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My most sustainable collection yet

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I set myself the challenge of making my most sustainable collection yet this Autumn. After seeing Demain (Tomorrow, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUN0QxRB7e0 ) last April in France, I just needed to do something about what I will call “my stock situation”. Ever since I started making in the fashion world, one question kept on coming back : what is the point of producing more fashion, more clothes, when resources are limited and there are already so many out there?! And every time I fell in love with new fabrics and the creative juices kept me going and I replied to my question saying: “Well you’re offering an alternative Sophie, what you’re making is as thought through as possible in terms of low impact and you produce fairly and locally….

5 Years at the Garden of Unicorn

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I just celebrated five years at the Garden of Unicorn with a lovely outdoor fashion garden party. It is hard to believe that I have been here so long, time just flew! I have been very lucky to be able to host outdoor fashion shows in the front garden of the boutique/studio space each season. It only rained on us once and we used gazebos and umbrellas for the models, and it worked! You get used to the unpredictable weather in Ireland and learn to make do with it, hope for the best and juggle with other plans when it doesn't work out! You could say it is actually really good for the entrepreneurial mind, it forces you to adjust plans very quickly and helps...