Clothing The Gaps is a fresh and dynamic fashion label managed by health professionals that celebrates Aboriginal people and culture.
Based on Wurundjeri Country in Melbourne, Clothing The Gaps produces merch with a message and encourage people to wear their values on their tee with the aim to unite non-Indigenous and Aboriginal people through fashion and causes.
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 make their pieces with mob in their hearts and everyone in mind And label their pieces ‘Ally Friendly’ or ‘Mob Only’ to guide peoples purchasing process.
Clothing The Gaps is a Victorian Aboriginal social enterprise, co-founded by Laura Thompson (Gunditjmara) and Sarah Sheridan (non-Indigenous).
As a social enterprise the brand is profit for purpose and uses business as a vehicle to self-determine futures by being a hub of Aboriginal employment in Melbourne and supporting the impactful work of the Clothing The Gaps Foundation.
Clothing The Gaps is proud to be certified as a Victorian Aboriginal business with Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Victoria and certified as an Aboriginal business with Supply Nation.
The brand is the first Aboriginal business to hold Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation and are registered with Social Traders with a B Corp certification process underway.
As a social enterprise, Clothing The Gaps is proudly reinvesting in meaningful impact through being a hub of Aboriginal employment and supporting the work of the Clothing The Gaps Foundation . The Foundation is an independent Aboriginal-led not for profit, driven by public health practitioners.
The Clothing The Gaps Foundation exists to get Aboriginal people moving so that years are added to Aboriginal peoples’ lives. One of the major fundraising activities are the virtual run / walks that are held during NAIDOC Week. So far there have been four events with over 20,000 people participating. In the 2021 Heal Country event Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation increased to 40% through the innovative #MobRunThis Community tool kit.
Your tee is part of a movement that creates movement!