IGWC Wool Panel Talks at Showcase 2024

Join the Irish Grown Wool Council at Showcase 2024 for a series of curated panel talks on Irish wool.
Talks will take place on each of the three days of Showcase, 21st – 23rd January,(RDS, Dublin) across the key themes of Sustainability, Fashion and Innovation, focusing on the past, present and future for Irish wool. Join us at the ‘Inspiration Stage’ for these talks at Showcase 2024.

This opportunity is supported by the Design & Crafts Council, Ireland.

Showcase is Ireland’s premier design and craft trade fair. 

Panels and times are a work in progress, please check back for latest updates.
Last updated 19th January 2024:

Day: Sunday 21st January:
Time: 4pm- 5pm
Theme: Sustainability

Wool Chronicles: Heritage & Horizon
Hear a mix of national and international wool related businesses and researchers share their knowledge and experiences of Irish wool’s heritage, present market conditions and where they see the potential for Irish grown wool. Join us as we navigate the sustainability, traceability and viability of Irish grown wool.


Moderated by Rebecca Marsden,
Designer, Materials Researcher & Educator The Wool Hub and Forge Design Factory

Day: Monday 22nd January:
Time: 12pm- 1pm
Theme: Fashion & Interiors

Monday: Wool Yarns; From Ewe to SKU
Join seasoned stalwarts and new entrants working with Irish grown wool across fashion, design and homewares. Listen to their stories entwine as they discuss the possibilities by exploring past glories, present challenges and future commercial opportunities for Irish grown wool.


Day: Tuesday 23rd January
Time: 11am- 12pm
Theme: Innovation

Tuesday: Wool Wonders; Different Strands of Innovation
Get a glimpse into the world of wool transformation. Join our panel of national and international designers and researchers as they unravel sustainable supply chains, fashion forward design and advances in the circular bio-economy for product development. Sharing the progress of Irish grown wool from field to new frontiers.


Moderated by Rebecca Marsden
Designer, Materials Researcher & Educator The Wool Hub and Forge Design Factory

You will need to register to attend Showcase as a visitor to gain entry on the day.

About Showcase Ireland

Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) has announced the return of Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo® to the RDS Dublin from Sunday, 21 January to Tuesday, 23 January 2024. One of Ireland’s largest international trade shows, Showcase offers manufacturers, designers and craft makers the opportunity to exhibit their new collections. It celebrates their highly crafted and creative products that have become synonymous with Irish design and makes Showcase such an important destination for national and international buyers. www.showcaseireland.com