Madge Bowen + Gertie Deeral with their designs, part of the Magpie Goose X HopeVale Arts + Culture Centre collab from 2018/2019
With the headquarters of Magpie Goose now being in Brisbane we thought it was important to create a collection that celebrated QLD artists and their designs and what better platform than Cairns Indigenous Art Fair! (This went online due to covid - check out the fashion show , below!)
Uncle Noel burning his clapsticks at the Jinibara Gallery, Woodford Folk Festival; Jason Murphy talking about his Yellow Fella design on stage
Over the following months, production manager Belle pitched some new styles (hello relaxed waist pants + cropped tank, you little bewdies!!); sourced fabrics; connected with new screen printers; oversaw strike offs.
Troy threw himself into understanding the mechanics of the business - fully understanding the cost of make, connecting with Copyright agency, tracking and recording our impact, making decisions on buttons, zips + base cloths, and finally recruiting photographers + models for product shoots! Co-founder Maggie met regularly with Troy to skill him up on content creation, all things Shopify + sales, and editing the online store! (The sexy side of fashion!)