a fusion of australian art + denim

showcasing Indigenous and Non-Indigenous artists through art-on-the-move fashion

deadly

[ded-lee] – adjective

Not a traditional Aboriginal word, but adopted by modern Indigenous Australian culture, deadly means incredible/excellent/amazing

Deadly Denim works with Australian artists to create fashion with a socially conscious edge – recycled jackets, vests, and dresses upcycled with Australian art fabric panels

Deadly Denim shares Indigenous culture, stories, and connection through art. Launching in October 2018 and travelling around Australia for 12 months, this Aboriginal owned business is on the move

[ded-lee] – adjective

Not a traditional Aboriginal word, but adopted by modern Indigenous Australian culture, deadly means incredible/excellent/amazing

Deadly Denim works with Australian artists to create fashion with a socially conscious edge – recycled jackets, vests, and dresses upcycled with Australian art fabric panels

Deadly Denim shares Indigenous culture, stories, and connection through art. Launching in October 2018 and travelling around Australia for 12 months, this Aboriginal owned business is on the move

supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives

Deadly Denim’s profits go to keeping the tradition of over 40,000 years of birthing on country alive.

By focusing on the traditional owners of our land and the history of over 40,000 years of birthing on country, this project aims to inject funds into the Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Charitable Fund (RLIMCF) which supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to qualify and continue working as midwives.

Why? Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander mothers still suffer 3 times the mortality rate of non-Indigenous Australian mothers. Premature and low birthweight babies are double the rate when compared to non-Indigenous babies. 

Research has proven having an Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander midwife providing care improves birth outcomes for both mothers and babies.

We’re working to help RLIMCF support Indigenous student midwives to reach parity with non-Indigenous midwives. And to do that, we need 600 more Indigenous midwives to qualify in Australia. And to do that, we need you.

Deadly Denim’s profits go to keeping the tradition of over 40,000 years of birthing on country alive.

By focusing on the traditional owners of our land and the history of over 40,000 years of birthing on country, this project aims to inject funds into the Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Charitable Fund (RLIMCF) which supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to qualify and continue working as midwives.

Why? Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander mothers still suffer 3 times the mortality rate of non-Indigenous Australian mothers. Premature and low birthweight babies are double the rate when compared to non-Indigenous babies. 

Research has proven having an Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander midwife providing care improves birth outcomes for both mothers and babies.

We’re working to help RLIMCF support Indigenous student midwives to reach parity with non-Indigenous midwives. And to do that, we need 600 more Indigenous midwives to qualify in Australia.
And to do that, we need you.

we're on the road

Kaya to your whanau.
We’ve got ours on the move – travelling for 12 months all around Australia while promoting Deadly Denim and its chosen charity all while homeschooling and learning about our wide and beautiful land. 

Send us an email, but it might be a couple of days before you hear back from us.
In the meantime, become part of the Deadly Denim family by putting your email address in below – you’ll be first to know about upcoming events, sales, and we might even tell you a story or two about our travels.