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Statement from WAM Clothing and Harold Thomas

Statement from WAM Clothing and Harold Thomas

Statement from WAM Clothing

Until WAM Clothing took on the Licence for clothing with Harold Thomas, Harold was not receiving recognition from the majority of parties both here and overseas, who were producing a huge amount of items of clothing bearing the Aboriginal Flag. We’re pleased that Harold is now starting to receive his rightful recognition and subsequently royalties for his Copyright.

As attributed in Harold Thomas’ own Statement “It’s taken many years to find the appropriate Australian company that respects and honours the Aboriginal Flag meaning and copyright and that is WAM Clothing.”

WAM Clothing is working with organisations, manufacturers and sellers of clothing, including Aboriginal owned organisations, providing them with options to manufacture and sell their own clothing ranges bearing the Flag, or using the Flag on clothing.

WAM Clothing has obligations under its Licence Agreement to enforce Harold Thomas’ Copyright, which includes issuing Cease and Desist Notices. Those Notices include the direct invitation for organisations to contact WAM Clothing to discuss any concerns or stock they hold.

Regarding Spark Health Pty Ltd/Clothing the Gap, they have not taken up WAM Clothing’s invitation to discuss the correspondence or options available. It makes it difficult to resolve concerns or reach a resolution when organisations such as Spark Health Pty Ltd/Clothing the Gap do not contact us to discuss.

WAM Clothing is in discussion with the NRL and AFL regarding the use of the Aboriginal Flag on clothing as a whole.

WAM Clothing has been actively inviting any organisations, manufacturers and sellers, who wish to use the Aboriginal Flag on clothing to contact us and discuss their options.

WAM Clothing is presently working with 100% Aboriginal owned manufacturers. WAM Clothing is also working with Australian owned manufacturers who employ Indigenous persons.

WAM Clothing is committed to supporting indigenous communities, with an intention to share a portion of its profits to supporting grass roots programs and organisations. WAM Clothing has been receiving Applications from Indigenous Programs in this regard.

Statement from Harold Thomas

As it is my common law right and aboriginal heritage right, as with many other Aboriginals, I can choose who I like to have a licence agreement to manufacture and sell goods which have the Aboriginal Flag on it.

It’s taken many years to find the appropriate Australian company that respects and honours the Aboriginal Flag meaning and copyright and that is WAM Clothing.

I have done this with Carroll & Richardson, Gifts Mate and the many approvals I’ve given to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal organisations who have deep interest in the Aboriginal plight.

The Aboriginal Flag is doing its job as it was intended to do, to bring unity and pride to all aboriginals. At times we get the few who snigger and are disenchanted. I can’t satisfy all black people who wish to break up the Aboriginal unification.