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Five sustainable Irish fashion influencers you need to follow

Five sustainable Irish fashion influencers you need to follow

One of the cool things about sustainability is that it forces you to think outside the box and bring a unique perspective. These five content creators are no exception to this rule. Get ready to be inspired by some of our favourite home-grown sustainable fashion champions.

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A post shared by Érin (@papermachemind)

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Galway native Érin is a writer and content creator showing the world how to live a happy, vegan and of course sustainable life.

The West of Ireland often serves as a beautiful background to the amazing wardrobe she has cultivated of vintage pieces, denim and sustainable designers. A recent favourite of her’s is Emerald & Wax by Virtue Shine, a slow fashion brand with pieces handmade in Galway.

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Think crochet can only be worn during the winter? Not so fast, Sophie’s repertoire of handmade pieces has eye-catching pieces for every season.

Sophie’s latest collection, Lana, is 100% biodegradable and made from recycled wool. Sophie models many of her pieces herself, pairing them with anything from pin-stripped pants to acid washed denim.

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A post shared by Keelin Moncrieff (@kee_mon)

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Keelin Moncrieff is a podcast host and youtuber based in Dublin

Being a new mother, she offers a unique perspective on putting together sustainable outfits for newborns. The pieces showcased come mostly from charity shops and thrift stores.

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A post shared by Katrina Carroll (@vintageirishkat)

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Katrina Carroll has developed a beautifully sophisticated wardrobe of vintage argyle cardigans, vibrant blazers and striking dresses. Following Katrina is an interactive experience, encourage her fans to taking on the challenge of #secondhandseptember or bring them along virtually to her charity shop visits.

Katarina is also the owner of a vintage shop PRELOVED by Shay and Jo.

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A post shared by Christine’s upcycling (@christinesupcycling)

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We have already mentioned sustainable designers creating new clothes from recycled materials and thrift store hunters wearing preloved vintage clothing, but it’s also possible to create something new from something old, or upcycled. This is the process of reworking material from an existing item into something else, for example a crop top made from an old Adidas t-shirt. Christine is one such upcycler, creating anything from the aforementioned crop top to gorgeous halter dresses.

Christine not only showcases her up-cycling projects but also to spread awareness and knowledge about the fashion industry and throw away culture.