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African sun in Ireland

These are not just colourful fabrics, this is my identity, the country I come from, the taste of my childhood.

so Virtue Shine told me, a fashion designer from Ghana who now sews brightly coloured clothes in Galway.

January in Ireland over the wild Atlantic is a burden. Heavy rain, gales, hail, grey colour skies. Meanwhile I enter Virtue’s studio and there I can see hundreds of special fabrics around, each with different patterns and colours. On the hangers are dresses, skirts, jackets, scarves, bags and birds.

Working with colours here in Galway, where the sky is clouded so often is a great privilege, because the colour is a mood lifter and can preset my day

says Virtue.

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