Irish Crafts and Design
The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) is our partner for multiple aspects of our participation at Expo including our exhibition, ‘We Are The Makers’. DCCI has provided design and production support for staff and musician clothing and footwear, pavilion textiles and materials.
In Ireland we pride ourselves on adapting traditional and ancient arts and crafts in modern, contemporary design. Examples of the finest Irish design and crafts are demonstrated throughout the pavilion and include:
Stable of Ireland - Makers of the uniforms for pavilion staff, facemasks and scarves
STABLE is a women-owned Irish business whose wish is to present the very best of Irish style and traditions to like-minded people the world over, who value and are inspired by its rich culture, beauty, creativity, and traditions. Stable champions Irish makers and fabrics from all corners of Ireland, including Irish linen, wool, handwoven wool, cashmere and alpaca.
Emblem Weavers - Makers of the linen used to produce uniforms, facemasks, scarves and soft furnishings at EXPO
Established in 1961, Emblem Weavers in Co. Wexford are one of Ireland’s main producers and wholesale suppliers of traditional quality Irish Linen fabric, producing linen scarves and accessories for the global boutique and ready-to-wear market.
Irish T-Shirts – Makers of the Ireland at Expo organic cotton t-shirts
Based at the Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare, Irish T-Shirts is a family run business. Sourcing certified ethically and environmentally responsible clothing, they create hand-crafted designs reflecting Ireland’s culture and heritage in a contemporary context.
Bran Marion – Maker of the hand-made Expo rope bracelets
These represent the strong bond between Ireland and the UAE, along with our shared tenure of a seat on the UN Security Council in 2022
Based in Co. Dublin, Bran Marion’s bracelets are inspired by his passion for the sea and travels.
His collections of nautical handmade accessories are for people who appreciate adventure and enjoy exploring what life has to offer.
The Tweed Project – Designers and makers of the soft furnishings in the garden area and the aprons for pavilion staff
The Tweed Project create handmade, one off pieces that combine beautiful Irish fabrics with modern tailoring for a truly authentic expression of Irish design. The collection is made entirely of Irish fabrics.
Operating from a small Atelier in Galway, the collection is hand made from specially selected cuts of premium Donegal Tweed and Irish Linen. Being small means that each garment gets all the love and attention needed to make an authentic one-off piece of Irish design.
Sock Co Op – Designers and makers of the Ireland at Expo socks
Sock Co Op are a small Irish design Company based in Dublin. They make unique panoramic socks that celebrate Ireland’s beautiful places and landmarks including Dingle, Connemara, Glendalough, Blarney, Dublin and Cork.
Agonising over every detail in the design and crafting of each collection, they prototype many times until the design is right. Sock Co Op’s socks are knitted for you in Europe by a family owned mill. Their yarns are Oekotex 100 certified, which means no harmful chemicals were used in their making.
Horizon Furniture – Designers and makers of the ‘Mary Jane’ chairs (6 x chairs on loan from DCCI)
Horizon Furniture was founded in 2008 by Fergal O'Leary with a desire to make modern furniture that has an extra something to make it stand out from the crowd.
Inspired by everything - including woodwork technique, children, architecture, Hans Wegner, funk music - Fergal's designs have evolved to be a marriage of elegance and practicality, remaining true to the idea that Horizon's furniture should be beautiful, functional and made to last.
Dubarry of Ireland – Suppliers of the shoes (loafers and sneakers) worn by pavilion staff
Dubarry is an Irish-owned company with a collection of premium performance footwear, clothing,
leather goods and accessories. Established in 1937 in Co. Galway, Dubarry began as a co-operative, established to create employment in a small town called Ballinasloe. Today, Dubarry markets a range of sailing and country footwear and clothing for both women and men.
Abbey Badges – Suppliers of the Ireland at Expo name badges
Based in Dublin, Abbey Badges custom make top-quality name badges, lapel pins and medals. They produce a wide variety of styles from full colour printed metal products to solid metal stamped logos with cut-outs in any shape.