Stairway to heaven

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

11th February, 2018
Designer Kate Nolan and jeweller Chupi Sweetman at their new store in Powerscourt, Dublin 2 Pic: Fergal Phillips

‘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.”

Nolan, a stalwart of Ireland’s sustainable fashion movement, joined forces with Chupi Sweetman, the jewellery designer, to shape

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