Rights Matter

The Story Behind The Brand

Brand Barbwire Noose® began following an Human Rights outcry made by myself against the neglect and sexual abuse I witnessed of clients in government disabled care in South Australia, AUSTRALIA. A fight for better quality of life for Disabled clients in government care leading myself to Trademark register the words Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness® - a slogan which had held a long term place on a yellow curtain blind which was purchased in my teenage years, 2002, whilst still fresh out of home (parental care). I wrote what is now the slogan of the brand after I was sexually abused myself as a teenager by a man that I should have been able to trust. Like the neglected and abused clients should have been able to trust their carer's. Scared to speak out, the slogan represented my internal fight for justice. A slogan representing the struggle I had with the disgusting truth of being sexually violated at 16 years old by mid 30’s police officer and detective Kurt Slaven. 

At the time I initially wrote the line ‘Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness®’ as it was an inspirational and relevant thought. Applicable to what I witnessed - the neglect within Disabled caring, like my fear and silence after being raped as a minor, the main reason for years of silence about this neglect by co-workers was also fear. Fears of harassment and dismissal creating loss of income fears, these fears overriding thoughts of morality and humanity for many around me. I did not share the fear of monetary loss, yet after witnessing police corruption as a 16 year old I did fear the backlash of corrupt powers in my teenage years and early 20’s. Not Now. The police sex offender who offended against myself a corrupt power aligned with biker gangs had also mentioned the corruption of government involving the disabled demographic. At 19 years old, beginning work with the government organization Intellectually Disabled Services Council (IDSC), I started to report to management about and then report the abuse and neglect I witnessed. A teenage whistleblower.

The story of the development of the brand name ‘Barbwire Noose’ and how these words came about are a much more simple and straightforward explanation than the relevance and complexities behind the words ‘Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness’. A passion for Music as much as Fashion, I plucked the Brand name Barbwire Noose® from the Soundgarden song ‘Pretty Noose’ I used as therapy while on paid leave. The words inspiring the Barbwire Noose® name with the title and line from the song expressive of how I felt at the time - ‘And I Don’t Like What You Got Me Hanging From’ thoughts of a strangulation like silencing from the government in my interpretations in the moment of this music. Feeling I was being held in a corner with what I knew of crimes under government departments and being character assassinated as I was outspoken about it. The counselling was being used as an excuse to treat myself like a victim needing mental assistance after I reported the neglect and criminal conduct I witnessed. Expressing my concerns and feelings regarding the severe neglect and traumas these clients endured. I witnessed red raw sexual regions, with hair trimmed on this client vagina. For months I was concerned about the distress of one particular client after a male worker had his night shift. A distinct smell of sex, condom lubricant and vagina fluids, correlating with the red private region of the client and the males shift. Another female client incapacitated and mute would always hold herself extra tight in the fetal position after this males shift with red breasts and also a red private region. The nightshift was traded with a lesbian woman every fortnight. The smell of condom lubricate and vagina fluid never present when the female worker conducted the night shift. Emotionally distressful actions I was witnessing and endured reporting whilst working at Sharley House. The counselling and paid leave just felt like I was being put in a corner, which was exactly what was happening. 

Barbwire Noose® was created at this time in 2005 when I was put on paid leave. The experience of fighting for justice you should not have to fight for and therapy in a song ‘Pretty Noose’ Leading myself to thinking and interpretation of the worst strangulation one could endure - a barbed wire noose. The birth of the brand name 'Barbwire Noose'. The Song by American grunge band Soundgarden and my upset, raging imagination, the birth child for change and motivation to do something more. Contribute to ‘A Better World’. The slogan was too long to be a brand name, Barbwire Noose® instantly resonating as something I liked, was meaningful and was not too long. I secretly trademarked both the Slogan ‘Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness’ with the Brand name ‘Barbwire Noose’ as Intellectual Property at IP Australia 2005 away from prying eyes at my friends parents house. Years later, I started to share my secret brand Barbwire Noose® with the world, printing my first threads in 2008. Barbwire Noose® forging its foundations of Empowerment to make ‘A Better World’.

