Turning truck covers into fashion accessories – Síofra Caherty, founder of Jump the Hedges, talks about the evolution of her sustainable fashion business

From cutting patterns for Levi’s in San Francisco to designing outerwear for Adidas in Germany, before juggling teaching positions at universities across the island of Ireland to fund her start-up handbags, Síofra Caherty has had quite a career in fashion.

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 manufacturing bags using salvaged materials, including locally sourced truck tarps. and airplane seat straps.

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