Ireland’s design identity has been stamping its mark on catwalks and look-books the world over thanks to a new generation of designers remixing the traditional into something fresh, fashion-forward and contemporary.

Taking their inspiration from Ireland’s beautiful surroundings, our makers are tapping into myths and legends, ancient landmarks and stories and fusing them with natural materials that offer a modern take on the traditional. These designers use skills that are hundreds, sometimes thousands of years old, but produce work that’s right at home in today’s world.

Liz Christy

Beautifully crafted and presented scarves by Liz Christy are given as gifts when something special is required. Gifting is a big part of life, be it for personal or business reasons. Gifts reflect the values of the giver and the esteem in which the receiver is held and Liz Christy Read more

McConnell Wollen Mills

Anne is the face and the award-winning Irish knitwear brands Áine Knitwear, McConnell Menswear and McConnell Living, under the umbrella of McConnell Wollen Mills Ltd. Ireland. A home-grown graduate from the distinguished Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) with a degree in fashion design and a specialty in knitwear, Read more

Tracy Gilbert

Tracy Gilbert is a Dublin-based jeweler with a grá (love) for creating contemporary jewelry that captures the essence of Ireland and its people. Transforming traditional Celtic symbolism, Irish culture and heritage into distinctive pieces of jewelry is at the heart of Tracy’s creations. Having been commissioned to make a necklace Read more

House of Kerry

Christine O’Donoghue de Vries is a sustainable artist and fashion designer who creates wearable art from her watercolor paintings, photography and screen prints. Having spent years away from her hometown of Muckross, Killarney, on her return she felt compelled to document through design and imagery a world that remained largely Read more

An Carraig

An Carraig Textile Workshop in Carraig Foyle, Forth Mountain, Wexford is a delightful place where you will find award winning designer and maker Máiréad Cairbre. Máiréad is a member of the Wexford Craft Trail and The Makers House in Wexford town. Her textile workshop incorporates the Tír na nÓg Creations Read more

Kilkenny Silver

Kilkenny Silver is a family-run sterling silver wholesale jewelry company based in County Kilkenny on Ireland’s Ancient East. A well-established business trading for two generations, it is now a part of the Kilkenny landscape for almost 40 years. Kilkenny Silver stock and design a wide range of Celtic sterling silver Read more

Rita White

Rita White is an Irish artist and print designer based in Ireland. Her background in nursing, psychology, and psychotherapy greatly influence her work, adding depth and meaning to her hand drawings. Rita also has a first-class honors degree in art & design. While her work isn’t blatantly Irish, the stories Read more

Jayne Gillan Designs

In the beautiful setting of the Slieve Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula, you will find Jayne Gillan felting in her home studio. Her light-filled studio looks straight up at the mountain and out over Tralee Bay towards the Atlantic Ocean; her source of inspiration and creativity. Jane trained as Read more

Jennifer Rothwell

Jennifer Rothwell promotes Irish heritage and culture through her innovative fashion. Renowned for her iconic colorful prints, this multi-award-winning fashion designer digitally prints and manufactures her designs in Ireland. Jennifer is reigniting the Celtic revival (also known as the Celtic twilight) of the 19th and 20th centuries in the 21st Read more

Fashion Forward Knitwear

Established in 1965 by Tom and Sally Lane, Erin Knitwear specialize in a wide range of hand-knitted products. Today this Cork based company is still owned by the Lane family and run by Tom’s sons Billy and John Lane. Erin Knitwear began by producing both traditional and fashionable Aran handknits Read more

Alexandra Zolich

Alexandra Zolich is an artist and designer who moved to Ireland to study textile design at NCAD in Dublin. Alexandra’s passion for combining art with textiles led to her own brand, Alexa Design, which can be found in Marion Cuddy, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin and also in The Design Loft, Read more