Luxe Lanyard, Ngaya Yaam
Luxe Lanyard, Ngaya Yaam

Luxe Lanyard, Ngaya Yaam

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    Jason King artist AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS ARTWORK
    by First Nations artist Jason King. Learn more →.
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    Style meets practicality. Keep valuables, keys or your identity card close by with this comfortable, deluxe lanyard.



    Eco-Friendly
    This item 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 →


    Washing Instructions

       Do not wash
       Do not bleach
       Do not tumble dry
       Do not iron
       Do not dry clean

    Further Care Information

    • Clean with moist cloth only
    • Mild soap can be used moderately
    • Dry the clasp with a clean cloth
    • Allow it to completely air dry away from heat sources, open flame, and direct sunlight


    Free shipping on domestic orders over $250.
    Shipping times kick in when your parcel has left our warehouse: for same day dispatch, place your order before 11am otherwise it'll be sent on the next business day (except pre-orders, backorders and custom orders).

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    HEAR THEIR STORIES. SUPPORT THEIR DREAMS. WEAR THEIR ART.
    NGAYA YAAM

    Created by First Nations artist Jason King, a Gumbaynggirr man.

    The centre of this artwork represents the path that an Indigenous Transgender person (Sista Girl or Brotha Boy) travels in their journey to be, or become, their true self. Fingerprints symbolise identity – it does not matter how others see me; I will always be this person.

    The colourful spirals represent the cross-section of a banana plant, which produce both male and female flowers on a single plant. As banana plants only fruit once, they are cut down after fruiting which then encourages new growth. This is similar to setting our past free, to move on and grow. The outer sections of the artwork represent the Indigenous Transgender person and their connection to Community - being supported and accepted within their Indigenous culture and being part of the LGBTIQ+SB communities far and wide. As this support grows and becomes more visible to the broader population, it is hoped that acceptance amongst the public is also improved. Blue & green reflects nature – the rivers and oceans, and the rainforests, trees, and plants – symbolising that we are all connected, and we are all a part of nature.

    The inclusion of Hibiscus flowers is an acknowledgement to my Melanesian heritage, but also because Hibiscus flowers are also known in nature as a ‘perfect flower, having both male and female parts.

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    AUTHENTICITY

    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.