Sligo Town’s Lady Erin Quarter has got a certain quirkiness I can’t place my finger on. When I wander past I get a sense this corner of the town has remained the same for quite a spell and it’s still under it.
Sisters Tara and Kathleen McGowan set up their shop, Cait & I, here 2016. Their shop curates a beautiful range of craft and design work from Irish makers. We’re delighted to be part of their collection. As of last week they have a selection of our latest tea towel designs in store.
Our tea towels feature bold and bright designs are screen printed onto luxurious, 100% organic cotton stock. The fabric is handwoven at a women’s collective in Kerela, southwestern India. I understand I’m engaged in a long process that touches many lives; having the opportunity to look down the supply chain like this and get a better feel for where our stock was coming from and how it was produced is educational. This knowledge feeds into my practice and and production processes.
The luxurious, thick hand of the textile used for our tea towel stock makes these beautiful prints perfect to hang on the wall. That said, my primary intention for these pieces was that they be a beautiful, functional addition to the kitchen.
If you’re in Sligo town and are hunting for a special gift for a colleague, friend or family member then head into Cait & I and ask to see our tea towels. This Christmas invest in your local community by supporting local businesses, artists and makers.