Over the last few years, more and more wonderful Irish brands with a commitment to ethical, sustainable sourcing and production process have started to emerge. And I am on a mission to capture them all in one place!
The below list is the beginning of what will hopefully turn into a full directory of ethical and sustainable Irish brands.
If you want to be added to the list or know of a brand that should be featured here, please get in touch at email@example.com
Alice Halliday is an Irish based fashion designer/stylist specialising in womenswear. Her ranges include ready-to-wear, accessories and couture, she also creates bespoke bridal gowns and headpieces. Each piece is delicately and beautifully handmade by Alice in her home studio in West Cork.
As someone who cares strongly about the environment, Alice strives to contribute towards creating a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry. She focuses on using unique, reclaimed vintage and antique materials as much as possible.
Edge Only is luxury jewellery founded by former Irish radio DJ Jenny Huston. Jenny believes in ethical luxury and quality craftsmanship so all of Edge Only’s production is done in Ireland with care, ensuring beautifully finished designs that you can feel great about in every respect.
THE ETHICAL SILK COMPANY
Eva Power grew up around silk and has had a lifetime love for this natural fabric. Through researching silk production, Eva became aware of the unethical processes being used and went in search of a more eco-friendly, ethical option. She discovered Ahimsa ‘peace’ silk, a particular eco-friendly silk production process where no animals are harmed.
The Ethical Silk Company creates a range of beautiful products including mulberry loungewear, pillowcases, robes and scarves.
After identifying a growing movement of companies placing strong emphasis on social responsibility, Fresh Cuts launched their fashion lifestyle brand in December 2014.
This Dublin-based brand produce simply designed, eco-friendly clothes that people want to wear every day and ensure that all their clothing are produced ethically and under fair working conditions.
Grown is a newly launched ethical ocean brand which has been designed and styled to create change.
Offering a wide range of beautiful and unique t-shirts, Grown aims to use local, fully organic, biodegradable and recyclable materials. They also plant a tree for every t-shirt purchased!
KEEM is a new Irish eco-luxury fashion brand, designing wearable collections of classic contemporary separates and outwear.
Inspired by Keem, Achill Island on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, their clothes are all created in natural fibres, certified organic cotton and 100% faux fur ethical luxury.
Mamukko was founded by two Hungarian brothers, Levente & Attila Magyar settled in one of the nicest corners of the world, Kinsale – Ireland.
With their passion for design and creativity, the Magyar brothers source unique & original sails, life rafts, leather, and textiles and upcycle them into boutique manufactured one-offs & limited edition eco–friendly sailing, fashion & lifestyle bags.
Sophie Rieu launched her sustainable fashion label in May 2003, becoming the first to do so in Ireland. Sophie uses organic fair-trade cotton, Irish linen and silk in her clothes. Everything is made in her studio in Wicklow.
THE TWEED PROJECT
From their base in Galway, designers Triona and Aoibheann created The Tweed Project, a collection of handmade, one off pieces with modern tailoring. The collection is made entirely of Irish fabrics. The Tweed Project is also part of The Slow Fashion movement.
WE ARE ISLANDERS
Rosie O’Reilly and Kate Nolan are behind the wonderful We Are Islanders. They are committed to creating unique pieces that are produced locally using only sustainable materials. Each piece tells a beautiful story centred on ethically chosen materials and innovative processes.
WHITE AND GREEN
Having grown up in beautiful County Wicklow, Sari, Rebecca, Danielle and Andrea have always wanted to lead an organic lifestyle. After learning of the importance of ethical consumption and driven by their passion for a great night’s sleep, they created White & Green, Ireland’s first and only organic fairtrade cotton bedding products company.