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Meet the Maker: Paul Harrington

Posted 26.02.2024
Meet the Maker

Discover the essence of Ireland in every stitch at Due South, where ethical and sustainable clothing meets minimalist design. Inspired by the breathtaking Irish landscape, they craft screen-printed masterpieces on high-quality organic cotton, ensuring not just style but a commitment to lasting wearability.

Fueling my design day with a hot cup of coffee, I draw inspiration from weekend strolls or early beach runs. Scribbling doodles in my notebook sparks fresh ideas, and right now, I’m putting the finishing touches on a secret design for Co Galway’s sea swimmers—keeping the suspense intact.

I dive into handcrafting designs for hours before they hit the screens. Every detail counts, shaping the fate of each design. Post-creative grind, it’s a mix of meetings, caffeine boosts, and liaisons with the printing squad. Seeing my creations go from paper to shirts is a cool journey filled with creativity, passion, and, of course, a healthy dose of coffee!

Don't give up the first year in business! Stick to your design principles.

Paul Harrington

Due South

The creativity, seeing the designs coming to life, working with people and seeing people love the products we make.

The admin, sometimes I sit hours in front of the computer – I much prefer being creative.

What other maker in your discipline do you most look up to?

Two Thirds clothing, I like Passenger although not all their products are 100% organic cotton or recycled.

What advice would you give someone who is considering this craft career?

Don’t give up the first year in business! Stick to your design principles.

What’s your favourite time of the day?

SunRise, sea swimming, and when it’s time to pick up my son from creche. I love spending quality time with him.
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