Autobiography written by Founder Barbwire Noose, rights and acknowledgment to publishers Austin Macaulay Publications.

ISBN: 9781528986397

So Life is just that.​

We all lose ourselves growing up.

Find ourselves when we least expect it.

Face testing experiences and get through.

Better or Worse.

​Liking to think for the better.

Learn from a bad decision - decisions.

Become stronger from experiences.

Life throws Crazy Shit.

We All have Stories.

Some we can share, Some that we wont.

These experiences are Strengths, Not weaknesses.

Choose Courage, Not Fear. Death is Inevitable, the rest is Choice.©


My Story in short;

One Testing Experience Too Many, A Life Of Endless Lives And A Yellow Curtain Blind.


​Life – A dreamy Nightmare that Grips us by the Throat as we enter this Treacherous World and begins to Squeeze as we struggle to drink from the bosom that Feeds us into Destruction. Dying from Birth we tread through Life’s Bullshit to the Inevitable End of Our Existence. Knowing This, we need Not Fear what life has in store. We need Not Punish Ourselves and become a Shadow to society. 'Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness®'. A Weakness that we should Not bow Down to, as we are Inevitably headed Towards what we will Lose at the end of our Existence – Life. Like a 'Barbwire Noose®' the Reality of our world grips us slowly Bleeding us to our Death with No Remorse. We do Not need to endure more pain in the face of Fear. Embrace Life as it sucks your Vital Soul into the Nothingness of Conformation. Do Not Conform as society demands. Live Life to experience your Mind, your Body, your Souls desire and Fuck the World's Bias opinion. Do Not be Sucked into the Oblivion. Do Not Conform. Alone We Stand Hand In Hand, Without Fear.©


- Marcia

'Barbwire Noose', 'Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness' and Barbwire logo are All Registered Trademarks. BARBWIRE NOOSE PTY. LTD.​​


BARBWIRE NOOSE® Clothing and Accessories are Crafted with a Personal Touch and Proudly Australian Owned. Barbwire Noose® is Dedicated to Making 'A Better World™'. Including Organic Materials as an Option on a wide product selection. Active Local, and Worldwide Involvement on Issues, and use of Profits to Support projects with the Same Objectives of 'A Better World™' .

NOTE: Barbwire Noose®  does NOT at All in Anyway condone self harm. We Support and Encourage the Support of Charities which aid in Sustaining Life*.


Animals Unleashed: www.unleashed.org.au/

Sea Shepard Conservation: www.seashepherd.org.au/

*Lifeline: http://www.lifeline.org.au/

(*Zip it Mental Health: www.zipit.org.au/sponsor-a-zipper/)

WSPA: www.wspa.org.au/helping/Default.aspx

Greenpeace: www.greenpeace.org/international/en/

*World Kindness: www.worldkindnessaustralia.org/

*UNWomens Empowerment Champion: https://unwomen.org.au/our-partners/womens-empowerment-principles/


$1.00AUD minimum of your purchase is donated to a cause(s) working towards 'A Better World'. Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness®

Barbwire Noose® *Homegrown* Est 2005.

Do NOT Conform™​  Life-Music-Freedom™​


Experience Life.

Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness®

Marcia Anita Hobbs

Founder and Lead Designer.

Marcia, an outspoken Human Rights Activist defines 'Do NOT Conform' and lives by the brand slogan 'Fear Is The Root Of All Weakness'.


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Registration via SMERGERS or Direct via email.

5 year commitment. $10,000.00 per share, maximum 10 shares. per person.

The Brand - Human Rights Activism. A Better World is the Brands Mission, Vision and Priority. New York Fashion Week upcoming, Global Advertising Campaign, Store availability.

All this financial year (July 2020 - June 2021) projects are finalised. 

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Email: marcia@barbwirenoose.com