Cotton Tote Bag, Gabar Ngurambang

Sale price$19.95
Bundle: A single bag
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Authentic Indigenous artwork by First Nations artist Maria Watson-Trudgett. Learn more →



Fabric & Care

material   MATERIAL






Not Waterproof

Sustainability 🍃

Environmentally Responsible
This polo is manufactured with yarns made from recycled PET bottles (approx 14-16 of them). It is printed with high-quality carcinogen-free pigment inks. No cancer-causing chemicals and undesirable surfactants.

Zero plastic
We pack your threads in recyclable acid-free tissue paper and use only plant-based home compostable mailers, at no extra cost. By sending your parcel with our delivery partner Australia Post, you’re supporting their carbon-offset projects that have positive environmental and social impacts. Since 2019, their carbon neutral parcel delivery initiative is equivalent of taking 75,000 cars off the road – or roughly 200,000 tonnes of emissions.

Controlled production
Sustainability involves finding a balance between supply and demand. Life Apparel works with local and international factories where only limited quantities are produced of each model to ensure exclusivity and avoid overproduction, like large fashion brands. Learn more →

Sustainable Production
Life Apparel's vetted local and international production partners produce limited quantities of each model, ensuring exclusivity and preventing overproduction.

Eco-Friendly Packaging
No plastic! Our products come in kerbside-recyclable or home compostable mailers, with deliveries through Australia Post supporting carbon-offset projects that reduce emissions.

Fast delivery

Free shipping over $200 Australia-wide. For same day dispatch, order before midday AEST. Learn more →

Easy Returns

Doesn't fit? Send it back within a fortnight for free* for store credits. T&C apply. Learn more →

You Matter!

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the artists get paid too. Learn more →

The Artwork

Our Elders are trailblazers, leaders, nurturers, and survivors.

Gabar Ngurambang

(pronounced: bi-la nar-rum-bung)

Created by First Nations artist and storyteller Maria Watson-Trudgett, a Wiradjuri woman, currently residing on Turrbal Country.

Over the generations, my Elders have played an important role in my life. Their lived experiences and their teachings have shaped the person I am today. I draw strength from their struggles, hardships, and the racism they endured, and I continue to draw strength from their determination to survive. I am empowered by their teachings, activism, knowledge, and wisdom, all of which have paved the way for generations to come.

Now that I am an Elder, their determination and resilience have propelled me on my journey of sharing cultural knowledge and my passion for positively influencing people’s attitudes and awareness of First Nations peoples and diverse cultures. Our Elders are trailblazers, leaders, nurturers, and survivors. My Elders, My Culture, My Community.

Maria shares her cultural knowledge via; art, and the story behind the artwork, and in a professional capacity as a ‘Cultural Consultant and First Nations Strategic Advisor’.

Her paintings are inspired by her connections to Wiradjuri Country.


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Life Apparel is a proud, long-time member of the Indigenous Art Code, a system to preserve and promote ethical behaviour in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art.

Today, and every day – we exist as a messenger and vessel for First Nations Artists. Built on diversity and inclusion, collectively we strive to amplify Indigenous voices, accelerate social change and start important conversations through fashion. As an Australian-owned boutiqe label and proud allies, Life Apparel nurtures supportive, empowering and inclusive environments for everyone.

Cultivating an environment where all voices matter, and where our differences are celebrated and part of who we are.

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