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Bernie Murphy Irish Designer


Bernie Murphy Irish Designer brings the beauty of Donegal Tweed and her talent for contemporary and stunning design to Mimi+Martha. Using 100% natural materials, Bernie's designs offer beauty without compromise.

Bernie says: Standing on the shores of Donegal, on the Wild Atlantic Way, feels like standing on the edge of the world; there is colour and texture and inspiration wherever you look. This is where I find my greatest inspiration – where my imagination can feast on the blues and greys of the wild Atlantic ocean, where the fields and hills suggest patchworks, lines and patterns, where the barren lands and peat bogs blend the russets of trees and heather with the neutrals of sheep fleeces and stones… all combine to suggest the structures, colours and textures for my contemporary garment sculptures.

My aim is to capture in my textile art suggestions of the natural environment that surrounds me – its unpredictable beauty and spirit – and reflect elements of the textiles and design skills that have been handed down across the generations in this unique region, my homeland of Donegal.

Bernie's stunning designs make beautiful accessories and of course, gifts for those special ones.