Clothing, footwear, luggage articles and accessories.
We at the Ballina Costume Company pride ourselves in providing a unique service, with costumes designed and made in-house, many of which are original. We source only the finest materials to create our costumes.
The company became a Limited Company in 2002, originally providing exclusive garments for historical events, and since then has expanded into producing costumes suitable for drama, musicals, school productions, festivals, medieval banquets, weddings, Viennese Ball, murder mysteries, Christmas, Halloween or a themed party. We provide a range of costumes to fit all sizes.
You will be guaranteed the very best in customer service provided by our friendly and knowledgeable staff, which have a wealth of experience with musicals, amateur dramatic productions, plays and historical events. They will be pleased to help you choose suitable costumes for your event.
Corporate clients, organisations, groups and individuals are all very welcome and can avail of our standard or deluxe range of costumes when organizing an event.
As can be appreciated, our website carries only a popular selection of our total stock, and enquiries about our full range will be dealt with as quickly as possible by our staff.
Dress for Success Dublin was founded in 2011 by stylist, designer and tech entrepreneur, Sonya Lennon. Our mission is to promote the economic independence of women by providing career development tools and a support network.
We are an affiliate of a global organisation, Dress for Success Worldwide, an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women in 145 cities across 23 countries.
We provide free career development tools such as:
- Professional clothing and styling advance in advance of your job interview;
- Interview preparation sessions with experienced HR professionals;
- Sector-specific educational workshops; and
- Mentoring programmes.
Along with our services, we offer clients the opportunity to join a network providing peer support and ongoing career development opportunities.
Since we were established, we have supported over 1,500 women with the clothes, skills and development opportunities they needed to secure employment and achieve success.
Over 57% of those women are now working, and over 75% are where they want to be, whether in employment or in further education and training.
#Houseofakina Social Enterprise creates Handmade + Limited Edition accessories. Profits are used for workshops and programs to support marginalised Migrant Women in Ireland. Using creativity to show best practice of integrating new communities while challenging the status quo.
#Houseofakina products promote inclusion through their design, employment through their creation and profits help to support integrating new communities; via programs and capacity building workshops.
Proudly Made in Africa is an Irish charity promoting Africa’s world-class products globally. We strive to promote ‘trade not aid’ messaging in everything we do and emphasise that creating sustainable African jobs is the best solution to African poverty. Proudly Made in Africa source the most exciting retail-ready products from producers all across Africa. Whether it’s a small start-up, community cooperatives or medium sized business, Proudly Made in Africa supports its producers to meet international standards and export globally. Through education programmes and workshops Proudly Made in Africa raises awareness of the role of value-added trade in poverty reduction and sustainable job creation in Africa.
Shop all the amazing products on our online store here.
These innovative African businesses not only produce organic, fairly traded, environmentally friendly, award winning products but also support female empowerment in Nairobi Kenya and Tanzania, add value to improve livelihoods working towards living income and are leading habitat conservation efforts of the famous mountain gorilla.
PMIA supports, connects, and promotes these African businesses and now sells their products through the online store. Shop everything from organic teas, spices and cocoa beans to handmade soft toys, natural soaps, vegan certified and Great Taste Award-winning chocolate and the world’s first Fair Chain coffee.
Rediscover Fashion is Ireland’s leader in circular fashion and is located in the Rediscovery Centre, the Irish National Centre for the Circular Economy, in Dublin. It was established in 2008 as a social enterprise to produce 100% redesigned and repurposed clothing, accessories and homeware ranges.
At Rediscover Fashion we have created a space where the circular fashion model can be brought to life through training, lectures and by developing innovative products that highlight circular design principles. These products are then sold in our Eco Store along with other sustainably designed brands.
Rediscover Fashion is a social enterprise that creates training opportunities for the long term unemployed and all revenue generated from its activities are reinvested back into the enterprise. This programme highlights that an estimated 93% of all textile waste in Ireland is sent to landfill and it aims to counteract this by teaching members of the public repair and reuse skills through interactive workshops and talks throughout the year.
Over 10 years, Rediscover Fashion has provided back-to-work training to over 40 learners in fashion upcycling, design and repair.