Put provenance first this season and make 'Made in Munster' the label to be seen in. With outstanding craftmanship and commitment to quality, these homegrown designers are making Munster-made fashion wish list worthy around the world. Shopping local has never looked so good. Carolyn Moore reports.
Waterford’s Bébhinn McGrath inherited her passion for slow, beautifully crafted design from her mother and grandmother. Time honoured skills and Irish yarns go into each design. Sweater, €140, bebhinn.ie
Marion Murphy Cooney made her name dressing Ireland’s most stylish women, and her reputation for stunning occasion wear has put her Tipperary atelier on the map. Dress, €395, marionmurphycooney.com
From her studio in Kinsale, awardwinning milliner Tina Coyne creates bespoke hats which have crowned more winning Ladies Day looks than you can shake a feather at. Headpiece, €195, elizabethchristinadesign.com
Master weaver John Cahill started as an apprentice at Muckross House in Kerry in 1976. Today he continues to design and weave accessories for Mucros Weavers, like this alpaca and silk scarf, €100 momuse.ie
Celebrating 30 years in Dingle this year, Conor Holden's timeless designs and exceptional craftmanship ensure every Holden Leathergoods piece will stand the test of time. Orla drawstring bag, €495, holdenleathergoods.com
Trained in Florence, Maria Dorai-Raj brings her uniquely modern designs to life in Cork using both traditional and contemporary jewellery making techniques. Plexus necklace, €890, mariadorairaj.com
At McConnell Woollen Mills in Clare, Anne Behan draws on the rich tradition of knitwear in the West of Ireland to create contemporary knits in luxurious yarns for the international market. Sweater €150, see mcconnellwoollenmills.ie for stockists.
DAmien and Joi Hannigan are the duo behind 31 Chapel Lane, a slow, sustainable fashion house in Limerick, making 'everday perennials' designed to last a life time. Kai Irish linen dress €395 31chapellane.come
On the Dingle Penninsula, jeweler Brian de Staic melds Celtic influences and age old tradition with 40 years of experience, creating a modern take on Irish design. Torc earrings, priced from €75 to €495, briandestaic.com