The essentials of the business of importing and selling silks has not changed in over 40 years. Starting small, from a small shop in her house, Roisin Cross worked hard to source the finest of fabrics for the Irish market back in the 1980’s.
Today we continue and maintain the relationships founded by Roisin Cross. We still source our fabrics from the same suppliers and manufacturers which are based in China, India and Thailand.
Each year Judith travels to the Far East to select suitable silks for Ireland’s market. The silk prints are carefully selected. The common colours within this selection are identified and referenced to ‘Pantone’ which is the universal colour language. This facilitates the accurate communication of what colours are required, which are then made specifically for Roisin Cross Silks.
The forecasting of trends is an inherent part of the decisions made. The overriding factor that dictates the annual collection are the needs and lifestyles of our customers which we implicitly understand. Trends come and go but the quality of our fabrics remains the same high standard.
Memories of Our Travels To The Far East
Over the years we have been privileged to have a behind the scenes look at the silk making process.
Each time we visit gives us a new appreciation of the skill and expertise it takes to create our fabrics.
Our photos give a wonderful insight to the work behind the beautiful fabrics on sale in our Dublin showroom.
In the video below, we have put together a small montage of our favourite memories from visiting our Indian suppliers in 2017. Watch how the silk strands are dyed, colour checked and then woven to make the high quality material you see in our showroom. Seeing the exquisite patterns and prints being created in front of your eyes, gives a new understanding to the phrase cocoon to couture.