24% Funded


Target: €8550


€2,065 Raised

not funded

9 Funders

KEEM Début Capsule Collection

By Denise Thomas


Hello! My name is Denise and I'd like to tell you about KEEM. I've imagined a new ethical luxury brand inspired by the beauty of Ireland in particular Keem Achill Island. I fell in love with Achill on my first trip there the dramatic changes in the landscape as you head further west the people and the sheep who wander free in the fields on the road and on the beaches. I've taken quite literal inspiration from the land- and seascapes there with regard to the luxurious all natural fibre textile I designed and have already sampled for the collection of separates and outerwear which features the pattern of dry stone walls. The KEEM brand uses only premium fabrics. I've sourced the highest quality one hundred percent GOTS organic cotton from Turkish fair trade farms and silky smooth animal friendly faux fur. Garments will be ethically manufactured in Ireland. I hope to communicate the ethics and eco- nature of the brand and clothing with QR codes documenting one hundred percent transparency from fibre to floor and to promote cryptocurrency payment function on an informative website with ecommerce store. I hope you can help!

Most recently, I have finished a degree in Business in Entrepreneurship at IADT. To balance all the business study, I also created my first capsule collection of 6 pieces, which has been sampled and photographed for ecommerce and press. I have received really positive feedback and am delighted to be stocking Om Diva, Not Just A Label and Wolf & Badger in September 2016... with your help!

I studied Fashion Design at Sallynoggin CFE and have worked for Lennon Courtney (seamstress) on alterations and on a look for Panti Bliss. I have interned with designer and stylist Alison Conneely and with Lapel 1865, Cork. My background is in graphic design and photography (BA Visual Communication, 2000). I have also studied part time at Grafton Academy and enjoyed short courses at Central Saint Martins and National Tailoring Academy.

If successful, most of the funding amount, €8,550, will finance the creation of one bolt of KEEM designed fabric, with funds also supporting fair trade 100% GOTS organic cotton farms in Turkey. The remaining funding will help fund Irish manufacture of the garments, while developing 100% transparency function across QR codes, cryptocurrency payment and informative ecommerce site.

After investing €10,000 into creating the KEEM brand's final sample pieces and exclusive textile sample metres, along with professional product photography, my own funding is running low! I need to fund the creation of a bolt of my truly special, luxurious, all natural fabric. Please take a look at the great rewards. I am offering truly unique garments in exclusive luxurious natural textiles at near wholesale cost, saving you additional store markup.

If successful, the completion of garment rewards will be scheduled for delivery by the end of September 2016, dependent on factory schedule. I would be so grateful if you could help and share this information. Thank you!



KEEM showcase at Om Diva, Saturday 25th June

Thank you again to everyone for their support in pledging and sharing the crowd fund info! I appreciate it so much! Following requests to see, feel and try on the garments, Om Diva have kindly offered to show the clothes upstairs! I will also be there to chat and answer any questions you have about the fabrics and garments. Hope to see you there! A big thank you to Deirdre McQuillan for her article on sustainability and including KEEM among such inspiring Irish designers! http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/fashion/sustainable-fashion-the-key-irish-players-1.2687559

Thank You!

Just a little note to say a huge thank you to funders so far! Since going live on Wednesday 25th May some amazing pledges have made a wonderful start to my first ever crowdfund project. Please take a look at the video and www.keem.ie to view the garments rewards on offer and contact me through the site if you have any questions. Thanks again so much! Lots of love on this sunny Sunday, Denise xx

funders (9)

There are 7 public funders of this project

There are 2 anonymous funders of this project