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Indigenous Textile Designers: Tina Waru

Year 7 Textiles

Finding Resources in Oliver


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.


Australian of the day

Tina made the decision to give up work for a year to build the Indigenous Runway Project, an initiative that supports and celebrates emerging Indigenous fashion talent and designers breaking into the industry.

Tina Wanu

Social worker, Tina Waru has been nationally recognised for her work developing aboriginal fashion in Melbourne, Australia. Now, her fashion dream she called Global Indigenous Management is fast becoming an international brand.

Put off by a lack of Māori and other indigenous faces in fashion, one woman has decided she’s had enough. Tina Waru is helping open up doors around the world for indigenous beauty, fashion and talent. And she’s making an immediate and positive impact. 


ABC News

The Indigenous Runway Project has been launched and is aimed at helping Indigenous fashion talent and designers break into the industry. The project started in Melbourne four years ago after founder Tina Waru ran a make-up class for young Indigenous people and they suggested adding fashion to the mix

NZ Edge

Tina Waru Putting Indigenous Design on Fashion Map