we hope to connect people to Aboriginal culture through artwork on denim

and this is (a bit) of our story

about Deadly Denim

I’m Beck, a proud Ballardong/Whadjuk woman, and mother to 2 young deadly boys and 1 strong, beautiful woman. 

It’s rare a business encapsulates all the loves of a business owner. 

But Deadly Denim is the perfect amalgamation of all the things I love to bits:

my family, my culture, my hobbies; upcycling and fashion, travel, and supporting an amazing cause so close to my heart – increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives.

I also work in collaboration with my Aunty from Nyungar Tours by working together on tours and prmoting each other’s work. Deadly Denim also works with Marrissa Verma from Bindi Bindi Dreaming. Marrissa and I run workshops together, teaching people to make their own Deadly Denim jacket and to cook with native herbs and spices.

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about Deadly Denim

I’m Beck, a proud Ballardong/Whadjuk woman, and mother to 2 young deadly boys and 1 strong, beautiful woman. 

It’s rare a business encapsulates all the loves of a business owner. 

But Deadly Denim is the perfect amalgamation of all the things I love to bits:

my family, my culture, my hobbies; upcycling and fashion, travel, and supporting an amazing cause so close to my heart – increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives.

I also work in collaboration with my Aunty from Nyungar Tours by working together on tours and prmoting each other’s work. Deadly Denim also works with Marrissa Verma from Bindi Bindi Dreaming. Marrissa and I run workshops together, teaching people to make their own Deadly Denim jacket and to cook with native herbs and spices.

about the midwifery cause

After having my second child, my lifelong interest in midwifery became too strong to ignore. I’d been exposed to the continuity of care model with the same midwife throughout my pregnancy, birth, and postnatal period. I wanted to be part of bringing this choice to every woman in Australia. At the same time, I started exploring my family’s connection to Noongar Boodja and stood proud in our Aboriginal identity and family connections.

I’ve now been raising a family while running a recycled fashion mobile fashion van for 5 years. And all this time I’ve been planning and thinking – what if I could expose my two young boys to this beautiful land while promoting birthing on country and indulging my personal joy of Australian art and upcycled fashion?

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.

After having my second child, my lifelong interest in midwifery became too strong to ignore. I’d been exposed to the continuity of care model with the same midwife throughout my pregnancy, birth, and postnatal period. I wanted to be part of bringing this choice to every woman in Australia. At the same time, I started exploring my family’s connection to Noongar Boodja and stood proud in our Aboriginal identity and family connections.

I’ve now been raising a family while running a recycled fashion mobile fashion van for 5 years. And all this time I’ve been planning and thinking – what if I could expose my two young boys to this beautiful land while promoting birthing on country and indulging my personal joy of Australian art and upcycled fashion?

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.

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about our travels

After our October 2018 launch, I took my two young men and a half tonne of denim on a 12 month trip around Australia.

We were homeschooling, learning language, meeting artists, creating fashion, and learning all the way.

Because of the non-traditional headquarters of Deadly Denim, sales through the online shop will sometimes be a process! We’ll always sew and post when we had a longer stay in one place and we’ll keep you up to date about when that will be on our social media. You can also turn up to any one of our events – held all around Australia – to buy in person. 

After our October 2018 launch, I took my two young men and a half tonne of denim on a 12 month trip around Australia.

We were homeschooling, learning language, meeting artists, creating fashion, and learning all the way.

Because of the non-traditional headquarters of Deadly Denim, sales through the online shop will sometimes be a process! We’ll always sew and post when we had a longer stay in one place and we’ll keep you up to date about when that will be on our social media. You can also turn up to any one of our events – held all around Australia – to buy in person. 

about our team

My Mum likes to joke about the amount she’s paid,
but I like to remind her there’s nothing like a job done for love.

Along with Grandma (who is the sewing expert of this operation) we also call on the various talents of photographers, web designers, developers, and marketing pros.
You can find some of them below.

My Mum likes to joke about the amount she’s paid,
but I like to remind her there’s nothing like a job done for love.

Along with Grandma (who is the sewing expert of this operation) we also call on the various talents of photographers, web designers, developers, and marketing pros.
You can find some of them below.

crisp copy

words, words, words

samgarden

webby techy stuff

tashi hall

beautiful images

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we're on the road

Kaya to your mob.
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.