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Designer Kate Nolan and jeweller Chupi Sweetman at their new store in Powerscourt, Dublin 2 Pic: Fergal Phillips

In an airy loft at Dublin’s Powerscourt Centre, two influential Irish women have set out a stall for quality and permanence in opposition to the fleeting waste of fast fashion

‘Chupi and I shared the same levels of fast-fashion induced frustration after years of experiencing the conveyor belt of a fashion industry that encouraged a throwaway culture,” says Kate Nolan, co-founder of Atrium. “Clothing is sold so cheaply and in such volume that the value is compromised.”

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