I'm Brendan Joseph. I live and work in Dublin, Ireland. My inspirations are Rooted in the Beauty of the world around me, which I distil by developing weaves that replicate phenomena within nature.
Working from his studio in Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland, Brendan Joseph creates timeless wearable stories.
Our stories are woven in Ireland and the British Isles from the finest silk, linen and cashmere yarn and each pocket square, bow tie, necktie, scarf and shawl is crafted by hand in Ireland.
Each piece tells the story of a special place through both sight and touch, in unique braille-like woven surfaces.
One of the weaving methods Brendan Joseph has developed imitates the incredible natural dance of light on water, with colours changing exactly as that source does in every fractal of natural light. They are heirlooms, transcending seasons and trends, yours to cherish, enjoy and gift in their laser-engraved wooden gift boxes.
A card with words and images evokes the story for the recipient.
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Selected for Ireland's National Craft Portfolio 2017-2018
Selected for Design Ireland @ Showcase Ireland, 2017
Finalist in the AIB Irish Times Startup Academy
Selected as one of 10 Finalists out of 430 Startup Companies that entered.
Selected for Creative Island @ Showcase Ireland, 2016
Selected for Ireland's National Craft Portfolio 2015-2016
Exhibited at National Craft Awards in RDS Dublin & National Museum of Ireland, Co Mayo
Featured in Liminal at National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Winner of Enterprise Ireland CSF Irish Design 2015 Investment Award
One of just 5 awards out of over 80 entries in a Design Led Business Funding Call.
Exhibited at Solomon Fine Art Christmas Show
Exhibited in Irish Design 2015 Official Group Show, Portfolio: Textiles @ Solomon Fine Art
Winner of Highly Commended Award for Irish-woven Linen & Silk Bow-Tie,
Best Accessories Product at Showcase 2015
Selected for Creative Island @ Showcase Ireland, 2015
Finalist, Kerry Fashion Week Image Magazine Irish Fashion Awards,
Accessories Designer of the Year
Selected for 'The Edit' curated fashion show at Showcase Ireland 2015
Signature of Ireland Silk Scarf purchased by Design & Crafts Council as official gift for President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, presented during opening ceremony.
Featured in Liminal, Irish Design 2015 Flagship Exhibition at Milan Fashion Week, New York Design Week, Eindhoven Design Week, and at the Coach House in Dublin Castle.
Exhibited at National Craft Awards in RDS Dublin & Hunt Museum, Limerick
Shortlisted for CCOI Future Makers Award 2014
Finalist for Accessory Designer of the Year at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards
Showed at RDS Craft Competition & Travelling Exhibition to Omagh & Ballymena
Featured Designer in VSO Chic @ Shelbourne charity fashion show
Shortlisted for CCOI Future Makers Award 2012
Travelled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and built working weaving loom from scrap material
Golden Fleece Award Merit Prize
BDes Honours Degree Textile Design (Weave) from the National College of Art and Design
Showed first group of Handwoven Scarves in linen, cashmere and silk at NCAD Graduate Show
Exhibited in Graduate Showcase at Knitting & Stitching Show at the RDS
Get in Touch
IE: +353 86 384 1722
UK: +44 7511 822 812
The Brendan Joseph line of handmade scarves, bow-ties and woven wearable art explores and distills the play of landscape and light in nature.
Each piece is handcrafted in Ireland in the natural fibres of Cashmere, Silk & Linen.
I began as a hand-weaver and then scaled this methodology into mill-woven commercial lines, and after two years of research, began test marketing in late 2013, with my commercial operation launching in 2015 at the Showcase Ireland Trade Fair.
My ’Dublin From The Hills’ woven silk scarf was purchased by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and presented as the official gift to President Higgins during the opening ceremony. As part of the year of Irish Design 2015, my work was showcased in all three Doyle Collection hotels in London, and was included in the ID2015 Flagship exhibition 'Liminal', which exhibited in Milan, New York and Eindhoven.
My work is included in the National Craft Portfolio, and has been featured in all major national publications including Sunday Independent, Irish Times, as well as Cara Magazine, Architectural Digest (USA), Sunday Times (UK), and has been featured on RTÉ Nationwide.
We are stocked in Dylan Hotel and The Westbury Hotel in Dublin, as well as four further stockists in Cork, Kerry & Wexford.