Well August blew in quick, didn't it! This month is part of Gurrulwa Guligi season (Larrakia country) and as we look forward to a new month, it reminded me of this old revolutionary song: Winds of Change by the Scorpions.
As well as some magic moments as the song describes, there are a lot of changes in the wind for us as we continue to grow our dreams. Our Each One, Teach One mentoring program has been a great opportunity for a two way learning exchange as we work on our goal to grow career pathways for young Indigenous women. If you are visiting our shopfronts, please take the time to chat to our team members and find out more about their journey and what they love about Starwin, they are inspiring lots of changes in how we go about our business!
In August we welcome new Indigenous female led enterprises and local mumpreneurs to our supply team too - as we continue on our mission to grow a Made with Kindness Economy. Our spotlight for August is on wellbeing and you will be delighted with the addition of Jarin Street yoga mats and towels who lead the way (see below). Our Darwin shopfront also gets some handmade creations by Mumpreneur Sam, providing us with beautiful natural soaps and gift packs by Tropical Low. Find out more about her journey into enterprise here.
A new collaboration with Jedess Hudson and her supplier Bunabiri has our Port Douglas shopfront filled with colourful designs! Jedess is a artist from Ewamian and Western Yalanji people of tropical north Queensland and also the designer of the wallpaper featured in our shopfront. Check out our collection by Jedess here and shop to support career pathways for Indigenous women in enterprise.
To top this off, with so many of you wanting opportunities to connect with culture, we are proudly providing innovative community events to make this happen. Check out our events for August including the "Going to the Footy" book launch and cultural experience and weaving workshops at both Port Douglas, with Delissa Walker & in Darwin with Rachel Baker.
If you are visiting the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and other events throughout the festival please take the time to drop by and say hi to some of our supply team who will be featured at the fair including Bima Wear, Wajijapi Womens Centre, Babbarra Designs and more. We look forward to seeing you all there & are especially happy to being able to help celebrate Bima Wear's 50th anniversary! Find out more about their amazing history here.
The winds of August promise lots of magical moments ~ we are proud to be able to collaborate with so many emerging artists and creators and thank you for being loyal and supportive customers and enabling us to grow. Your kindness matters.
Here's to another fabulous month of creating community change ~ happy August everyone.
With kindness, Karina, Mumpreneur, leading the way for Team Starwin x