Made in Ireland & Wearing Irish

Here’s our Well Fashioned list of Made in Ireland womenswear and accessories. Every brand on this list is championing manufacturing in Ireland, including Northern Ireland  By no means is it comprehensive and I will update the list as I meet more great Well Fashioned makers. If you want to be added to the list, go to Get Featured for more information.  If you are interested in Made in Ireland, you should also check our Wearing Irish feature and Margaret Molloy’s online directory of #wearingirish fashion designers.

SEARCH BY CATEGORY:

Clothing Accessories / Jewellery / Swimwear & Beachwear / Sportswear / Wedding & Bridal-wear / Footwear / Lingerie & Nightwear / Maternity / Knitwear / Tailoring, Dressmakers & Made to Measure 

SEARCH BY PLACE:

Munster / Connacht / Leinster / Ulster 

OR BROWSE THROUGH THE ENTIRE WELL FASHIONED LIST BELOW:

Aine: Glenbrook, Clare @aineknitwear1

Aine combines new textures and modern explosions of colour with traditional lambswool designs. Using interesting stitching techniques to create very unique pieces.

Alice Halliday: West Cork, Cork @AliceHalliday

Alice Halliday creates bespoke womenswear, from ready-to-wear items to bridal gowns, all handmade in West Cork. Her designs have been featured in Vogue and worn by the likes of Francesca Welch.

An Tuirne: Innismore, Aran Islands, Galway 

Each Aran sweater is knitted by hand in homes around the Aran Islands, meaning that An Tuirne’s collection champions Irish tradition. Their collection also includes scarves, hats, gloves and Irish crafts.

Bernie Murphy: Porthaw Glen Buncrana, Donegal @BernieMurphyArt

Inspired by the coast of Donegal, Bernie Murphy’s textile designs aren’t just created to be displayed but also to be worn. Her pieces are truly unique and striking.

Bláithín Ennis: Gorey, Wexford @BlaithinEnnis

Bláithín prides herself on her ability to combine unusual materials and manipulate them to create striking pieces of jewellery.

Brid O Driscoll Millinery: Kinvara, Galway @bodmillinery

Brid O’Driscoll creates bespoke hats and headpeices, perfect for weddings or a trip to the races!

Carol Kennelly: Tralee, Kerry @Carol_Kennelly ‏

In 2010, Carol set up her Millinery business from her home in Kerry and within a month had won Best Hat at Killarney Races. Her designs have also won awards at the Galway races.

Caroline Mitchell: Limerick @carolineknits

Caroline has been a knitwear designer in Limerick for nearly 20 years. Her Unique designs feature hand beaded, crochet and embroidered details on easy to wear shapes, with a focus on colour, texture and comfort.

Carriag Donn: Westport, County Mayo @Carraig_Donn

Carraig Donn describes itself as a boutique in the guise of a department store, with 36 stores across Ireland and it’s manufacturing plant Westport they provide a wide range of Irish clothing and accessories

Chupi: Dublin @ChupiJewelry

Former Topshop designer Chupi Sweetman creates beautiful pieces of jewellery inspired by the natural beauty of feathers, twigs and leaves.

Cladaggh Jewellers: Galway @CladdaghGalway

Claddagh Jewellers have been designing and producing gold, platinum and silver jewellery in their Galway workshops for more than 45 years.

deBlaca: Dublin @deblaca

Artist Mairead deBlaca designs her jewellery based on the beauty of nature, delicate but non-symmetrical representing nature’s irregular nature, resulting in a simple but elegant collection.

Edel MacBride: Sranorlar, Donegal @Knitfield

As a family business Edel MacBride handknit, handloom and crochet luxurious and quality clothing from their workshop in County Donegal.

Edge Only: Dublin @edgeonly

Ethically made luxury jewellery made from sterling silver and solid gold to reflect individual styles and personality.

Elaine Keogh: Birr, Offaly @elainekeoghhats

Elaine’s hats have been seen down the catwalks of London fashion week and gracing the heads of ladies in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. Her hats are entirely handmade, their designs inspired by the Arcadian surroundings of the old mill that is her studio.

Elaine Madigan Cashmere: Dublin @elainemcashmere

Elaine Madigan designs and manufacturers cashmere items of clothing in Ireland using tradition methods of production. Elaine fully immerses herself and her family into the brand and the company ethos, creating a range of warm, cosy and elegant items.

Fabulous Felt: Limerick @fabulousfelt

Fabulous Felt create scarves with a modern twist, made with untreated merino wool which make the items light and breathable.

