We stock an incredible selection of Irish brands that make jewellery, clothing, for both humans and dogs, and ceramics, just to name a few, continue reading to learn all about these fantastic Irish businesses.
Naoi is owned and run by Namitha Rjan, and in her home in Templemore, Co. Tipperary, Namitha designs and creates quirky, edgy, and everyday jewellery and accessories.
It all began in 2016, when Namitha revisited her interest in photography, she describes it as the ‘perfect escape’. Namitha started the business on the spur of the moment, and with it came a lot of research into products she could make with photographs and techniques she could use to accomplish her desired result. It gradually evolved over a few years and Namitha believed she could truly make something of the business and in late 2019 Naoi was officially born.
Like a lot of businesses, the pandemic in 2020 wasn’t ideal for Naoi, but Namitha used this time to focus on improving the products and worked hard on her product photography and packaging. Following a professional brand update in 2022, Naoi has gone from strength to strength, from becoming a finalist in the Jewellery category of the Irish Made Awards to being listed as one of the 'Ones to Watch' by Showcase Ireland and having one of their products featured in the much coveted 'Showcase Edit'.
Based in rural Co. Kildare, Vanessa began making jewellery after working for 20 years in the creative advertising industry while simultaneously learning the craft and skills of making fine jewellery.
The combination of creative advertising and jewellery-making led to a design style that puts the wearer at the heart of her designed collections, creating expressive yet sensual jewellery through a blend of traditional jewellery skills and modern product design.
For Vanessa the connection a person has with the piece of jewellery they wear is paramount. Sustainability isn’t just about the recycled metals Vanessa uses, but when a person really cherishes a piece of jewellery, they will enjoy it for a lifetime. Self-expression through their style matters more than the latest fashion trend.
From the outset, Vanessa’s contemporary style concept jewellery has been recognised across Irish Media. On an International platform, Vanessa has been selected to exhibit her work as a female artist with a unique form at the Florence Biennale 2023. No mean feat given she launched just in 2020.
Gold and Silversmith Friederike Grace, trained in Germany and completed her masters, before she settled in beautiful Kilkenny in 1995. From her studios in Burnchurch, Co. Kilkenny, she handmakes intricate and fascinating jewellery fashioned to the highest standard.
Through additional training in meditation, studying Celtic tradition and learning the healing abilities of crystals, she has refined her gift for handcrafting special pieces of jewellery that reflect the particular energies of individual clients.
While her favourite material is 18ct gold, she also works with silver and strives to create an array of personalised pieces which reflect the personality and heart of her clients.
She also incorporates gemstones in her designs, finding that the right shape and colour help clients transform their lives positively.
Claire Molloy set up her ceramic studio in 2012 on her farm in beautiful surroundings of Kilmoganny, Co. Kilkenny after graduating from the Crafts Council of Irelands' Ceramic Skills and Design Course.
Claire specialises in horsehair ceramics and animal-themed pottery. She explains that she is greatly influenced by the Irish rural environment and way of life.
Claire likes to create simple natural looking forms with subtle colours and textures. Her strong love of horses directly influences her horsehair pottery. She uses hair from her own horse’s manes and tails which she then places on the hot ceramic surface. As it burns in, the hair bends and swirls, leaving behind a unique pattern of stunning black lines.
Claire also makes personalised pots for horse and dog owners, with each pot covered with hair from their own animal to create a one-of-a-kind remembrance.
Wild Tails was set up by two sisters, Kim, and Jane in 2020. Their love for dogs and all things colourful, along with Kim’s dog Polly, were the inspiration behind the brand.
Their goal was to create comfortable, durable dog accessories in unique and vibrant prints. They are delighted to have achieved that, with Wild Tails dogs strutting their stuff all over Ireland, and further afield.
“There is nothing we love more than spotting our customers out and about in their Wild Tails gear, having the cutest customers is a big perk of what we do!” “We are so excited to expand our collection in the coming months, to keep all the doggos looking and feeling their best.”
Since 2020, Wild Tails has gone from strength to strength by expanding their product range to include some of the cutest dog harnesses, collars, leads and poo bags on the market, to growing a really strong fan base online and offline, to being stocked in local retailers such as Red Mills Store.
We are very excited to see what Wild Tails has in store for the future and remember to keep wagging those Wild Tails in style!
Established in 1937 in Ballinasloe, Galway, Dubarry first began making a range of sailing and country footwear and clothing for both women and men. The exacting skills of the local craftsmen and women soon earned Dubarry a reputation for excellent workmanship in the design and manufacture of fine leather shoes.
In the early 1990s, Dubarry obtained a GORE-TEX license and launched the world’s first-ever waterproof and breathable leather sailing boot called Shamrock. Dubarry created a pop-up store to demonstrate the unique benefits of The Country Boot to its customers. The famous Dubarry ‘Man-in-a-Bucket’ was unveiled at Syon Park West London in 2000 at a country fair, with great success!
The footwear collection quickly expanded with bags, footwear accessories, and leather goods. The first country clothing collection followed, including unique tweeds based on Irish tartan patterns and women’s shirts launched in 2007.
With a history of great craftsmanship and rural heritage, Dubarry of Ireland has created a versatile range of clothing and footwear perfect for outdoor pursuits.
At Red Mills, we adore supporting Irish businesses and stocking them in our store. We love to know the story and individuals behind each brand and create personal connections with each and every one of them. This is just a small selection of some of the incredible Irish brands we stock, you can shop these brands and all the other Irish brands online at redmillsstore.ie or in our store in Cillin Hill, Kilkenny.