Tag Archives: Belfast

Introducing the Belfast Jacket

Ours is the story of a city, Belfast’s. Once Europe’s industrial heartbeat, and the greatest producer of linen in the world. Generations have passed, mills have shut, but the city goes on. Entrepreneurs now work where looms once wove. Belfast hasn’t stopped making, and neither have we. Shaped by the past, the Belfast Jacket is […]

Linen Characters

Amidst the political chaos, a photographic exhibition has been launched in the Great Hall at Stormont. German photographer Burchard Riegels celebrates ‘Linen Characters’ of today, featuring those who are still making a valuable contribution to keeping the Irish linen industry alive. Amongst those acknowledged in the exhibition, is local, Belfast Based Designer Chris Tyndall. Belfast […]

Loft Trading / Burkhard Riegels

I had the pleasure of meeting Burkhard Riegels in May a photographer from Germany. We met up at Brookfield Mill on the Crumlin Road / Flax Street and took a series of photographs. Please see a selection of the photos below taken on the day. (photography: B.Riegels / www.art-tempto.de) These kids were armed with water bombs […]

Pocket Guide to Northern Ireland – WWII

Found this guide today on www.belfasthistory.org – a fascinating read. This guide was issued to American troops stationed in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. Please find extracted text below or to view the guide online please click here: NI Pocket Guide A POCKET GUIDE TO NORTHERN IRELAND prepared by SPECIAL SERVICE DIVISION, SERVICES OF […]

The AW/13 Streets

Autumn/Winter 13 madras pieces are named after streets in Belfast. Here is a quick snap montauk-monster.com/pharmacy shot of each street sign… Arthur Lane Glengall Street Fountain Street Russell Street – located in the Linen Quarter

The SS/13 Streets

All of the Spring/Summer 13 pieces are named after streets in Belfast. Here is a quick snap shot of each street sign… Clarence Street – located in the Linen Quarter Joy Street – located in the Linen Quarter Ormeau Avenue – located in the Linen Quarter Pottinger’s Entry – located in the Cathedral Quarter Pottinger’s […]