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Irish Made: You Can Now Get Irish Owned And Designed Active Wear

By Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

June 5, 2019 at 11:35am


Summer brings a new lease of life.

The evenings are longer, the holibobs are approaching and you're feeling that buzz to get out and get active.

In doing this, I opened my bottom drawer; I'll admit I hadn't looked at it in quite some time. Pulling out my usual gym bits, I realised they had really aged over the last while - a few holes here and there, faded colours and the odd stain.

This will never do...

Almost a year ago, I decided to create this series to promote Irish brands and also encourage us all to buy Irish. If you haven't guessed already, this week I'm shining a light on an Irish owned and designed active wear brand.

Say hello to I-SPY!

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We still can't get over how amazingly well our photos turned out 😍 . . We're over the moon with how our pink ones are selling and all the feedback we're getting back about them! 🙌 . . Our leggings only arrived this time last week and we can't believe that almost 60 pairs have gone already! 💃 . . Thanks so much to everyone who has bought a pair, and a special shout out to all those who have bought 2 or even 3 pairs! It honestly means so much to us to see that people are living them that much ❤️ . . Onwards and upwards from here! 🙌 . . Huge shout out to our amazing team that made this happen ❤️ Our wonderful model @graciella568 And of course our fantastic photographer @horsfallphotography 📸 . . #ispyleggings #theispyteam

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I-SPY was set up by mother-daughter duo Paulette and Louise Egan in 2014. They were both passionate about fitness, lifestyle and yoga and wanted to create something that represented that.

Paulette was a yoga teacher and had seen first-hand the problems she and her class were facing with ill-fitting tops and see-through leggings. She had always dreamed of setting up her own clothing brand and this seemed like the perfect time to do so. She partnered with her daughter Louise who would act as the youthful edge with innovative ideas.

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Time is running out! The deadline for Irish orders is midnight this Wednesday! (I know right, where did December go?!) 🤷 . . So, that means you have roughly 2 days left to get your loved ones the perfect pair of leggings, just in time for Christmas! 💃 . . We're so happy with how December has gone so far and we've been mad busy for the last few weeks gift wrapping and sending our leggings everywhere from Longford to New York! 🌃 . . Anyway, make sure you get your orders in before midnight on Wednesday as any orders placed after that time, we can't guarantee that you'll have them in time for Christmas ❤️🎁 . . Thank you all for your support and we're glad so many people will be waking up to a pair of our wonderful completely non see-through leggings on Christmas morning! 🎄 #theispyteam #christmasiscoming #2daysleft!

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They sourced a top-quality manufacturer started marketing the products.

They said:

"We all know the feeling of putting on your favourite clothes, looking in the mirror and feeling your confidence grow. This is the feeling that we aim to create with our range. We want to spread this joy and ensure that all women can feel unbelievably confident in themselves and in the clothes that they’re wearing."

These two are absolutely killing it and I can't wait to get my hands on a pair of their leggings - no more holes!

It's so nice seeing an Irish mother and daughter running a business, too.



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