With an all new production team! Since our humble beginnings in autumn 2011 we have overhauled our workforce and now have an new team.
Viviana – Pattern Drafter
Viviana is our amazing and wonderful pattern drafter from Argentina. Not only does Viviana look after all our patterns but she is kept busy with our client consultations, sampling and production management. Viviana’s vast knowledge, experience and skills ensure the smooth running of the sampling/production process from start to finish of any design resulting in an effortlessy finished piece to the highest standard not to mention the superior customer experience along the way. If you don’t see Viviana working intently over the cutting table you might find her having a well earned cup of herbal tea down the back of the Hothouse.
Bárbara – Production
Bárbara is our lovely, super friendly production assistant manager. Bárbara works alongside Viviana ensuring everything is running smoothly and on schedule. Bárbara is a fantastic multi-tasker and looks after our admin/bookings, social media/marketing, alterations bookings and more. Also from Argentina Bárbara and Viviana can be heard chatting and laughing from time to time in Spanish most likely about her love of pistachio ice cream and Harry Potter! When you drop us an email or pick up the phone Bárbara is sure to be your first port of call.
Dorota – Seamstress
Dorota is our highly skilled and incredibly talented seamstress from Poland. Dorota is a whiz at alterations and maintains an impressive high standard in all our alterations work and sampling. She is so kind and caring and always finds the time to offer us a nice cup of tea or coffee. Dorota can be found working tirelessly on her sewing machine from the moment she sits down in the morning until its time to go home.
Ilaria – Seamstress
Ilaria our youngest seamstress is over from Italy to learn and improve her English. Ilaria has a degree in fashion design and has worked as a seamstress with the top italian fashion label MaxMara specifically on their beautiful coats, jackets, blazers and more. Ilaria is proving herself an asset in the Hothouse working on one of our main clients production orders from start to finish to the highest standard.
Ivana – Seamstress
Ivana is the newest seamstress to join the Hothouse. Ivana is a creative soul who loves to travel, dance and meet new people. Ivana’s true passion is in fashion. In her spare time she can be found attending fashion shows to enhance her knowlege and experience in the industry. She also loves reading books and prefers dogs to cats! With her incredible stitching skills, accuracy and speed Ivana makes beautifully finished pieces with excellent attention to detail. Ivana will be looking after our high end/bridal production coming soon.
Lingish – Accounts
Lingish is our fantastic accountant. A long way from home in Malaysia, Lingish is ever the professional and keeps a meticulous eye on our finances. He is always sure to bring a smile to our faces with that beaming smile and infectious laugh of his! He loves his cup of tea and is loved and adored by all here in the Hothouse.
Maire Morris- Fashion Industry Consultant
With a career spanning over 15 years in the global fashion industry, director of Morris Fashion Consultancy Máire Morris , has the first-hand experience on how to launch a leading brand.
Her clients range from small start ups to global luxury brands- retailed in Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Fenwicks, 51 East, Qatar Mall and a host of boutiques worldwide.
Maire specialises in sourcing, manufacturing and start up development within the accessible and luxury fashion & lifestyle markets. The main focus is helping independent Irish fashion brands create a successful product range and a strong business foundation in order to embrace the national and international fashion markets. Her sourcing work takes her to China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, the Middle East, Kenya, Ghana, Morocco, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the UK on a regular basis.
Máire has a fashion design, fashion buying and business background and is a huge advocate of Irish entrepreneurship, mentoring for Enterprise Ireland and fashion & lifestyle start-ups . Máire has manufactured with Fashion Hothouse for many years now, and we are delighted to have her on board as a consulting partner.
Peter – Director
With so many amazing talented and aspiring designers and makers in Ireland, Peter wanted to offer a one stop shop where people could sample and manufacture their designs locally, rather than having to go abroad. A photographer himself and owner of the Mill Studios, Peter is kept on his toes running upstairs/downstairs between the Fashion Hothouse on the ground floor and The Mill Studios on the top. If you happen to be walking up or down those many flights of stairs you are sure to pass him!
Industrial standard equipment powered by three-phase electricity supply demonstrates our professional approach and production orientated philosophy.
Some of our equipment includes:
• 5 Thread over locker
• 4 Thread over locker
• 3 Thread over locker
• Coverstitch machine
• 4 x Sewing machines
• Button sewing machine
• Buttonhole machine x 2
• Boiler and two irons
• Blind Hem machine
• Fusing Press
• Cutting tables x 2
• Straight blade cutting machine
• Round blade cutting machine
We can sample and manufacture the following:
T-shirts, shirts, blouses, pants, waistcoats, dresses, jackets, coats, shawls, kimonos, aprons, hoodies, scarves, ties, bridal gowns, Mother of the Bride, sportswear, athletic wear, uniforms, children’s clothes, bibs.
Table cloths, table runners, napkins, place mats, blankets, cushions, curtains
(If there's something you need that's not on the list above, please get in touch to ask.)