First Impressions Last: New Brands at Showcase 2022
Let us introduce you to some Showcase newcomers
Recently featured in British Vogue, SARAHON is an Irish hat collection combining hand sewing and other slow fashion techniques with the latest in innovative technology. Creative Director Sarah O'Neill interned at Philip Treacy and Iris Van Herpen before starting her own label and each of her designs starts life as a digital sculpture made using 3D software. It is then digitally painted and printed out as patterns using Japanese software. Limited edition pieces with a techno twist, you’ll find Sarahon at Stand E92c in the Industries Hall.
De Gordun design studio creates vibrant and artistic yet functional items for the home. The brand uses a material called Jesmonite to produce vibrant and unusual candle holders, vessels and trays with a unique aesthetic. Jesmonite is a water-based, non-solvent material which is used by the craft and design industry as well as the construction industry as a more eco-friendly alternative to concrete. With the tagline “Challenge the ordinary and invite maximalism into your home” de Gordon is a new brand with fresh ideas. Find de Gordon at Stand C72 in the DCCI Members Area.
Úna Burke Leather
With a celebrity following that includes music icons Janet Jackson, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, these products are designed for the customer who appreciates quality, heritage and creativity. These collections are timeless, elegant, considered, sculptural and sustainable. Úna Burke Leather products are worn every day by loyal customers, but they have also been commissioned for blockbusters such as the Hunger Games and Star Trek Discovery. All styles are crafted entirely by hand in the Úna Burke atelier in the West of Ireland and made using top grade full-grain vegetable tanned cowhides and joined with solid brass hardware, sourced mainly in the UK and Italy. These exquisitely crafted accessories can be found at Stand C93 in the DCCI Members Area.
John Collins Design
John Collins moved back to Ireland after 25 years in the UK running a successful blacksmithing business and began to work on a range of steel wall art and interior sculptures. His pieces are designed, forged, textured and gilded in his studio in Co. Donegal by himself and his team. The result is a collection of beautiful, yet affordable, wall art pieces which will appeal to a wide range of customers both private and commercial. Find favourites such as the wall mounted gingko leaves and seaweed sculptures at Stand J3 in the Local Enterprise Hall.
Sealore Marine Botanicals is a 100% natural and certified organic skincare brand whose core essence is wild Irish organic seaweed and aromatherapy. Sealore delivers luxurious, potent marine concentrates that work to soothe, nourish and strengthen skin while simultaneously supporting each body system for optimum health. Designed for both professional and home use, each of Sealore’s products showcases the natural skin and health benefits of marine botanicals that have been sourced in Co. Leitrim, Ireland. The ingredients used are naturally rich in nutrients and antioxidants and combined with natural medicinal herbs and essential oils to balance and renew the skin. Independently owned, by a female-led mother and daughter team, Sealore create each product to prioritise self-care and to balance the mind, body and soul. Find Sealore at Stand J29.
The Linen Shirt Company
The Linen Shirt Company is one of two brands owned by Dfm Clothing, an Irish family business manufacturing in Ireland since the 1940s. The company is passionate about innovating and about bolstering clothing manufacturing in Ireland. The Linen Shirt company products are designed, cut and sewn in Ireland and the owners work closely with Irish linen weavers to source the fabrics that go into their new contemporary linen collection. Find this new collection at Stand C98 in the DCCI Members Area.
RusTech Wood is a wood manufacturing company based in Co. Galway, Ireland with a passion for bringing natural wood to life. The company designs a range of wooden products but has fast become known for its watches made using Irish wood with a story. Inspired by W.B Yeats' poem The Wild Swans of Coole, for example, RusTech’s ‘Yew’ watch uses yew wood sourced from Coole Park in Co. Galway - the home of Lady Gregory (dramatist, folklorist and founder of the Abbey Theatre). The brand has just launched its ‘Cooper’ watch made from Irish whiskey casks sourced from a renowned distiller in Co. Cork. With the tagline “Bring A Little Piece Of Ireland Wherever You Go” you can take Ireland with you and be on time too. Find RusTech at Stand E92a.