Animal Print in Fashion

Wild Fashion – Animal Print for Everyone!

Is there something tugging at our deepest primal nature when we find ourselves drawn to animal print in fashion? Exotic and powerful prints, reminding us of the animals they represent, have been used for clothing and decor for centuries, and the trend is not going anywhere. Based on the catwalk and high street collections this year, leopard print in particular …

energy conservation and energy efficiency at redlane fashion boutique

Energy Conservation at Redlane

With the UN news that we have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe (eek!), we are stepping up our energy conservation policies and practices at Redlane. We’ve always been as careful as possible, but we are now committing to do even better by 2020. With that in mind, we have been working on a new Sustainability Statement, so you the …

Knitting Trends 2018 - 2019

Knitting Trends 2018 – 2019

We love, love, love our cosy knitwear here at Redlane. So versatile! So comfortable! And one in five garments worn worldwide, everyday, are knitted. So popular! Some of the earliest knitted artifacts have been discovered in Egypt, but for obvious reasons, knitting has mostly been developed in colder climates. The most common yarn has been wool, though some exceptionally fine …

check pattern with sunflowers

Check the Pattern

When we think of check, plaid or tartan, most of us think… kilt, right? These days, it’s mostly seen on loud obnoxious sports fans on away games, or tourists, or at weddings where the dude has some sort of Scottish family ties and decides he simply MUST honour the ancestors in this way. Well, first off, when we talk tartan, …

Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher on stage singing Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good'. Photo: Domnick Walsh

The Lovely Girls Competition

Ok, so this post is really about the Rose of Tralee, but we all love a bit of Father Ted – don’t we? When Father Ted first aired, Ireland was a different place, and I do wonder if shining the light of satire onto some of the more entrenched parts of our culture actually helped to move us along a …