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Image / Fashion

We Are Islanders


By IMAGE
09th Nov 2013

We Are Islanders recently launched their first ecolux collection, Tidal. Produced locally using only sustainable materials, the label is dedicated to better practice whilst remaining fashion conscious. From organic and fair trade cotton and reclaimed factory remnants to non-violent silks, Irish wools and organic salmon leather, the materials used in all collections have been chosen for their luxurious qualities combined with their minimal negative social, environmental and humanitarian impact.

The pieces are striking in their use of both tie-dye and hand drawn illustrations. Included in the collection are one-off pieces that were dyed by the high tide on Sandymount Strand during the installation 4/704 as part of Dublin Fringe Festival earlier this year. The label challenges the concept of heritage, merging the old and the new while fusing art and fashion. Tidal represents a very Irish street-wear sensibility, with its focus on layering and its all-seasons functionality, with monochromes also featuring heavily. Luxuriously grunge, the collection contains some statement pieces we are lusting after.

Rosie O’Reilly and Kate Nolan’s dedication to fashion, art and sustainability keeps them engaged in multiple projects from Redress to We Are Islanders to The Clean Clothes Campaign, using different media and forms to energise their projects. Here’s a little looksee at the beautiful video as part of Tidal’s launch…

Video by Heather Thornton.

We Are Islanders can be purchased online here 

Roisin Agnew @Roxeenna

4/704 from ALONG CAME A SPIDER on Vimeo.