Online advice sessions from the Fashion and Jewellery Exchange Ireland 2023

Online advice sessions from the Fashion and Jewellery Exchange Ireland 2023

Posted: Wed 4th Oct 2023

If you're looking to start or grow a fashion or jewellery business, then watch these online sessions.

At this year's event, industry experts and successful entrepreneurs were on hand to provide top tips on sustainability and how to grow a great brand. Buyers also shared how to best pitch products to them.


My business journey with AM Sports

In this session, Aidan Morgan shares his business journey from manufacturing hurleys at his home to launching a team-wear brand with another clothing company coming in the near future.


Key sustainability considerations

Enterprise Nation's Nicola Woods hosted a panel discussion on key sustainability considerations with Alec Tubridy from GS1 Ireland and Sarah Blake, director of Earthology.

Alec Tubridy, industry engagement executive at GS1 Ireland

Alec supports GS1 members in the design and development of supply chain solutions, collaborating with industry specialists from GS1 Ireland’s user community in the implementation of solutions to meet business needs.

Sarah Blake, director of Earthology

Sarah is enthusiastic about communicating sustainability practices to businesses and individuals in a straightforward way through talks, workshops and strategy. She believes that putting sustainability at the heart of what your business does will increase revenue, drive staff retention and reduce risk.


Q&A with Sarah Blake and Aoife McNamara

Sarah also hosted a Q&A session with Aoife McNamara, who chatted through sustainability for her business Aoife McNamara Clothing.

Aoife McNamara, founder of Aoife McNamara Clothing 

Aoife McNamara Clothing is a luxury sustainable fashion brand that creates unique garments inspired by nature, to protect nature. Founded in 2019, it reimagines the future of sustainable design by reconnecting the fashion industry to the natural world. The brand values creativity and beauty, people and the planet, and quality over quantity.


Branding with Danielle Fisher

In this session, fashion brand adviser Danielle Fisher offers a straight-talking business strategy for emerging fashion brands that want to overcome their sales struggles and build a profitable business.

The Fashion & Jewellery Exchange is part of Plan it with Purpose in partnership with AIB & GS1 Ireland, supporting small businesses to be more sustainable and have a positive impact on the planet, society and the economy.


Plan it with Purpose Ireland: Helping businesses develop a better understanding of environmental and social issues

Plan it with Purpose: Sustainability discovery tool

Answer a series of questions about your business and get a tailored action plan that tells you where to find the support, resources and advice you need to be more sustainable. Take me to the tool

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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