Scrunchie - Billabong
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- Linen hair scrunchie, elasticised for perfect fit
- Match your favourite Magpie Goose outfit or add a splash of print + colour to your everyday outfit!
- Cut, assembled and sewn by refugee women at Second Stitch, Melbourne
- Made from Magpie Goose offcuts, ensuring zero waste and maximum enjoyment of beautiful textiles!
Artist - Margaret Duncan
Margaret Duncan was born in Ngukurr (Roper River Mission) in 1959, but grew up in nearby Urapunga. Her Aboriginal name is Bowngyii. Her mother’s family is Milwarapra (kangaroo people); they belong to country of Urapunga, Roper Bar and Ngukurr. Her father’s country is Elcho Island.
Margaret comes from a family who are all artists – her three brothers and two sisters are painters, weavers and carvers. Margaret used art as an escape; a way to keep strong and remember country. “When I was trapped in town, and couldn’t do the thing I really wanted to do (like fishing), I would sit down and do painting – imagining me inside that painting, being in country.”
Art story - Billabong
“In my design I show the food and animals in the billabong. The billabong reminds me of a big shop – where you can do one big shopping.
There are so many things that you can get – like the lily roots, mussels, fish, water beetles, you can get the sweet potato inside the water, and other bush tucker.
There’s ‘yarlbun’ - it has a lot of seeds inside. It sits under the water. We break it off, and take it out, and when we get as many as we can, we then dry the seed in the sun, for a couple of days, and then we crush it up and make it into a damper. We grind it, and cook it in the hot ashes.
My mum used to take me all the time with my brothers and sisters to get all different types of bush tucker.”
Second Stitch is a Refugee/Asylum Seeker run textiles enterprise. In their Coburg, Melbourne studio, newly-arrived migrants, asylum seekers, and refugee women learn new skills and connect with the community. Second Stitch offers a clothing alteration service and produces a range of handmade products (including face masks - currently in hot demand!), while also running sewing + product development workshops.
Many of the women are working towards a Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production. Through Second Stitch they also receive customer service training, build business skills and access specialised mentoring from industry professionals.
Magpie Goose X Second Stitch collaboration
Magpie Goose x Second Stitch presents an accessories range using textile offcuts from Magpie Goose garment production. The collaboration enables those newly arrived to Australian shores to connect with, learn about and celebrate First Nations people and culture. These products have been made by the hands of people from countries as diverse as Somalia and Eritrea, Syria and Turkey; and the products are adorned with designs by Aboriginal people from diverse Aboriginal country across Australia - from Guugu Yimithirr and Alawa, to Winparrku and Ngurrapalangu.
Solo scrunchie post in Australia (fits in an envelope): $2
Standard Australia Post: AUD $8 (approx 5 business days)
Express Australia Post: AUD $11 (approx 1 - 2 business days)
Standard International post: AUD $15
Express International Post: AUD $25
Free standard shipping Australia-wide for all orders over $500
All orders are packed and dispatched from country Victoria (Postcode 3685 if you would like to get an estimate from Aus Post). Orders made before 2pm will be posted that day, and after 2pm will be posted next business day.
Our guarantee: returns and exchanges
We want you to be happy with your Magpie Goose item + for it to fit well. We will exchange, provide a store credit, or provide a refund if your item does not fit or if the piece is not right for you! Full returns policy here.