The Label

 AARLI a first nation ethical streetwear brand.
We are a fashion label with a conscience.

Established in 2014, AARLI has endeavoured to build its own unique aesthetic through previous collections upcycling denim or remnant fabric
to contemporary urban textile prints.

Now specialising in sustainable apparel and limited-edition custom streetwear.
Past partnerships have included Nobody Denim, A.L.A.S the label
and OCC Apparel.

From 2018, AARLI commenced doing collaborations with First Nation Textile Artists. We have worked with artist including Mim from Mimmim Designs to Tiwi Island Graphic Artist + Fashion Designer Clair Helen.

The AARLI ambassador is proud of their culture, stylish and confident.
We are proudly Australian and First Nations owned and operated business.

 The Designer

TJ Cowlishaw’s family kinship lies with Nyikina people and paternal connections are with Bardi and Nyul Nyul people on the Dampier Peninsular, WA. (Grandmother's ancestry - Family name: Hunter). She is also a descended from the Chinese Pirates of Shanghai (Grandfather's ancestry - Family name: Jan).  

The naming was influenced by her grandmother - Rosemarie (Hunter) Jan.
My mother, Sarina Jan said " Teagan always had an interest in fashion from an early age. From playing dress up in my vintage clothes to modelling with the community kids when I was coordinating fashion events with iconic designers such Linda Jackson + Lenore Dempski...I was always getting Teagan involved, cause I knew that she was going to be working in the fashion industry one day." 
TJ has a Contemporary Visual Artist + Events Management background. 
The passion for first nations fashion has continued to inspire, motivate and influence TJ as a designer and the brand aesthetics.