Maggie May

Maggie May is the very first cut & sew collection by Gammin threads and is a celebration of Vic mob - referencing some of our key figures, matriarchs and stories. True to the gammin aesthetic, inspo came from 1970s Fitzroy, 80s punk, 90s pop culture, old family photos and all the cool aunties we know. The end result is a range that's bright, bold and proudly Koori.
The Maggie Tee is a tribute to my Nan, Theresa Maggie Walsh, whose spirit visits in the form of the magpie-lark.
The Granny Annie Hoodie pays respect to my third great-grandma Annie Hamilton, a freshwater river woman who took stolen children on paddle-steamer journeys along the Murray and Murrumbidgee so they could visit their families.
This big aunty energy is continued through the Matriarchy Mesh Dress featuring the deadly leopard print.
The historic Blak neighbourhood Ngár-go/Fitzroy, a special place for blackfellas, is referenced through the Dirty Gertie Crew. It honours both our fearless Elders who led Melbourne’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights movement from Gertrude Street - as well as Gertrude Street itself - as a meeting place for displaced mob looking for their families.
Bunjil, a key figure for Kulin mob, appears throughout the range reminding us to be respectful of the land and people.
Through bright colours and playful prints, each piece in the Maggie May collection is a tribute to a different aspect of our culture and history. The range is both Mob and Ally friendly and you're encouraged to share the history and culture behind the designs.
This collection was made possible thanks to Creative Victoria.