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Magpie Goose

Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: Australia

Magpie Goose is an Aboriginal Australian-owned social enterprise that partners with Aboriginal artists in regional and remote communities to design powerful statement clothing.

Magpie Goose sustainability rating


3 out of 5


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Overall rating: Good

Our ratings are based on a scale from 1 (We avoid) to 5 (Great) How we rate

Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on the environmental policies in their supply chains, from carbon emissions and wastewater to business models and product circularity. Here we rate Magpie Goose “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials including linen.
  • There’s no evidence it’s taking meaningful action to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in manufacturing.
  • It avoids plastic packaging.
  • To minimise waste, it reuses all of its textile offcuts.

Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assess brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labour to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate Magpie Goose “It's a Start”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It partners with independent Aboriginal artists and Aboriginal art centres.
  • Its entire final production stage is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA).
  • It partly traces its supply chain including all of the final production stage.
  • There’s no evidence it ensures workers are paid living wages in its supply chain.

Brands’ animal welfare policies and, where applicable, how well they trace their animal-derived products are the focus of our “Animals” rating. Here we rate Magpie Goose “Good”. It doesn’t appear to use animal-derived materials but doesn’t claim to be a vegan brand.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Magpie Goose “Good” overall.

Last updated June 2023