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Sophie Rieu is an award-winning sustainable fashion label based in Ireland. French designer Sophie Rieu founded her eco and socially responsible ready-to-wear label Unicorn in 2003 and followed on with her eponymous brand of sustainable womenswear in 2015. She is passionate about using ethically-sourced natural and organic fabrics of exquisite quality, including organic cotton, linen, wool, and silk. Her style motto is ‘understated timeless elegance with a pinch of quirkiness’ . She specialises in tailored fitted separates and feminine dresses suitable for work or play. She loves a fabulously-cut coat or jacket and instills her pieces with a special “je ne sais quoi” that confers them their unique character. She designs and makes all her collections in Co Wicklow and Dublin, Ireland.
Sophie has built a loyal clientele of fans who say they still wear and love her designs bought over ten years ago.
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What our customers say about us…

  • "I have been wearing Sophie's beautiful clothes now for at least 10 years. I find it impossible not to be tempted each season as she always manages to come up with something exciting and unique. The fabrics she uses, while natural, are of the highest quality and simply delightful to wear. It is indeed a real pleasure to wear clothes from 'The Garden of Unicorn’” - Mary Nolan

    Mary Nolan
  • "As promised a photo of the most amazing dress you made for me. I felt amazing in it and so comfortable. It was more than I could wish for. Thank you so much, you received so many compliments on the day and after.”

    Elaine Lawless
  • "Thanks a mill for your absolute attention to detail with all the dresses.”

    Claire Flatley
  • "Thank you for the beautiful quality you bring to the clothes I wear.”

    Judy Kelly
  • I have been a client of The Garden of Unicorn since Sophie first opened her shop in Greystones. I love her designs – each one is special and unique. The timeless, classic style of her pieces never dates. I look forward to each new season’s creations to add to my growing Unicorn wardrobe!

    Helen O'Sullivan
  • I have been a customer at the Garden of Unicorn for the past four years. I cannot speak highly enough of Sophie's designs and their uniqueness which always catches the eye. Her attention to detail is superb. Her advice on what she feels will suit me is always given while at the same time listening to what I feel comfortable with. The cosy atmosphere in the shop, the personal service and the friendliness are second to none. I love her use of all natural fabrics. Her designs are timeless and suitable to wear to any occasion.

    Nora Brennan
  • I have been a customer at the Garden of Unicorn for the past four years. I cannot speak highly enough of Sophie's designs and their uniqueness which always catches the eye. Her attention to detail is superb. Her advice on what she feels will suit me is always given while at the same time listening to what I feel comfortable with. The cosy atmosphere in the shop, the personal service and the friendliness are second to none. I love her use of all natural fabrics. Her designs are timeless and suitable to wear to any occasion.

    Nora Brennan

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