Magpie Goose happenings

Magpie Goose Katherine screenprinting pilot

Magpie Goose Katherine screenprinting pilot

In September 2017 we offered screenprinting training to interested jobseekers in Katherine. Here we discuss what we learnt, what might be next, and share some photos of the crew printing.

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Kalumburu Photography Collective nails the brief!

Kalumburu Photography Collective nails the brief!

In late 2017 Magpie Goose commissioned the recently formed Kalumuburu Photograph Collective (KPC) for a selection of images showcasing Magpie Goose's first range.

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Celebrating our Kickstarter Backers

Celebrating our Kickstarter Backers

Hello there! Today we want to give a big shoutout to our first Kickstarter backers.  Last year we had an idea to create fabulous clothes from the beautiful hand screenprinted textiles being produced by remote art centres. In early 2017 we decided to launch a pre-order campaign on Kickstarter (crowdfunding platform), to help us understand the appetite for these clothes, and raise the much needed funds to start the business. The response was phenomenal. We reached our target of $20,000 within the first day (!!!), and within the month we had tipped $103,000. After this I was able to hang up my lawyer...

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from Bali to Bankstown - Magpie Goose manufacturing

from Bali to Bankstown - Magpie Goose manufacturing

We have some exciting news From November 2017 Magpie Goose clothing will be 100% Australian made. But first let us sing the praises of our fabulous tailors in Bali. We first met Ayu and her cousin's son Made in their workshop in April 2016. They came recommended by a friend, and were instantly fabulous business partners. They understood the value of the fabric, the time and effort it took to screenprint and the special stories depicted on the textiles.        Here's Laura explaining to Ayu and Made how the fabric is made There were heaps of benefits to...

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New prints from Urapunga and Borroloola artists on the way!

New prints from Urapunga and Borroloola artists on the way!

The stars recently aligned in KATHERINE (Fashion Capital Of The World) to enable Margaret and Rhonda Duncan and Nancy McDinny and Stewart Hoosan create some new textile prints for Magpie Goose! It all went down at Katherine Regional Arts - a local arts organisation with a small but powerful staff, who had invited the very excellent screen printing master Tim Growcott to undertake a residency in Katherine and share his skills with the community! We were lucky enough to lure emerging fashion designer/textile master Millie Shorter down from Darwin, along with the fabulous  Humpty Doo/Brisbane film maker Thea Shroeder!  Here's Margaret and...

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