Active Truth Indigenous collection launch
[by Hannah Davies]
Brisbane-based activewear label Active Truth has launched a limited-edition collection - in partnership with WA Indigenous artist Bobbi Lockyer.
Ms Lockyer, who is a Ngarluma, Kariyarra, Nyulnyul and Yawuru woman and a mother of four boys, hand-painted the beautiful brolga print featured across the styles. She also photographed the campaign, starring her girlfriends, in the Kariyarra red dust and salt flats of her hometown, Port Hedland, WA.
“The painting was inspired by strong women,” Ms Lockyer said.
“In our culture’s Dreaming about Brolga story, Brolga was a beautiful girl obsessed with dancing. Dancing was her only love and nothing distracted her. I like to think of Brolga as a headstrong woman, passionate and determined, going for her dreams. This is why I chose to paint brolga feathers for this design, to symbolise women with our strengths, passions and show that we are going for our dreams” Ms Lockyer said.
Sportswoman Nova Peris, comedian Steph Tisdell and musician BARKAA are just some of the inspiring women who are looking forward to wearing the limited-edition pieces.
The range includes squat-proof high-waisted leggings in 4 lengths, bike shorts, 3/4, ⅞ and full-length tights and crop tops. There are also options for pregnant women.
Customers have the opportunity to include their traditional place names when entering their address through the ordering process. Active Truth is one of the first companies to include this in their checkout.
Nadia Tucker, co-founder of Active Truth, said: “We are honoured to be able to collaborate with Bobbi. Our purpose is to celebrate all women - to inspire them to live their best life and this collaboration is a crucial part of that, helping to amplify the voices and showcasing the art of our first nation’s women.
Co-founder Stevie Angel said: “We are proud of these products but we are even more proud to be building a community of positive, kind and strong women who believe in building each other up and cheering each other on.”
Active Truth is a size-inclusive activewear brand co-founded by best friends and mums Nadia Tucker and Stevie Angel. They make activewear in sizes XS to 3XL (6-26) and are passionate about representing a diverse range of women in their marketing - who they never photoshop.
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