Mastering the art of soft-working: Why these famous artists were more productive in PJs
Mastering the art of soft-working: Why these famous artists were more productive in PJs

Shayna Sappington

This Monkstown home is a serene dream, yet still perfectly suited to the demands of family life
This Monkstown home is a serene dream, yet still perfectly suited to the demands of...

IMAGE Interiors & Living

Satin, sequins, and cerise: Ciara O’Doherty shares her favourite festive outfits
Satin, sequins, and cerise: Ciara O’Doherty shares her favourite festive outfits

Sarah Finnan

10 sweet Christmas traditions to start with your children
10 sweet Christmas traditions to start with your children

Amanda Cassidy

Shop Irish this Christmas: What Siobhan Lam of April in the Bear in Rathmines is gifting this year
Shop Irish this Christmas: What Siobhan Lam of April in the Bear in Rathmines is...

Lauren Heskin

Holy-grail products that will help you fake a natural tan… even in winter
Holy-grail products that will help you fake a natural tan… even in winter

Sarah Finnan

These Donal Skehan Christmas sausage rolls are my most-requested Christmas recipe
These Donal Skehan Christmas sausage rolls are my most-requested Christmas recipe

Lauren Heskin

Danish shoppers had a sleepover in an IKEA store and it’s very ‘500 Days of Summer’
Danish shoppers had a sleepover in an IKEA store and it’s very ‘500 Days of...

Sarah Finnan

This terraced home in Sandycove with sea views is on the market for €2.15 million
This terraced home in Sandycove with sea views is on the market for €2.15 million

Megan Burns

Maneuvering the crazy politics of the family Kris Kindle
Maneuvering the crazy politics of the family Kris Kindle

Sophie White

Image / Editorial

Social Pics: The TextIsles Showcase At The RDS


By Niamh ODonoghue
27th Jan 2017
Social Pics: The TextIsles Showcase At The RDS

blank
blank
blank
blank
blankSee More Photos
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
Showcase – Ireland’s International Creative Expo returns to the RDS from Sunday, 22nd to Wednesday, 25th January 2017. The annual show has established itself as a must-see trade event, attracting buyers from Ireland and more than 20 other countries, including UK, USA, Mainland Europe and the Far East, all keen to see the latest designs from Ireland’s top brands and craft producers.

New for 2017 is TextISLE, an initiative focusing on the creative potential of Irish textiles in fashion and homeware. TextISLE is a collaborative project that brings together designers and producers to develop exciting new products which will be unveiled at Showcase 2017. An advisory panel of six experts has worked with Showcase in selecting the work: Deirdre McQuillan, fashion editor of The Irish Times; John Redmond, Creative Director at Brown Thomas; Karen Fleming, Director of the Research Institute for Art and Design at Ulster University; Angela O?Kelly, Head of Design for Body and Environment at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Alanna Gallagher, interiors journalist; and Catherine Condell, one of Ireland’s most acclaimed fashion stylists.

Karen Hennessy, Chief Executive of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, commented: ?The considerable growth in both attendees and sales at last year’s show demonstrates that Showcase is drawing increasing interest from trade buyers all over the world.? It is also a testament to the unique offerings of the Irish design and craft sector and to Showcase itself which we are are continually developing as a professional, world-class tradeshow focused on Irish creativity. Showcase provides a unique opportunity to connect hundreds of Irish designers and makers with potential domestic and international buyers over an intensive four-day period and, having brought a preview of the trade show to Brussels, London and New York in late 2016, we anticipate even stronger interest in this year’s event.?

For more information visit showcaseireland.com