Shaun Edwards // HOUSE OF DARWIN

SHAUN EDWARDS - HOUSE OF DARWIN

WE DID THIS Q+A WITH SHAUN JUST BEFORE SYDNEY WENT INTO LOCKDOWN, AND ALL THE TALK ABOUT TRAVELLING TO THE N.T. SEEMED ODD TO POST. NOW IT DOESN'T AND WE ARE N.T. DREAMING AGAIN. PLUS SHAUN'S BRAND, HOUSE OF DARWIN HAS OPENNED IT'S FIRST FLAGSHIP STORE UP THERE. WE ARE BIG FANS OF EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BRAND SO CHECK IT OUT. PLUS THEY STOCK DOUBLE RAINBOUU! HERE WE TALK TO SHAUN ABOUT THE BRAND PLUS GET A COUPLE OF LOCAL TRAVEL TIPS. 

WHAT STAR SIGN ARE YOU?
13.12.93
SAGITTARIUS :)
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT H.O.D.  IN A NUTSHELL?
WE CREATE NORTHERN TERRITORY INSPIRED GARMENTS AND REINVEST THE PROFITS BACK IN SOCIAL PROGRAMS IN REMOTE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES. 
WHERE DID YOUR INTEREST IN DOING A BRAND STEM FROM?
I WAS SICK OF PEOPLE COMING UP TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY AND TRYING TO TELL OUR STORY - SO I KNEW A BRAND COULD TRANSCEND GEOGRAPHIES AND BE A GREAT WAY TO TELL THE STORY FROM A LOCALS POINT OF VIEW + I WANTED TO DO SOME GOOD ALONG THE WAY.

WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU, THE BRAND AS CREATIVE EXPRESSION, OR AS A PLATFORM FOR MESSAGING AND SUPPORTING COMMUNITY ?
AUSTRALIA IS THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD BUT OUR EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT WITH OUR FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE IS STUCK IN 1850. I WANTED TO CREATE A PLATFORM OF EDUCATION THAT WE ARE A MELTING POT OF CULTURE AS FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE. WE'VE TRAVELLED THE WORLD. WE'VE PARTIED IN THE BEST CLUBS. WE DO THE SAME SHIT EVERYONE ELSE DOES. SO I WANTED TO CREATE A PLATFORM TO SHOW PEOPLE OUR LIFESTYLE UP HERE IN NORTH AUSTRALIA IS PROGRESSIVE + AMAZING :)
ANY BIG PLANS FOR 2021? ARE ALL AUSSIES VISITING THE N.T. RIGHT NOW? I TRIED TO BOOK SOME ACCOM NEAR ULURU IN AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER AND EVERYWHERE WAS BOOKED. HOW’S THE VIBE UP THERE?
SHE'S FULLY BOOKED :) WE'RE SEEING A MINI BOOM HERE AT THE MOMENT. IT'S BEEN A REAL SILVER LINING TO THE WHOLE COVID MESS. PEOPLE ARE DIVING BACK INTO AUSTRALIA AND EXPLORING THE OLDEST CULTURE ON THE PLANET + CHECKING OUT ALL THE BEAUTIFUL UNTOUCHED PLACES WE HAVE UP HERE. IT'S GREAT :)
IF YOU COULD GO TO ONE BEAUTIFUL REMOTE PLACE IN THE N.T. WHERE WOULD IT BE?
BAWAKA - EAST ARNHEM LAND.
ANY SECRET SPOTS OR LOCAL TIPS?
DO THE DRIVE FROM CAHILLS CROSSING TO INJALAK ART CENTRE IN GUNBUNLANYA. YOU LITERALLY ENTER ANOTHER WORLD. 
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