by Dora Deemal
- 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!
Babatha Nganga (Flowering Gum) by Dora Deemal. Read full artist bio + art story here.
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.
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.
- 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).
Dora is a significant elder of the Binthi clan (one of 32 clan lands of the Guugu Yimithirr tribal nations) and lives in Hopevale in Cape York QLD. Her family totems are Gaalaya (centipede) and Wandarr (white cockatoo). Dora’s mum’s family were from Stonehenge (near Winton QLD). After Dora’s Gra...Read full artist profile
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