Authentic Gifts for Christmas - Designed & Made in Ireland - Share the Story
Gifts are more than just objects; they tell stories, send messages and sometimes hold secrets. Giving gifts helps us to express how we feel and what matters to us.
Everything you see in this curated selection was lovingly imagined, designed and made in Ireland. Each product carries an authentic story – about who created it, where it comes from and how it was made.
Collectively, these products tell the story of Ireland’s imagination, creativity and design heritage. And they demonstrate that we are part of a new contemporary Ireland that has meaning, values and a bright future.
Share a unique story with someone you love this Christmas and give Irish craft.
Wrap yourself or your loved ones in the finest knits, weaves and yarns from Ireland’s top fashion & textile designers and discover why international consumers the world over prize these luxurious products and the stories behind them.
Sunday Times, Style Magazine
1 June, 2014
Three of the Best Scarves, by Michael Hennegan, Fashion & Lifestyle Editor at The Sunday Times Style.
'Howth Head', €180, by Brendan Joseph
Update/Men, The Sunday Times, Style Ireland, Sunday 1 June, 2014, Page 12
Irish Times, Magazine
Summer Encapsulated: Deirdre McQuillan picks the key pieces to bring your wardrobe bang up to date.
Dublin Bay silk scarf, €180, Brendan Joseph, http://www.brendanjoseph.ie/
Irish Times, Magazine, Saturday 24 May, 2014, Page 15
#Take a BOW, Sunday 13 April, 2014 with Angela Scanlon
We all love a boy in black tie, right? It seems other worldly and feels a bit special to see your honey togged out in all his glory. But the endless debate around tie versus dickie bow is still rife and there's something about dickie bows that makes me itchy. They feel a little contrived, dress-up-box-y, I prefer a knitted tie or something the James Bond of the future might go for. Until I saw these by Irish designer Brendan Joseph, handmade using cashmere, linen and silk. They are the ultimate in gentlemanly luxury. www.brendanjoseph.com
If the men on the streets outside the European fashion shows are any indication, the double-breasted blazer is officially back. So too are neon trainers and floral prints. But if loud brights aren't your bag, opt to pair a cool blue blazer with more sombre pastel shades and a statement accessory piece, or two.
Brendan Joseph, €180, BrendanJoseph.ie
Sunday Business Post
Valentines gifts for him
Get your man a Brendan Joseph silk bow tie, made by hand in Ireland, arrives in a full luxury laser engraved gift box, retailing at €80 from The Five-Star Dylan Hotel in Ballsbridge, and online from http://BrendanJoseph.com/
For enquiries phone (086) 384 1722.
11 February 2014, Page 15
Fabricatyr - Enabling Creativity, 10 July, 2013
PHRIXUS CALLED, HE WANTS HIS SCARF BACK….
We have a penchant for good neck wear and they don’t come any finer than the work of Brendan Joeseph. This local Dublin lad and his loom use silk, cashmere, linen and mink to weave patterns which distill and translates the natural elements of Dublin and its beauty.
Galway Now Magazine
Nominated as Accessories Designer of the Year at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2013
Galway City played host to the ultra glamorous Goldenegg Fashion Innovation Awards again this year, with the glittering ceremony which took place on Thursday 28 March 2013 at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
The event wowed guests as the Irish fashion industries up-and-coming talent showcased their show-stopping designs in what has now become the fashion event of the year. Exciting collections from award winning designers throughout 6 categories, including designs from fashion colleges were shown at the Awards ceremony which was a sell-out success.
The prestigious awards give visibility, support and a voice to young design talent throughout Ireland, offering a fantastic opportunity for their work to be shown to a jury made up of fashion design experts.
The Irish Times, Saturday Magazine
Saturday 9 June, 2012
Brendan Madden is a talented young weaver with a small studio across the road from the Dylan Hotel in Dublin, whose beautiful scarves have attracted much attention from hotel guests and passersby. Working in yarns from cotton and linen to silk, satin, cashmere and mink on the label Brendan Joseph, he originally studied graphics in NCAD, but moved to weaving, preferring the challenge of tactile fabrics. He makes his own looms and, as a volunteer in Haiti, made a rudimentary one from salvage to show orphans how it worked. His scarves come in natural colours based on water and light, spiked with silver, pink and red - and future plans are to travel to Nepal to test an innovative laptop loom which he has designed and hopes to put into production. This scarf, handwoven from 3.9 million stitches of silk and linen, is €350. Brendan Madden, 12 Eastmoreland Place, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, tel: 01-212 0985, 086-384 1722
Cool & Dandy - Discovering Independent Dublin
Driving on a cold and wet evening across the city to meet with Brendan, rushing through the traffic and getting annoyed by the red stop lights along the way, finally arriving at the studio of Brendan Joseph, just across from the Dylan hotel (which by the way they are now featured in the Dylan Hotel store) we settled in to speak with Brendan. Talking to Brendan we felt his inspiration for art and colours found all around us and from something as simple as the drive over which for sure was a totally different drive for us on the way home. No doubt you will agree with us by the time you finish reading, enjoy.
Irish Examiner Weekend Magazine
Irish designer Brendan Joseph's luxury handwoven scarves are now available to buy at Dublin's 5-star Dylan Hotel. Made from 3-8 million unique hand-woven stitches from the finest threads, which are expertly crafted in his studio located on Eastmoreland Place, [Brendan] Joseph's creations make the perfect Christmas present with prices starting at €120. Info: www.dylan.ie; 01-6603000
Saturday 15 December, 2012
Sunday Independent, LIFE Magazine
LIFE’S LITTLE LUXURIES: BRENDAN JOSEPH SCARF
A good scarf can work wonders as a winter wardrobe pick-me-up. The Dylan Hotel has recently launched Irish designer Brendan Joseph’s hand-woven scarves, which are now available in a mini pop-up store in the hotel. He uses only natural fibres, such as silk, linen, cashmere and mink. The colours are inspired by nature and Dublin city — this particular scarf, above right, €510, was inspired by the Georgian and Victorian architecture surrounding Eastmoreland Place, which is where his studio and the Dylan Hotel are situated. Prices in the Brendan Joseph collection range from €210 to €705,
Ballymena Times, 16 September, 2013
Crafty Characters at Braid Arts Centre
Golden Fleece Awards
Merit Prize, 2011
Eight-year-old Brendan Madden dropped into Iveagh House yesterday for a chat with the Minister for European Affairs about a subject close to the heart of all those EU bigwigs in the capital today.
Brendan's design for the EU currency had won him first prize in a nationwide competition and the minister was warm in his congratulations, but for Brendan it was a case of "grandfather knows better"
My grandfather is blind and he said the Euro notes should be in different sizes", explained Brendan. "He said blind people will have a big problem if they have to keep asking other people which notes they have".
So the schoolboy from St Mobhi Road, Glasnevin was there to make a plea to minister Gay Mitchell on behalf of his granddad Desmond Dowling and the other blind people in the EU before any big decisions are made about the new currency.
Irish Independent, Friday 13 December, 1996, Page 9