Slow Fashion in the City: Walking Tour of Dublin

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The Iveagh Markets.

Francis Street

Dublin 8

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A walking tour inspired by the slow fashion movement, revisiting the stories of Dublin's markets and meeting indie vintage shop owners

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Iveagh. Dandelion. Liberty. Markets familiar to generations of Dubliners who bought and sold antiques, bric a brac and second hand clothing. For some it was a hobby, for others a necessity. The city’s vibrant market culture thrived in the 20th century and despite a resurgence of pop up markets in the 2010s, has now largely disappeared.

In an era of fast fashion, the slow fashion movement asks us to consider “who made my clothes?”. The mass production of cheap clothing abroad means a ‘Made in Ireland’ label is almost an artefact.

This walking tour of Dublin city will visit independent vintage shops in the Liberties and Temple Bar. We’ll meet their proprietors and learn about their passion for affordable and sustainable fashion. On our walk we’ll recall the markets and boutiques of past eras.

This tour has been organised by the Irish Label Archive - a passion project gathering together the stories of vintage Irish labels and boutiques. Find us on instagram @irishlabelarchive

Due to COVID, the numbers on this tour are strictly limited and will be a mix of outdoors and indoors. Mask wearing will be required inside the shops we visit.

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