This was a great week for Greenshoots businesses past and present.

Eileen Moylan of Claddagh Design (participant on the 2011/12 programme) not only won the top jewelry prize but also scooped the Best Product Award at Showcase 2013 for her beautiful contemporary take on the traditional Claddagh Ring.

Showcase is Ireland’s Creative Expo. Held at Dublin’s RDS and now in its 37th year, Showcase, as the name suggests, showcases Ireland’s unique, design-led products in fashion, knitwear, crafts, gifts and home accessories.

Claddagh Design wins Best Product at Showcase 2013
Karen Hennessy CEO of Crafts Council of Ireland presenting the award to Eileen Moylan

 

Meanwhile, current participants Attila & Levante Magyar of Mamukko have caught the media’s attention with their Eco Friendly Designer Bags. The Irish Times highlighted the company in their recent New Innovator piece.

Attila Magyar of Mamukko

Attila Magyar, Mamukko Designer Bags at Showcase 2013