Our Social Impact
As a non-Indigenous owned business we are proud to support First Nations artists, community organisations, non-for-profits, and small Indigenous-owned retail businesses. Together in the last 3 years we have directed $1.8 million to Indigenous employment and training, artist compensation and promotion, model contracts and direct community funding.
We work closely with many Indigenous artists and community art centres who create the incredible artworks that are displayed through our unique products. Yarn provides a platform for up and coming artists to promote their personal artistic practice nationally. Read more about our partner artists and art centres by clicking the button above.
We are proud to be partnered with and support Indigenous non-for-profits and other community organisations. We support these groups through project funding, sponsorship of events, creating custom merchandise and providing marketing and promotion services. Read more about our community partners by clicking the button above.
Yarn supports Indigenous employment and training across all areas of our business, from production to dispatch. We employ many Indigenous workers who work within a range of different areas including development, production, dispatch and modelling. Keep an eye for new employment and training opportunities!
Our key aim through Yarn is to support Indigenous retail businesses by promoting them on our marketplace platform and offering our logistic infrastructure and marketing expertise. We share our audience of 140k+ followers and thousands of daily website visitors so that these businesses can grow and connect with new customers. Click the button above to learn more about selling on Yarn.
"We are thrilled to be in partnership with Yarn, who are truly committed to amplifying Indigenous voices and wisdom. Through a number of innovative projects, we will work together to ensure that we can break the cycle of illiteracy and disadvantage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. It is a privilege to work alongside an organisation, that like ALNF, is so passionate about uplifting and supporting communities across the nation.” - Kim Kelly, ALNF Co-Founder, Executive Director
“Gunawirra feels privileged to have the opportunity to partner with Yarn. This beneficial partnership will aspire to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, children, mothers, families and communities. This significant partnership is built on respect, values and the commitment needed to pave the way for a brighter future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our journey together will shine brightly and it will be one that will be admired right across the nation”. - Graham Toomey, Gunawirra CEO
“I think it's good recognition for us guys, a good showcase to actually get our work out there. I’ve worked with others who just use you and abuse you for ya knowledge, art and storytelling. But being with these guys for so many years they understand. They’ve given me something to fall back on. It's about respecting each other.” - Charlie Chambers Jnr (Yarn Collaborating Artist)
"I feel like Yarn is very innovative. It's just something that hasn’t been done before and its more about….there’s all of these other emerging companies, businesses that have been around and sort to work together and discover all of the different products. I feel like it is one stop to go on and look. I feel like it's really exciting and I’ve always had a good experience with my products. This is like a new year 2021, as an artist I’m having everything online and having the support to sell products on there because it can be a lot of work trying to run your own business. I feel like it's a great platform for that." - Shara Delaney (Yarn Collaborating Artist)