felt is owned by Katie and is named after her little boy, Fraser. Katie is a descendant of the Awabakal people but has done all of her growing and learning on Darkinjung Country.
Fraser and Felt's felt is natural, renewable, biodegradable and free of plastic. They have sourced their felt from a Nepalese family run business in Australia that works to empower women in Nepal by creating job opportunities for them. They are committed to fair trade.
Jarin Street began as a passion to protect and highlight artists and Aboriginal designs in the fashion industry. It was also born out of wanting to create a pathway for all people to connect to Aboriginal artists and story through well-being, in a way that was respectful and appropriately honours Aboriginal culture. Jarin Street aims to provide ongoing ethical and sustainable support to the artists who contribute their work.
Jordan Ardler is the manager, La Perouse Youth Haven and a freelance graphic designer
She graduated with a Bachelor of Design (Hons) from the University of New South Wales Australia Art and Design in 2016. She majored in both graphic and spatial design.
Jordan is the artist and creator of our feature artwork for Fire Stories.
KARI Foundationis an Aboriginal not-for-profit with pillars of culture, education, sport and healthy lifestyle, Aboriginal business and employment, capacity building and excellence. KARI Ltd. is the largest Aboriginal foster care provider in Australia.
'Ngumpie' in Barkindtji means 'Beautiful' - this is what Tegan Murdock's Nanna used to call her when she was younger.
Tegan knew her business name, Ngumpie Weaving, had to be this - Ngumpie (Pronounced Numbpie). Tegan's mum taught her to weave several years ago. She started weaving earrings and then kept creating new pieces as the inspiration came to her. Tegan now creates jewellery and wall pieces as well as teaches others to weave in face to face and online workshops, school visits and corporate staff development days.
Tara is a proud Wiradjuri woman and the owner of Ngurrbul Baadhin Clothing. She was fortunate enough to be raised by her Nan and she really wanted to create something which celebrates the love and the gratitude she has for being raised by a strong, black woman.
The Unexpected Guest are firm believers in doing what you absolutely love. That's why they started creating extraordinary breakfast products. They also like doing business with people who are equally as passionate about what they do.
The Unexpected Guest are committed to creating sensational products, supporting small businesses, organic and fair-trade practices and having a great time doing it.
Tricksta the Barista is a local Indigenous barista in Sydney's South serving up hot coffee and food from his van. Tricksta embraces his Aboriginal culture on his daily runs and shares his story with the community.