I recently attended the 2013 Showcase: Ireland’s Creative Expo to source new craft and designs products for Handmade Design Studio. I was impressed by the range of fashion, gifts and crafts available.
The event was a real feast for the senses, from the beautiful, natural smells of the handcrafted cosmetics and scented candles to the amazing colours and innovative designs and inspirations seen in the textiles on show. I really had such good time meeting the designers, some of whom I’d only met via email while I was planning the stock for the opening of my shop in January.
What impressed me most were the number of young, up-coming Irish designers whose sense of creativity I think is truly inspiring. Over the course of the next few months I hope to stock and range of different products by these designers in the shop and I will be showcasing their work on a regular basis here and on social media.