Valerie is a Irish weaver. After returning to college as a mature student & graduating from the LYIT, with a degree in fashion with promotion. She started up her own business in 2018 making hand crafted handbags and accessories. All her bags and accessories are made with only Irish yarns and fabrics. Valerie’s hand-woven pieces, are made for fabric which she weaves herself on her tableloom. The yarns used are from Donegal – and her current tweed tote bags are comprised of Mc Nutt’s herringbone and tweeds – and the linings are Baird Mc Nutt’s Irish linen. Valerie’s designs are a combination of beautiful, sustainable design and commercial practicality. Her handbags are designed, sourced and handmade by herself in the North West of Ireland.