FNFD is continuing its strong partnership with Bonds Australia in 2024, with the announcement of the FNFD Activations Program: Powered by Bonds.

The Program was co-curated with the aim to provide ongoing support and additional access to knowledge and resources for First Nations Peoples and communities across the country. Delivered through a series of free in-person and online learning workshops, the Program cultivates sustainable growth opportunities and celebrates the rich stories and diversity of First Nations Peoples.

Workshops will explore themes surrounding fashion, culture and design, emphasising the value of two-way learning and exchange of knowledge for First Nations creatives and the wider creative industry. Participants will learn from the expertise of FNFD individuals such as artist and teacher Helena Loncaric as well as several experts from Bonds HQ across the areas of design, product development, merchandising & marketing.


Wednesday 31 July 2024 at 6:00pm
TAFE Campus, Cairns (Gatton Street entrance)
Y Block, Room 108.

The Print Workshop led by artist and teacher Helena Locaric will give participants the opportunity to learn about the printing process in a free hands-on workshop and print designs on to their very own Bonds T-Shirt.

Participants will learn about various techniques for hand-printing that can be used on textiles, fabrics or any surface, using achievable and inexpensive methods for statement effects. 

Places are limited so participants must RSVP to hello@fnfd.org by 29 July 2024 to secure your spot.

Workshops are for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants to come together in a culturally safe environment to learn and share.

The FNFD Activations Program: Powered by Bonds include nine workshops throughout 2024, announced monthly via FNFD social platforms and website.

Since joining forces in 2023, Bonds and First Nations Fashion & Design are proud to create inclusive and accessible spaces for emerging designers and creatives.

This series of workshops are in line with FNFD’s mission to promote ethical and sustainable avenues of growth, fostering partnerships with indigenous communities, and raising awareness about the contributions of First Nations Peoples to the fashion industry.