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Turning truck tarps into fashion accessories –Jump the Hedges founder Síofra Caherty on the evolution of her sustainable fashion business

Síofra Caherty, talks to Catriona Doherty about her big win at the RDS Craft Awards last week and her passion for sustainability

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In the bag: Designer Síofra Caherty in her studio

In the bag: Designer Síofra Caherty in her studio

Síofra’s fanny bag

Síofra’s fanny bag

Síofra’s mini tote

Síofra’s mini tote

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In the bag: Designer Síofra Caherty in her studio

From pattern cutting for Levi’s in San Francisco to designing outdoor clothing for Adidas in Germany, before juggling teaching posts in universities across the island of Ireland to finance her handbag start-up, Síofra Caherty has had quite the fashion career.

Her work experience coupled with the influence of her upbringing in the south Armagh countryside and her passion for sustainability, led this Belfast-based designer to pursue her dream of founding Jump the Hedges, designing and making bags using reclaimed materials including locally-sourced truck tarpaulin and aeroplane seat straps.


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