As a Black-owned business, we value Bla(c)k lives and wish to imbue our youth with a strong sense of self, a sense of cultural pride, and a rooted sense of direction. This is why 100% of the proceeds of our triple-layered cotton masks will go toward Indigenous youth-focused organisations each month.
The ILF is a national book industry charity dedicated to lifting literacy levels in remote Indigenous communities, so all children across Australia have the same choices and opportunities. They aim to do this via their three core programs.
Book Supply - gifts carefully chosen culturally appropriate new books, with at least 40% by Indigenous authors and illustrators (500,000 books into 400 communities and counting).
Book Buzz - promotes early literacy through a story-time session with babies and toddlers, supported by their families (52 playgroups with books translated in 11 languages).
Community Literacy Projects - publishes stories written by Indigenous people for Indigenous people, in the languages(s) of their choice (90 books in 18 languages so far).