Emma Bamblett and Megan Van Den Berg are the founders of Kinya Lerrk, an incredible business dedicated to bringing culture and respectful acknowledgements of Country into homes across...
Emma Bamblett and Megan Van Den Berg are the founders of Kinya Lerrk, an incredible business dedicated to bringing culture and respectful acknowledgements of Country into homes across Australia. Emma is a Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara, Ngandjonji and Taungurung Woman and Megan is a Yorta Yorta, Boon Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Woman.
Kinya Lerrk began when Megan and Emma were approached to produce an acknowledgement of country plaque for a hotel. The ethos behind Megan and Emma’s innovative business is “to make spaces beautiful with art/products and respectfully acknowledge country in the process.” Emma and Megan shared the role that Kinya Lerrk plays in their lives as First Nations Women, “Kinya Lerrk first and foremost is our passion and it brings so much joy to our lives. Art has always been the centre of our love and passion for what we create. Secondly, we deeply care and believe it is important to acknowledge Country and support spaces to be culturally safe.”
With so many people spending more time at home over the past 2 years, Emma and Megan expanded their range to offer homewares that celebrate Country and culture. “We could see the opportunity to create our own range of products that make homes not only look nice through our tea towel and print range but also smell nice through our candle and diffuser ranges.”
Emma and Megan shared, “It is a privilege to be part of Welcome to Country community as we have the opportunity to showcase our products… We love that we can highlight our products and be up there with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.”