Making it Work

Honest x Torpey sportswear keeps the focus on performance and sustainability

Seán Torpey’s father John began making hurleys as a sideline and now his son has expanded the successful family business into apparel aimed at the eco-conscious consumer

Seán Torpey with a traditional ash hurley and a bamboo hurley at Torpey hurleys near Sixmilebridge in Co Clare. Picture: Eamon Ward

Seán Torpey has been steeped in his family’s business since childhood. “I grew up around it; it was my playground,” Torpey told the Business Post.

Torpey was set up by Seán’s father John in Sixmilebridge in Co Clare as a hurley maker, but has now expanded into sports apparel that is aimed at eco-conscious consumers.

“We’re focused on performance and sustainability. For most of our time we’ve been known for our hurleys – many of ...