KYKOE is a 100% Indigenous owned and operated small business, founded to bring beautiful wearable art to the forefront of essential everyday accessories, by sharing culture and a message to tread lightly on country. KYKOE is built on supporting artistic and creative expression with each design created in-house by founder, Tishara Garrett, a contemporary First Nations artist who designs and handcrafts each accessory. Her designs draw on her cultural upbringing, practices and ties to and love of Country. KYKOE products serve as a physical link to all that Aboriginal and Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait Islander) people embody. They represent the complexity of navigating between two worlds while also creating a platform that helps strengthen and enhance community and social connections between the Indigenous and the non-Indigenous community.
KYKOE’S products have reached thousands all over Australia and internationally, travelling to the USA, UK, Fiji, Thailand and New Zealand. KYKOE has a range of stockists from QLD to VIC and has been involved in fashion weeks in Cairns and Melbourne. KYKOE proudly provided accessories to the NRLW and touch Indigenous All Stars players and support team.
Tishara is a Butchulla, Saisarem, Barada Barna and Cingalese woman, wife and mother of three who predominately creates within the digital art and textile space with a love of design. While she founded and solely operates KYKOE, Tishara also works with small to large scale companies in an artist capacity. Her artworks draw on her experience, love of nature and the cultural knowledge and stories passed down to her from generations before her. As a contemporary artist she uses elements from both of her Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage while ensuring each piece she creates stays true to her own style.