Connecting People To Aboriginal Culture
Through Artwork On Denim

…and this is (a bit) of our story!

About Deadly Denim

Deadly Denim was founded by Rebecca Rickard a Ballardong, Whadjuk woman from the Nyungar nation living and working on country Perth W.A. 

Deadly Denim is a business with a social impact, aiming to be as sustainable as possible. Fashion comes with an environmental impact, with the fashion industry identified as the second largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry. With the environmental damage increasing as the industry grows. 

Deadly Denim uses recycled jackets and offers customisation were we sew your choice of textile onto your own jacket.

Through the warmer months we have a range of recycled denim skirts, dresses, vests and short sleeve shirts showcasing Indigenous artists and their designs. Deadly Denim also has a popular range of Tote/shopping bags made from recycled jeans and a panel from our textile collection. 

All of the smaller scraps of these stunning textiles are donated to a local sewing group in a local women’s correction facility. Where a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women learn to sew and create amazing storybook animals for a children’s program. 

We are also great full for the kind donations from Publisher Textiles from their offcuts in their fashion collaboration with Babbarra Women’s centre in Arnhem Land. We recently donated some of these offcuts to create over 150 of our Deadly Denim bags for women in local women’s hospital. 

What started off as a passion project has now blossomed into a thriving business that blends all things we love into one: 

Our culture, Sustainable Fashion & giving back to the community.

About Deadly Denim

Deadly Denim was founded by Rebecca Rickard a Ballardong, Whadjuk woman from the Nyungar nation living and working on country Perth W.A. 

Deadly Denim is a business with a social impact, aiming to be as sustainable as possible. Fashion comes with an environmental impact, with the fashion industry identified as the second largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry. With the environmental damage increasing as the industry grows. 

Deadly Denim uses recycled jackets and offers customisation were we sew your choice of textile onto your own jacket.

Through the warmer months we have a range of recycled denim skirts, dresses, vests and short sleeve shirts showcasing Indigenous artists and their designs. Deadly Denim also has a popular range of Tote/shopping bags made from recycled jeans and a panel from our textile collection. 

All of the smaller scraps of these stunning textiles are donated to a local sewing group in a local women’s correction facility. Where a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women learn to sew and create amazing storybook animals for a children’s program. 

We are also great full for the kind donations from Publisher Textiles from their offcuts in their fashion collaboration with Babbarra Women’s centre in Arnhem Land. We recently donated some of these offcuts to create over 150 of our Deadly Denim bags for women in local women’s hospital. 

What started off as a passion project has now blossomed into a thriving business that blends all things we love into one: 

Our culture, Sustainable Fashion & giving back to the community.

About Our Cause

We’ve teamed with the Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Charitable Fund (RLIMCF) who work to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to qualify as midwives and remain in the profession.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives provide and promote culturally safe care, which gives the best start in life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies and their families.

Why is birthing on country so important for us? Australia is said to be one of the safest countries in the world to give birth, but that isn’t the case for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Read more here.

We’ve teamed with the Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Charitable Fund (RLIMCF) who work to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to qualify as midwives and remain in the profession.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives provide and promote culturally safe care, which gives the best start in life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies and their families.

Why is birthing on country so important for us? Australia is said to be one of the safest countries in the world to give birth, but that isn’t the case for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Read more here.

About Our Workshops

Deadly Denim has gone mobile in a 10ft mobile vintage caravan that is set up as a portable sewing room.

We can come to your next event with all of our deadly textiles and sewing machine. 

You just bring the denim.

Contact us to book a Deadly Denim Workshop.

Deadly Denim has gone mobile in a 10ft mobile vintage caravan that is set up as a portable sewing room.

We can come to your next event with all of our deadly textiles and sewing machine. 

You just bring the denim.

Contact us to book a Deadly Denim Workshop.

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