ABOUT YAPA MALI
Yapa Mali is a collection of my Cultural adornments, designs and textiles as wearable art. The prints depict stories of Country as well as reflecting the importance of storytelling through art. Created and owned by Maddy Hodgetts, a proud Ngiyampaa and Wiradjuri woman, she aims to embrace the principles of self-determination and explore Cultural and creation expression.
Maddy has been a First Nation's artist since the young age of 11, learning Cultural art and designs from her Mother. She sold her first artwork at this age and now exhibits and sells her artwork across NSW. Maddy creates all her artwork and adornments on Country and aspires to translate traditional South East and Ngiyampaa styles and practices through her work. Maddy launched her label, Yapa Mali, in 2022 to further pursue her passion to showcase her artwork and pieces through fashion.
COMING SOON! Our samples are currently been developed, please follow us on Instagram for further updates
We uphold Cultural integrity and values by ultimately protecting and caring for Mother Earth. We choice not to contribute to fast fashion or over production, that actively hurts Country. We strive to avoid this by producing suitable and high-quality garments that can be worn over and over again to limit waste as well as ensuring sustainable work place practices.
Yapa Mali encourages the presence of our Culture in fashion. Each garment includes a story of the artwork and Country it originates from, creating a teaching moment for the wearer. With the exchange of knowledge though art we hope to build a better understanding on Culture and contribute to reconciliation and decolonizing the fashion industry.