Jingi Walla (Hello)
DulcieDot is an ethically made kids clothing brand, partnering with Aboriginal Artists with key garments consciously designed to grow with your child. We aim to clothe and educate the next generation with Aboriginal stories, continuing culture and connection with First Nations and Non-First Nations kids.
Tammy here, founder of DulcieDot. I am a descendant from the people of the Bundjalung nation of Northern NSW. I was raised on Gundungurra Country, Bundanoon and living on Dharawal Country.
DulcieDot was established originally from a place of yearning to teach my children about the incredible women in our family and their story. My grandmother Dulcie along with her twin sister Dot were Bundjalung girls from Mallanganee NSW
and just two of the many First Nations stolen children, taken from their mother Janie (along with many other siblings). Their positivity and resilience has been a huge source of strength for our family.
Dulcie and Dot’s story inspired me to learn more about the stories of our people by partnering with Aboriginal Artists and communities throughout Australia. We have such a rich culture with so many incredible untold stories to tell.
With DulcieDot I wanted to create a platform to proudly share and commemorate story’s of Country in the form of wearable art. With the aim to clothe and educate the next generation with Aboriginal stories, continuing culture and connection with Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal kids.
DulcieDot was also brewed from a place of frustration with the growing number of unethical made one time use children's garments produced. Although I have a circular economy of clothing with environmentally conscious friends and family, we found limited pieces would last in both growth or quality.
As kids are fabulous at getting grimy and grow so fast, I wanted to create quality ethically made garments that have that extra bit of growth and give in them, so our key pieces are consciously designed to grow with your child to ensure they get that extra length of wear, so you can buy less, choose well and make it last.
Sustainability and slow fashion are weaved consciously into DulcieDot limited edition collections. We want to further reduce our negative impact on the environment by ensuring our garments are ethically made under FairTrade conditions from GOTS certified organic and natural biodegradable fibres.
Please WEAR, CARE and SHARE your DulcieDots with siblings, cousins, family and friends to ensure each garment life cycle and our stories live on!
Bugalwan (my gratitude/wishing you well)
Honoring the incredible women who are the inspiration and driving force behind DulcieDot.
Pictures of deceased, shared with family permission.