LiminalIrish design at the threshold

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Elks

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Part of
Liminal
Milan
April 14-19

NY

Part of
Liminal
New York
May 15–18

D

Part of
Liminal
Dublin
Nov 20 -
Dec 30

K

Part of
Liminal
Kilkenny
Apr 8 -
Jul 3

Elks design exquisite children’s clothes, made exclusively by hand in Ireland. Using materials like Donegal tweed, beautiful Irish linen, alpaca wool and finest merino, Elks create remarkably well-made clothes with a depth of cultural history connected to Ireland’s past and present. Their designs are an expression of the urban and rural, the wild and constructed.

Founder Lucy Clarke is a musician and mother of two. After playing in seminal all-girl rock group Chicks (she played Glastonbury the day she finished her Leaving Cert, and the girls were known for their colourful handmade image), Lucy went on to study Philosophy and now has two children. Elks work with local knitters, weavers and seamstresses to produce their designs, and have developed a sustainable, handmade children’s clothing brand for children throughout the world.

www.elks.ie