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Gammin Threads makes T-shirts honouring the matriarchs of Indigenous communities

Blak girl magic.

A new Melbourne label on our radar is Gammin Threads, the home of colourful but powerful graphic T-shirts.

The brand is the successful side hustle of Tahnee Edwards, whose day job is at an Aboriginal family violence centre.

Her fashion endeavour launched in the wake of NAIDOC’s 2018 theme, ‘Because of her, we can’.

The honouring of Indigenous matriarchs inspired Gammin Threads’ first collection, with bold tees, jumpers and tote bags reading “Respect blak women” and “Respect the blak matriarchy”.

Tahnee’s work is the result of a lifelong love of typography with a lot of her inspiration from hand-painted signs she’s seen while travelling.

She then combines these retro-inspired designs with Indigenous cultural phrases – including uplifting slogans like “you lubly”, “sistahood” and “blak girl magic” – to create something that’s equal parts fun and meaningful.

As well as the growing range of T-shirts, Gammin is also branching out into accessories like pins and keychains.

gamminthreads.com

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