Eilish & Co started as a creative outlet for myself. My brain was going a little stir-crazy and wasn’t coping with the confines of working retail after the whirlwind of design exploration that was my degree. I’d been toying with the idea of starting something up for some time but it always seemed so impossible– too expensive, too time-consuming, too much inexperience, too daunting... then I guess I’d had enough. I designed a collection, used my savings to buy fabric, made up some clothing and a website, and started instagramming the shite out of everything.
I’m always inspired by what’s around me: be it places I’ve been or plan to go, feelings I’ve felt, the people I surround myself with, artworks…if it stirs me I will use it as a base for a collection. I’ve always perceived my label to be a physical extension of myself and I think that’s why I prefer to use what’s close at hand for inspiration. I love experimenting with textures and colours and making odd pairs. Fabrics are where I always try to experiment.