Our Driving Force

NORTH exists as a vessel to celebrate, support and broaden the exposure of textile design by Indigenous artists living remotely on their country.
 
We work with remote community art centres to develop beautiful, high-quality products featuring fabric designed by remote Indigenous artists. This interaction nurtures growth and opportunity, both for the individual Indigenous artists as well as their communities.
 
Our products provide a valuable way for the broader Australian community to connect with the strength, craftsmanship and skill of the Indigenous artists with whom NORTH collaborates.
 

Honouring story

NORTH is dedicated to honouring the cultural importance and significance of storytelling through the means in which we communicate with our artists, customers and partners. Working in this way ensures that transaction of goods is never deprived of human connection and meaning.
 

Our Ethos

Respect for country
We are committed to producing sustainable products and minimising our environmental impact.

Respect for community
We work together with our artists and art centres to ensure story and design is shared with dignity, pride and self-determination.

Respect for artists
We are a proud member of the Indigenous Art Code of ethics - and ensure that transactions of art and money are conducted in a way that empowers artists.
 

As we grow

Our vision as a social enterprise is to;
  • Provide a high-quality offering to the international design market - establishing direct connections to community art centres where appropriate
  • Facilitate remote community projects that support development and innovation in textile design and production.
  • Operate as a financially responsible social business and grow in revenue and impact so we can broaden the exposure of Indigenous design in innovative ways.
  • Grow Indigenous engagement, employment and leadership within NORTH’s core team.
  • Establish an internship program for Indigenous young people to develop their skills in business, design & communications. 
We are a registered Not-For-Profit charity & proud member of the Indigenous Art Code - We are committed to conducting a viable enterprise that respects culture, land, language & self-determination.