Mamamia is supporting women who are running their own race with #ladystartup . Meet the faces behind the businesses we’re celebrating…
Maggie McGowan, and her co-founder Laura Egan, created Magpie Goose with a mission to bring fabulous Aboriginal art to the world through fashion, while offering enterprise learning and employment opportunities to Aboriginal people in partner communities.
In April 2016, Laura asked Maggie what she would be doing if she wasn’t bush lawyering. Her mind immediately turned to the fabulous hand screen printed textiles designed and printed in remote Aboriginal communities.
These textiles tell stories of people, dreaming, landscapes and traditional motifs in a bright, bold and fun contemporary format.
Read Maggie’s interview with Mamamia.
What is Magpie Goose?
Magpie Goose is a social enterprise creating bright and bold statement clothing from fabric designed by Aboriginal artists, and hand screen printed in Australia (some in remote communities and some in Sydney).
The first range features simple, statement pieces that let the textiles do the talking. Since September 2017, Magpie Goose is 100% Australian made, with clothing manufactured in Sydney.
Magpie Goose’s mission is two fold: to share Aboriginal art with a wider audience through fashion, while creating economic and enterprise learning opportunities for Aboriginal people in remote Australia.
Maggie McGowan (left) and Laura Egan (right). Image via Facebook.
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