“ A business established in 1996 in Western Sydney, enduring many challenges is now a well sought after brand”
Indigiearth is 100% award winning Aboriginal owned and operated, well established in the great wine country of Central West NSW, Mudgee, after relocating from Sydney in 2012. Founded by Sharon Winsor, a Ngemba Weilwan woman of Western NSW. Sharon, born in Gunnedah NSW, spent the first 10 years of childhood growing up in Rocky Glen, between Gunnedah & Coonabarabran. Attending Coonabarabran primary school 35klms away. Sharon’s greatest past time was collecting bush fruits and catching yabbies, and collecting cans to cash in for pocket money. Eating bush foods in the wild was a necessity during childhood, now she has pure pride and passion in being able to bring what Mother Earth has provided for everyone, in many different ways, and in its purist form. Sharon finished primary and secondary school in Gunnedah. Born to an Aboriginal mother, descending from Gulargambone and a white Australian father from Coonabarabran.
Battling against all odds and struggling through many lifestyle challenges with her first child being stillborn and some years later the victim of severe domestic violence that resulted in severe depression and despair. Sharon used her darkest moments to turn life around for herself and her children by building a great business. Sharon is now a single mum of 2 healthy teenage children. Being no stranger to hardships, Sharon began her first business venture in 1996 in Western Sydney & Indigiearth has been a result of evolving business with continued learning, growth and confidence.
With a long history of successful business, Indigiearth is a showcase of Australian native products at its best. Defying all trends this small, determined Aboriginal business demonstrated longevity, diversity, survival and success. Sharon has been awarded Winner NSW Business Leader of the Year 2013 (first ever Aboriginal recipient), Winner of NSW Central West Business Leader Awards in 2013, Winner of the 2010 AIMSC Supplier Diversity Award for work done with Marriott Hotels, and also a finalist in the Gnunkai Indigenous Tourism Award 2007 & 2009.
Indigiearth has touched the lives of many, through employment, educating the wider community about Indigenous Australia and culture. Indigiearth, continues to grow, expand, achieve, educate and bring Natural Earth products and services to people wherever they are.
Where possible, our raw native fruits, produce and materials are purchased from Aboriginal communities across the country ensuring that employment, income and education stay within the community. Sharon has also been active in assisting Aboriginal communities to set up wild harvesting and business enterprises and purchases produce back from those communities.
2013 NSW Business Leader
NSW Business Chamber
2013 Central West Business Leader
Central West Business awards
Supplier Diversity partnership of the year for work done with Marriott hotel
We are very happy to share the wonderful work that has been done by a great person and a professional agency, who have been great to work with, who designed and completed our graphic design/ re branding and packaging work.
Marcus Lee designs is a Melbourne based Aboriginal graphic designer and also an approved IBA consultant.