Those of you have subscribed to Irish at Heart for a while now, will have instantly recognised the vibrant style of the Hook Head tea towel that was nestled in there. Jando have become a staple favourite with our Irish at Heart family, and their work never fails to fill me with a sense of love and pride for the country that I call home.
With our celebration of “Glás” this month and rejoicing in all things green, I especially relish the chance to talk about this wonderful Dublin duo - who operate a completely carbon-neutral and plastic-free business, relying on all local Irish suppliers. Their sustainable ethos, lively personalities and, of course, fabulous prints make them an absolute delight to work with – and I’m always excited to see what their brilliant minds come up with next!
This week I caught up with Julie, one half of the husband-and-wife team who have been cloaking Ireland’s most treasured architecture in vibrant skylines for over six years now – sharing their vision with 70 suppliers all over the world .
How did Jando come to life?
So Jando is actually just our names together – Julie AND Owen – and it all started ten years ago when we were getting married in New York, but just couldn’t find stationary that really fitted what we were looking for.