authentic . unique . ethical .
through cross-cultural collaborations
We are a small social enterprise based in Darwin.
Flying Fox Fabrics is all about love. Love of fabric. Love of
First Nations art. Love of fair trade. Love of collaboration.
We make and sell beautiful accessories, clothing and homewares from fabrics designed and printed in Australia.
We do this in partnership with Aboriginal artists, fair trade organisations in Cambodia that train and employ disabled artisans and ethical fabric producers.
The work of our manufacturing partners is highly skilled and showcases the fabrics with great respect.
In our online stores (here and Etsy) we stock and promote our own products plus products made by Better World Arts and lengths of hand & digitally printed fabric sourced from Australia.
We love collaborations and seek out and enter into partnership with like minded art centres, individuals and companies to promote and support Indigenous Australian art and cultures. Get in touch. Photo: Ikuntji Artists
Awareness of the integrity of hand made textile art and crafts is growing globally. This is now huge interest in Indigenous Australian fabric prints. With our passion for ATSI fabric printing and textiles we can keep you updated with news about events, exhibitions, opportunities and publications. Follow our socials (links below) and subscribe to our email newsletter. Injalak Arts Collection by Black Cat Couture for Country to Couture 2018. Photo: Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation.
During COVID-19 we have increased our efforts to support our partners in Cambodia. They are experiencing serious hardship with the abrupt loss of tourism. In 2020 Flying Fox Fabrics has been sending more fabric, increasing our orders and stepping up our own marketing to generate sales for them. We have also expanded partnerships with art centres to develop new merchandise.