Kuwarri - an Indigenous inspired design created by our Fortify Gear Athlete Linc Bowman who worked with Aboriginal artist Zachary Bennett-Brook from Saltwater Dreamtime.
The word Kuwarri means Large shield in the Gurindji dialect which is where our Athlete Linc has his roots. This ties our name Fortify to Kuwarri as our gear is made to protect and give power like the shield.
"The design for the Kuwarri draws on the Sun as giver of life, the circular patterns around are the athletes and how they are connected to the Power we get from it. The colours are a step away from the traditional ochre and earth tones because we want to stand out and show that the aboriginal culture is deep in tradition but the next generation of leaders are shining bright in the future.We use the sun for energy, it wakes us up in the morning to go and achieve our goals during the day and as it goes down we recover and reset."
The design is also about promoting Indigenous culture through sport, health and fitness and to share Australia's deep history. A $10 donation will be made to NASCA on the sale of every pair of knee sleeves to help support young indigenous athletes. NASCA utilizes the power of structured sporting and cultural programs to harness the educational, employment and health aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
Sold in pairs.
- 7mm soft neoprene
- 4 panel construction to help compress and support the knee
- Double stitched seams on all panels
- The perfect lifting sleeve - 4cms longer to help further support the VMO