Our Work With Ella Bancroft and Nathan McGuire
Over the past year Nagnata has had the privilege of working with two knowledgeable and talented cultural brand consultants, Ella Bancroft and Nathan McGuire.
Nathan is an Indigenous model, cultural advisor, and proud Wadjuk Noongar man raised in the township of Gidgegannup, Western Australia where his father taught him how to live off the land like his ancestors before him. For many years he’s used his platform to address the lack of First Nations representation within the fashion industry. Nathan is the creator of ‘Mob in Fashion,’ an initiative which provides indigenous creatives training and learning opportunities across all mediums in the industry.
Our Future Vision: The Road To Empowerment
From day one, Nagnata’s focus has been on implementing fair, ethical and supportive processes throughout design and production.
We plan to move through all stages of the RAP framework and intentionally and thoughtfully build upon our foundational projects to create a robust framework within our own Nagnata business model.
Together with Ella, Nathan and our shared communities we have big dreams to create cultural art projects on Bundjalung Country, connecting with local community and artisans to translate traditional crafts into a contemporary context.
Our long-term vision is for Nagnata to provide ongoing work for artists through the creation of exclusive designs for the brand. Having handmade, ethical products made on Country using natural resources and ancient knowledge is our way of helping to create a thriving economic ecosystem. Empowerment is key.