Melbourne Central and Clothing The Gaps Team Up Again for NAIDOC Week Celebration

Melbourne Central and Clothing The Gaps Team Up Again for NAIDOC Week Celebration

Melbourne Central and Aboriginal social enterprise Clothing The Gaps have joined forces once more to celebrate NAIDOC Week. This year’s collaboration aligns with the national theme, “Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.” Melbourne Central and Clothing The Gaps Team Up Again for NAIDOC Week Celebration

A Visually Stunning Celebration of Indigenous Culture

Melbourne Central and Clothing The Gaps Team Up Again for NAIDOC Week Celebration

The iconic Melbourne Central Shot Tower will be illuminated with custom artwork designed by Clothing The Gaps, reflecting their 2024 NAIDOC collection. This collection celebrates Indigenous identity and serves as a powerful reminder of the enduring strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Quotes Highlighting Partnership and Significance

Melbourne Central and Clothing The Gaps Team Up Again for NAIDOC Week Celebration

Gunditjmara woman Laura Thompson, Clothing the Gaps co-founder and CEO, expresses her delight at the growing collaboration: “Seeing our relationship with Melbourne Central grow to a take-over of the Shot Tower has been fantastic… We love seeing whole of community recognise NAIDOC week.”

Melbourne Central’s senior marketing manager, Sara Aiezza, echoes the sentiment, emphasizing their commitment as an ally: “We are proud to be an ally and show our continued support of First Nations Communities and businesses like Clothing The Gaps.”

A Week-Long Pop-Up Shop and Launch Event

To mark the occasion, an exclusive NAIDOC Week pop-up shop from Clothing The Gaps will be open on Level 1 outside Sephora, from July 5th to 14th. The pop-up’s launch was celebrated with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, a DJ performance, and refreshments.

Clothing The Gaps: A Leader in First Nations Fashion

Clothing The Gaps strives to create meaningful messages through fashion. Their aim is to unite people and inspire social change, making them a prominent voice in the First Nations fashion scene.

NAIDOC Week: A Time for Advocacy and Support

This partnership highlights the fashion industry’s growing commitment to supporting First Nations brands and businesses throughout the year, not just during NAIDOC Week.

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Source:  https://nit.com.au/09-07-2024/12407/melbourne-central-collaborates-with-clothing-the-gaps-to-celebrate-naidoc-week

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