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Georgia in Dublin Newsletter Summer 2015


This newsletter comes to you from Georgia in Dublin's (GinD) new office in Dublin city centre, just off Sir John Rogerson's Quay.

We are really enjoying our new location, increased elbow room and proximity to other businesses. On the wall in our new office are two of Nickie's father's works to give us pleasure, inspiration and refreshment as we think up more ways to please and entice you! We hope you enjoy the news and new to the range information below. 

Best wishes from the GinD team!


Events so far this year

This year GinD exhibited at The London Bike Show where we were very well received even though it is largely still quite a 'MAMIL' event. We were at The Berlin Fahradschau, a wonderful celebration and commitment to urban cycling and apparel in a great location, Station Berlin. It was fantastic to meet lots of existing customers in person and to listen to their feedback on the GinD products.

The Badminton Horse Trials: such an exciting rural event to attend in the heart of the Cotswolds. The Dublette was well able to take the rains and there was also a fair bit of sun shining upon the huge crowds among which strolled the lovely Clare Balding and the very handsome Dominic West! We had lots of lovely, fun customers who were very enthusiastic and charming about the range. It was such a pleasure to see them walking off sporting their new purchases and looking fantastic!

We took part in Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade, of course, and attended various events in Dublin for Bike Week (among which St Vincent's Hospital's 'cycling as preventive medicine ' event ).  We are now gearing up for the Dublin Horse Show in August!

Carriage Driving in Co. Kildare

           No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.  ~Winston Churchill
Recently we did a photo shoot, to show the Hustle & Bustle and Rainwrap as an ideal carriage driving ensemble, in Co. Kildare. Georgia fell in love with the idea of carriage driving and had a go. She really enjoyed the experience and wrote a piece for Georgia's Dublin (our blog) about it. You can read the blog here.

Introducing the Goccia Bag!

The 'Goccia' is the new hands-free day and evening bag by Georgia in Dublin. The droplet shape inspired the name Goccia (Gotcha!) which is the Italian for drop or droplet. It has a thread handle fastening and hangs very comfortably on the wrist.   Made of waterproof fabric the Goccia is reversible, generally with one side being high viz and the other plain fabric. Big enough to fit a phone, small wallet, keys, make-up, lights and suchlike the Goccia is ideal for use while walking, pushing a buggy, cycling, you name it! It also works very well as a purse within a larger bag.
Grab your Goccia and go!

We are also delighted to introduce a new shade of Leggits. Orange you glad?! The orange Leggits are the latest addition to the overshoes-with-style! Simply pop the Leggits over your shoes, boots, flats or heels for complete protection from the elements. Say hello to visibility and goodbye to sodden jeans and spoiled shoes. The beauty of these overshoes is even if it’s not raining or dark they still can be worn as funky boots. The Leggits are 100% waterproof and include high visibility detail. The toe soles are made from recycled inner bike tubes  filleted by Georgia in Dublin! Coming in a range of colours, there is a pair of Leggits for everyone.

The brand new Goccia Bag and orange leggits pictured below, available online here

Basket Case!

Earlier in the year we were invited to take part in a project called Mobile Baskets, an Irish Design 2015 backed attempt to reinvent the bike basket for urban cycling.
Designers and basket makers duly met on the 10th April in Dublin Castle for the 'Design Hackathon'. Georgia had, not long ago, done an afternoon course with a weaver just off the Achill to Mulraney Cycle Way and came away triumphant with a small, basic but aesthetically pleasing basket and was interested to see the differing styles and interests of weavers and get further insight into their craft.  Like most designers, with the needs of the end user in mind, we initially favoured the rectangle but learned from the weavers that the material lends itself to the round.  They were willing to wrestle with geometry and we to consider the merits of the round.
In the end we were paired with the excellent Joe Hogan who had been unable to attend the meeting owing to heavy teaching commitments and with whom we were to work at distance (itself a challenge!).  We sent him images of  mock-ups in newspaper and wire of our 'goat head' basket (a basket to be grasped by the horns and light your way with its eyes) and he came back with the superbly executed interpretation you see below which arrived exuding the strong and evocative  scent of still-wet willow.  We have named this first draft Sydney (the slightly boss-eyed goat!).
The many creations by various designers were shown in Dublin Castle as part of Bloom Fringe.

Customer Photos

We love nothing more than to get feedback from our stylish, empowered GinD ladies! We are always thrilled when we receive testimonials, even better with a photo of a smiling customer included! We encourage all of our customers to send us their thoughts and photos of their GinD purchases in action.

Email your snaps to us on and you could feature in our customer focus Facebook posts!

The Full Bronte

Georgia got married this time last year and her wedding dress was designed in house. Following the general ethos of Georgia in Dublin we wanted to be prepared for all eventualities. We hoped for sun but were in an environment which was promising rain and so the Full Bronte was born. Comprised of the Bronte jacket and a long white Rainwrap this waterproof wedding ensemble was an effective and striking way to keep the rain at bay! Happy anniversary Georgia :)

Lets Style Rain!

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