Join us in bringing Australian Indigenous fashion to the world!

You can be part of the Australian Indigenous fashion movement and show your support for First Nations fashion. Become a regular donor and help us share the word!

By supporting IFP with a tax-deductible donation you can be at the forefront of Indigenous fashion and help us provide promotional platforms, events, and development programs to bring Indigenous art and fashion to mainstream Australia and the world.

    Indigenous Fashion Projects – Runway – Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2021, Photo by Stefan Gosatti, Getty Images/@gettyimages

    We are inviting you to become a Founding Supporter of the Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) family.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and governed, IFP collaborates with First Nations Australians working in textiles and fashion. It focuses on the delivery of a range of development programs, mentoring opportunities and promotional events and platforms.

    IFP is a program of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) Foundation, a not-for-profit Indigenous organisation, owned and governed by 70 community Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres. All funds raised by IFP go back into providing opportunities for First Nations artists and designers, Art Centres and their communities.

    Our Foundation has been operating since 2012, and is governed by a Board of Directors with representatives from Art Centres and their Peak Bodies, a Larrakia Nation representative and industry specialists.

    Launched in 2020, IFP is home of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), Country to Couture runway showcase, the Pathways Program, and the Indigenous Fashion Projects Showcase at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week. 

    Welcome to Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP)

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and governed, IFP collaborates with First Nations Australians working in textiles and fashion. It focuses on the delivery of a range of development programs, mentoring opportunities and promotional events and platforms.

    IFP is a program of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) Foundation, a not-for-profit Indigenous organisation, owned and governed by 70 community Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres. All funds raised by IFP go back into providing opportunities for First Nations artists and designers, Art Centres and their communities.

    Our Foundation has been operating since 2012, and is governed by a Board of Directors with representatives from Art Centres and their Peak Bodies, a Larrakia Nation representative and industry specialists.

    Learn more about the DAAF Foundation >>

    Launched in 2020, IFP is home of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), Country to Couture runway showcase and Pathways Program. 

    Why is IFP important?

    The purpose of Indigenous Fashion Projects is the organised support of the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander textile and fashion practice and enterprise.

    This includes but is not limited to supporting Indigenous Australian designers, artists, Art Centres, models, technicians, mentors, educators, service providers and other industry practitioners.

    Based on broad stakeholder and community consultation, IFP’s development programs, events and collaboration platforms focus on;

    • Cultural expression, advancement & protection 
    • Sustainable practice: environmental, social and financial
    • Community engagement
    • Collaboration
    • Developing stronger businesses
    • Good governance
    IFP’s Key Events and Programs Include
    Your Support

    You can be part of the Australian Indigenous fashion movement and show your support for First Nations fashion. Become a regular donor and help us share to the word!

    By supporting IFP with a tax-deductible donation you can be at the forefront of Indigenous fashion and help us provide promotional platforms, events, and development programs to bring Indigenous art and fashion to mainstream Australia and the world.

    Your Supporter Options

    Ways to be part of IFP:

    • IFP Friend – make a tax-deductible donation of $240 per year, or $20 per month and be the first to receive early release VIP invitations to all events, including in the NIFA, Country to Couture and DAAF in August each year, and Afterpay Australian Fashion Week.
    • IFP 1000 – make a tax-deductible donation of $1,000 per year, or $84 per month, and be the first to receive early release VIP invitations to all events, including to the NIFA, Country to Couture and DAAF in August each year and Afterpay Australian Fashion Week. As a founding IFP 1000, you will receive an IFP supporter email signature, and you will be recognised on our website.
    • IFP Champ – make a tax-deductible donation of $5,000 per year, or $417 per month and receive all the benefits of the IFP 1000 as well as 2 x complimentary VIP tickets to all IFP events each year, meet and greet opportunities with the designers and textile artists and an an invitation to the National Indigenous Fashion Awards held in Darwin in August each year.