Toiletry Bag - Apere (River Red Gum)

Sale price$50.00
Apere (River Red Gum) designed by Janelle Driver
  • Toiletry/make up bag
  • One main pocket 
  • 25cm long
  • 7cm deep 
  • Cut, assembled and sewn by refugee and recently arrived migrant women at Second Stitch, Melbourne
  • Made from patched together Magpie Goose garment offcuts, ensuring zero waste and maximum enjoyment of beautiful textiles!
  • Fabric designed by Janelle Driver, Ewyenper Atwatye (Hidden Valley) NT



     

    Second Stitch

    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


    Length: 23cm

    Width: 9cm

    Height: 6cm

    Our designs are hand screen printed onto linens, cottons, lyocell/Tencel (a breathable fibre made from eucalyptus pulp) with quality inks and then heat-set.

    While designs are colourfast, they will fade over time.

    Each metre of fabric is hand-printed and is unique - fabulous variations often occur!

    Please treat your wearable art with love and care – we recommend cold hand wash, dry in shade, and reverse iron (but who likes ironing).

    All orders are shipped from Brisbane, Australia.

    Once you place your order, please allow 1-3 business days for it to be processed before shipment (excluding any processing time at our warehouse).

    We will send you a confirmation email with a tracking number as soon as your order has been despatched. Your tracking details will be emailed to you by Australia Post within 24 hours of shipment.

    As a note, please allow 1- 3 business days for your order to be processed at our facilities before shipment, and during peak promotional times, please allow up to 7 business days for processing.

    In the event that you submitted an incorrect email at checkout, please contact our team.

    Shipping prices:

    • Standard Australia Post: AUD $8 (approx 5 business days)
    • Express Australia Post: AUD $11 (approx 1 - 2 business days)
    • Free standard shipping Australia-wide for all orders over $350
    • NZ standard post: $13
    • NZ express post: $20
    • Standard International post: AUD $15
    • Express International Post: AUD $25

    All orders are packed and dispatched from Brisbane (Postcode 4101 if you would like to get an estimate from Aus Post).

    About the artist

    My name is Janelle Driver. My family is Warlpiri but I have lived in Ewyenper Atwatye (Hidden Valley) for more than 7 years. I have always loved doing art and I work on designs with my in-laws. I like coming to the community art centre and participating in workshops and activities, especially pai...

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    Bernie McCormick
    Just perfect

    I am proud to support the first nation's artists and their contribution to the arts. It is a good beautiful practical piece and just plain ethical in every stitch.