Ethical fashion label Magpie Goose – named after the native Australian bird – features designs by Aboriginal artists living in remote communities in the top end.
The vivid designs are hand screen-printed then made by Ethical Clothing Australia-accredited manufacturers in Sydney.
Former lawyer Maggie McGowan founded the label in 2016 after falling in love with the work she saw in the art centres she regularly visited during her time working in legal aid in remote Indigenous communities.
The label pops up at Ensemble this weekend with its latest collection: collaborations with Borroloola and Urapunga artists plus prints from Tiwi Islands, Maningrida and Gunbalanya communities. Expect bold, colourful patterns on simple cuts – dresses, skirts, shorts and tops – for women, men and babies.
Magpie Goose pops up at Ensemble on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14 from 10am to 3pm.