With Dublin-based jewellery company Chupi celebrating five years in business, the sale of over 20,000 pieces of jewellery online, 200 different designs in the collection, almost 80,000 followers on Instagram and a 20 person team, we caught up with founder and design director Chupi Sweetman to ask her about what inspires her in her creative and business pursuits.
Running a small business can be a challenge and even more so when those running it are operating from two different sides of the world. In May we spoke to the co-founder of Isle jewellery about working with her sister, communicating on design between Northern Ireland and Japan and about how the sisters’ look-good, feel-good jewellery has a deeper resonance with their customers.
Susannagh Grogan is long renowned for her beautiful printed scarves, but her eye-catching prints have now made their way on to silk-mix tunics which are perfectly suited to the summer season. Available online and from Dublin’s exclusive Brown Thomas store they are the perfect addition to your summer capsule wardrobe.
Meanwhile Debbie Millington brings her love of travel and personal stories to her beautiful range of scarves in various iterations, from narrow neck scarves to large silk squares in bright, vibrant colours. Perfect as an accessory for holiday and wedding season, Debbie’s scarves will add a unique wow factor to any outfit.
This June we look forward to celebrating Father’s Day with the very best accessories for men. In June, too, we will speak to Filip Vanas, the Czech contemporary jewellery designer who has made Ireland his home since 2005. The work of this former architect is exciting, bold and colourful and has been rewarded with Filip’s many design awards over the past number of years. Filip’s pure, deceptively simple designs celebrate material and colour.