With a proven track record over 40 years, Showcase has a long tradition of bringing you the very best in the business - brands with the experience and the expertise to deliver season after season.
With sales of €23.9 million over our four day event last year, and a visitor satisfaction rate of 99%, Showcase is the essential date in your buying calendar.
With core visitor loyalty to Showcase standing at almost 21 percent above global averages for similar trade shows and unerring visitor return rates, our brands, both new and established are here to do business.
Here we present some of our familiar brands - established companies across the fashion and jewellery sectors showing at Showcase 2019 which opens this Sunday, 20th January at the RDS in Dublin.
Fisherman Out of Ireland
The Fisherman out of Ireland knitwear collection for men and women is functional, comfortable, stylish and authentic. Nature inspires the colour palette of the Fisherman out of Ireland collection with turquoise, copper, rust, moss and neutral tones dominating. All of Fisherman’s knitwear is made in Kilcar, Co. Donegal in the North West of Ireland from 100 percent luxury natural yarns. This year, 100 percent Geelong Lambswool plays a key role in the collection and is used in plated cables to give a fresh, contemporary take on the classic Aran sweater. This yarn is also used to create a knitted weave effect fabric for both men and women in jackets and in a new coat style. The brand’s Donegal merino wool with flecks, spun in Kilcar, is always a staple and is produced in colours exclusive to Fisherman out of Ireland. The collection also includes space dyed wool and luxurious alpaca blends for women as well as their 95 % merino wool and 5% cashmere blend in chunky, ribbed men’s styles.
Jack Murphy Clothing
Jack Murphy Clothing is a family business based in North County Dublin. Established 35 years ago the company has evolved to create the Jack Murphy brand as it is today but has always retained the ethos of a family business with the next generation of the Murphy family recently joining the company. The company produces quality country clothing - stylish and functional clothing inspired by a love of the outdoors - for both men and women. Renowned for quality and reliability, the Jack Murphy 2019 collections are beautifully tailored and designed for country living, whatever the weather. They specialise in waterproof, waxed and tweed jackets which can take on the elements, as well as in complementary knitwear and accessories.
Declan Killen Goldsmith
Goldsmith Declan Killen established his business in 1985 and produces a range of both Celtic and contemporary jewellery in sterling silver, 18 carat white and yellow gold and platinum combining both traditional craftsmanship and modern techniques. Each piece in Declan Killen’s collection is individually made by hand and hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle. “A hand-crafted piece stands out as an individual item. Handmade jewellery feels different. My designs are easy to wear and easy on the eye,” says the jewellery designer and goldsmith who also utilises precious stones such as opals, sapphires and diamonds in his individual one-off pieces. One of Declan Killen’s traditional collections includes jewellery inspired by Trinity College’s coat of arms collection which proves very popular with Trinity College alumni and with the tourist market. “My jewellery is made in gold and silver in contemporary and Celtic designs.” says the designer. “The jewellery is made in Dublin and is all hand finished and hand polished. My jewellery is only made with precious metals incorporating precious and semi-precious stones”
Hanna Hats of Donegal
Hanna Hats of Donegal is a third generation family business which is steeped in history and heritage producing traditional and contemporary styles of hat made by hand in Co. Donegal on Ireland’s North West coast. In 1924 David Hanna Senior established a tailoring company and the journey of the Hanna Hats brand began in 1964 with the handcrafting of bespoke headwear. David Hanna Senior’s son, John, continued creating innovative tweed products using the age old tradition of craftsmanship. John’s children now carry their father and grandfather’s vision as the third generation to join the family business. Their original designs are assembled by hand in Co. Donegal - the natural fabrics they use reflecting the soft and muted shades of the rich Donegal landscape that surrounds and inspires them.
Solvar is another third generation, family owned Irish company. Based in Dublin, with a long history and tradition in the jewellery industry going back over 75 years, Solvar is a recognised market leader in destination and heritage jewellery. The company produces five distinct brands or ranges of jewellery offering plenty of choice to the buyer. All Solvar Irish-themed jewellery is individually designed and draws inspiration from Ireland's rich history and iconic motifs such as the Claddagh, the Celtic Cross, the Shamrock and the intricate Celtic Knot. Solvar’s extensive ranges of jewellery include brooches, rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, beads and charms and each piece of silver or gold jewellery is hallmarked in the Assay Office at Dublin Castle. Solvar’s most recent awards include the North American Celtic Trade Association’s Jewellery Supplier of the Year 2014 and 2013.
Jo Harpur Jewellery
While just a few years old, the Jo Harpur Jewellery brand is truly making strides in the market and the collection is available in Ireland, the UK and in the US. The brand’s costume jewellery collection includes a range of bracelets, earrings and pendants alongside a range of items utilising semi-precious stones and gold plated sterling silver. The Jo Harpur Jewellery collection is retailed in 12 Kilkenny stores nationwide in Ireland as well as in high-end jewellers and boutiques at home and abroad.