Irish Times Feature

Sustainable fashion: the key Irish players

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Irish Times, 18 June 2016

Ethical, environmentally friendly labels are making clothes in organic cotton and silk, and local tweed

In Ireland a growing number of small brands and young designers driven by ethical concerns are creating collections that are also aesthetically pleasing.

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This new luxury Irish clothing brand uses ecological textiles and Fairtade manufacture with QR (quick response) coding giving 100 per cent transparency and traceability. Founder Dubliner Denise Thomas, who has a background in graphic design, photography and fashion design, has created a collection of six pieces made from Turkish Fairtrade cotton and a special woven fabric inspired by Irish dry stone walls for which she is sourcing crowd funding. The clothes will be stocked by Om Diva, Not Just A Label and Wolf & Badger.

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