Introducing our Head of Design
Our designer Maria-Christina McPadden is the creative force behind our latest collections. Maria-Christina who has worked with some of the biggest designers in Europe including Louise Kennedy in Dublin, Yigal Azourel, Viktor&Rolf in Amsterdam and Mary Katrantzou in London
With her mother from Ecuador, Maria-Christina developed an interest in arts and crafts through doing courses in South America. Her growing love for design and patterns led her to studying fashion design at the University of Ulster and also at San Marino Reggio Emilia in Italy, later working for two years at the Max Mara group.
Here at IrelandsEye, Maria-Christina is hoping to keep the tradition of Irish Knitwear alive, experimenting with the different elements, silhouettes and traditional stitches, while designing with a more contemporary man and woman in mind, somebody who is looking for a playful piece of irish knitwear to wear that’s still quite versatile.
Maria-Christina loves to take inspiration for our new collections and garments from the history of our local surroundings, flowers and fauna. While using natural and sustainable materials and taking our inspiration from nature, Maria-Christina keeps our environment in mind creating timeless designs that will stand the test of time and become treasured pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.
IrelandsEye Knitwear started with six family members in 1988 and our business has involved 3 generations of the same family. We now employ a team of 50 people in our 30,000 Sq. Ft. factory as part of our extended family and continue to produce high quality knitwear that we ship to customers all over the world.
MEET OUR CUSTOMERS
Meet Melanie, one of our loyal customers, and find out why IrelandsEye knitwear so special.
When you buy an IrelandsEye Sweater, you're buying a piece of Irish heritage, with the story of Ireland woven into each stitch. Each one is made of up to 100,000 stitches and the patterns of these stitches tell the story of life on the island.