Foxford Woollen Mills: Foxford, County Mayo @FoxfordMill

Despite have recently expanded their production to contemporary home-ware, Foxford continue to champion traditional weaves creating beautiful scarves at their mill in County Mayo.

Fresh Cuts Clothing: Dublin @FreshCuts 

Fresh Cuts clothing produce simply designed, eco-friendly clothes that people want to wear every day.

Golden Forest Boutique: Cork @mygoldenforest

Golden Forest Boutique create truly stunning unique items of jewellery using eco resin and other gifts from nature.

Grown: Dublin @ClothingGrown

Grown plant a tree for every t-shirt purchase and aim to use biodegradable or recyclable materials in all their designs. 1% of all their profits goes towards helping to protect the environment.

Hazel Comyn Kerry: Cahersiveen, Kerry @HComynDesigns

Hazel travels around Munster to gain inspiration from the beauty of nature and the clean lines of modern architecture. Her beautiful hand made Limerick lace pieces hark back to timeless tradition.

Holden Leathergoods: Dingle, County Kerry @HoldenLeather

Since 1989 Conor Holden has been hand crafting handbags, leather briefcases, wallets and purses in his workshop on the shores of Dingle Harbour.

Inis Meáin: Aran Islands, Galway 

Using the finest yarns, Inis Meáin delve into the Aran Islands’ rich knitting heritage as inspiration for their clothing, for example exploring photographic archives and rediscovering simpler knits of everyday work wear.

Jill de Búrca: Dublin @JillDeBurca

Jill de Búrca champions an Irish Singer Embroidery machines to free-hand satin stitch alongside hand embellishment to create a beautiful collection which remain wearable with a sports luxe edge.

Jrothwell: Dublin @jrothwelldesign

Jennifer Rothwell designs innovative prints with bold colours which she then uses to create a wide range of clothing and accessories.

Keem: Malahide, Dublin @keemclothing

Keem are a new fashion brand which create classic contemporary separates and outerwear which you can wear whatever the season or trend

Kerry Woolen Mills: Kilarney, Kerry 

The woollen mills have been creating fabrics and yarn from fine wool for over 300 years in the Ring of Kerry. Today the mill created wool sweaters, scarves, tweed caps and more.

Liz Christy: Annayalla, Monaghan @LizChristy

Liz Christy is a textile designer and hand-weaver. She works in her workshop in Monagon to create colourful and fun hand-weaved scarves.

Lovern: Galway @LovernLeathers

Lovern bags are inspired by the designers quest to recreate a beautiful bag handed down to her by her mother, they are now available in a scallop and curved design and a variety of colours!

Magee 1866: Donegal Town, Donegal @Magee1866

Magee are still designing and weaving luxury fabrics in Donegal – the ever-changing land and seascapes surrounding Donegal inspire colours and designs

Mamukko: Kinsale, Cork @mamukko

Mamukko is an eco-friendly venture by two Hungarian brothers. They upcycle old items, including life rafts and original sails and combine them with leather to create quality unique bags.

Manley: Dublin @Manley

Describing their collection as embracing ‘edgy femininity’, Manley’s jewellery collection is particularly striking, offering statement pieces to make any outfit stand out. Manley’s jewellery is all made in Ireland whilst their clothing lines are made in Italy.

Niall Tyrrell: Dublin @NiallTyrrell

Niall Tyrrell’s designs have often graced the red carpet on the backs of celebrities and politicians. His designs are elegant and sophisticated, but unique enough to stand out from the crowd.

Sophie Rieu: Enniskerry, Wicklow @SophieRieuIrel

Sophie Rieu is an Ireland based sustainable fashion designer. She has recently closed her brand ‘unicorn’ and now retails by appointment and online whilst also offering a made to order service.

The Donegal Shop: Dublin @DonegalShop

The Donegal shop sources all of it’s items from around Ireland but tries to retain an emphasis on products made in Donegal in particular, including hand knitted products from local Donegal knitters. 

The Cat and the Moon: Sligo @CatandtheMoon

Established by jewellery designer, Martina Hamilton, the Cat and the Moon have championed individual small enterprise craft makers of Ireland for over 25 years.

The Kinsale Leather Co.: Kinsale, Cork @kinsaleleather

Founded by Dee Mangan in 2014, all Kinsale Leather Co’s tote, clutch, backpacks, overnight bags etc. are all handmade in the beautiful seaside town of Kinsale.

The Tweed Project: Galway @thetweedproject

The Tweed Project creates bespoke tweed garments which combine traditional Irish fabrics with modern tailoring.

Triona: Ardara, Donegal @TrionaDesign

Triona specialise in producing hand-made exquisite tweed clothing in Ireland.