Thanks for buying this 100% Australian made T-shirt. We hope that you wear it with the same pride we have in our brand and journey.
In the language spoken by the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land the word “Manapan” means “come together”. By choosing to own and wear this shirt you are helping many Indigenous people create a skills training and workplace business that provides our our men and women with an opportunity to continue a productive and exciting working life beyond education and into the future.
The Manapan Project began in a small shed on Milingimbi Island. Designers, architects, artists, photographers, craftspeople and countless community members from all backgrounds have come together, to work for a common goal. Our high-end initial furniture range is taking
Manapan across Australia and around the world.
Every item we create helps blend indigenous history with recent history, so that eventually all our stories begin to feel like a shared story.
You can follow our journey with regular updates at manapanfurniture.com.au or follow us on Instagram.
We’d like to think that the change indigenous people have been seeking is embedded in the grandest timber table to the humble T-shirt you are holding right now.
Thanks for being part of our journey.
“The People of the Manapan Project.”