If you’re on the lookout for something special for yourself or as a gift, these pieces, from handbags to headbands, are from some of the best Irish-made accessories labels in Ireland
As we take steps towards pre-pandemic life after months of lockdown, lots of us are opting to treat ourselves. If you have a summer wedding or occasion coming up, or want to find something special for a loved one’s birthday or big day, today we’re taking a look back at some of the previous winners and runners in the Accessories Category of the Irish Made Awards.
We are thrilled to welcome Spotlight Oral Care to the Irish Made Awards 2021 as our Accessories Category sponsor. Created by Galway sisters, Dr Lisa and Dr Vanessa Creaven, Spotlight Oral Care aims to create the best oral health products, to educate and promote oral care, empowering people to engage with true customised preventative oral care. The toothpaste tubes are made from sugar cane, making them the world’s first ever 100% recyclable tube.
Have you got an accessories business based here in Ireland? Be sure to enter the Irish Made Awards now! Deadline is midnight on Monday June 7th. For details on how to enter, see the Awards page, and FAQs here.
Meet the past Drink winners and runners-up of the Irish Made Awards:
Aoife Mullane Design: Our 2020 Irish Made Award winner was Aoife Mullane Design, who grew up right by the sea and thanks to nature’s ever changing colours and patterns for the inspiration for her fabric designs. After graduating in printed textiles from NCAD, Aoife now creates a variety of accessories as well as her signature interiors items. Check out the luxury gold crackle velvet scrunchie below.
Holden Leather Goods: Holden Leather Goods price themselves on their uncompromising commitment to quality and design which earned them an international reputation. The Irish Made Award 2020 runner-up is one of the longest established leather goods brands, celebrating over 30 years of craftsmanship in Dingle. Bring this gorgeous backpack on your next summer outing.
Emily Jean Millinery: Another 2020 Irish Made Award runner-up was the premium headwear Designer, Founder and Creative Director Emily Jean O Byrne. Established in 2007, the business built up a reputation for high end, individual and bespoke designs. Emily has over ten years of experience in hat styling, and guiding clients through every aspect of their appearance for special occasions.
Aoife Harrison Design: Our 2019 Irish Made Awards winner is Aoife Harrison Design, a Dublin-based milliner who has been creating bespoke hats since 2008. Her eye-catching designs are crafted only from the most sumptuous fabrics, lending her palette of muted earth tones and jewel colours the most opulent of effects. Shop this one-of-a-kind feather hat for your next special occasion.
Stable of Ireland: Stable of Ireland was our 2019 runner-up for The Irish Made Awards. Founded in 2015 by Francis Duff and Sonia Reynolds to present the very best of Irish style and traditions to like-minded people who value quality craft and the time it takes to create something special. Feel snug on summer nights in your garden with this lovely navy wicker blanket.
Kinsale Leather Co: Kinsale Leather Co was our 2017 Irish Made Awards winner. Dee Mangan began her business with the aim of creating lifelong leather companions. She wants to allow the simplicity of the design and quality of leather to speak for itself. Have you taken up writing during lockdown? Try this unique leather journal.
To enter this year’s awards, send us a pitch telling us why your company and product should win. Find out more about requirements here. The Irish Made Awards 2021 are proudly supported by Guaranteed Irish and Design and Crafts Council Ireland.