The Costume Room is a sustainable clothing and accessories brand concentrating on artistic exploration and eco-friendly practices for individuals who want contemporary, bold, considered design. Based in Ballsbridge, Dublin we believe in designing and creating gender neutral sustainable pieces that are made to last beyond the season, working to produce long-lasting clothes and accessories with a handcrafted touch. Traditional methods and innovative techniques merge to form timeless statement pieces that are uncompromising in their attention to detail.
We design for the discerning individual who appreciates quality and creativity. Stand alone original design with minimal effort and maximum ease, where the essence of comfort merges with design with complex yet quiet tailoring.
We believe creativity and sustainability is the key to everything we do.
The Costume Room gender neutral sustainable pieces have been seen in British Vogue, GQ, Wired, Tatler, Irish Country Magazine, Image Magazine, The Gloss and Totally Dublin amongst others.
The zero waste Linen Patchwork Puffer Coat was shortlisted for the Institute of Designers Ireland (IDI) 2021 Awards. In 2020 The Costume Room was also shortlisted in two categories with IDI, the clothing category and sustainable design.
A runner up in the fashion category of Irish Country Magazine Irish Made Awards 2020, The Costume Room was also shortlisted for ICM Irish Made Awards in 2018 and in 2019.
Sinéad Roberts, designer, creator, maker, hands on with everything The Costume Room and a member of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, was included in the publication of the book Who's Who in Visual Art 2018-2019.
The Costume Room is a proud member of Design Ireland.
Ethical, environmentally conscious gender neutral design are the core values of The Costume Room, part of the sustainable and slow fashion movement, each piece is made to order in our Dublin studio to avoid waste and deadstock.
The Costume Room’s commitment to sustainability is evident throughout all of our work from the manufacturing techniques and materials used down to The Costume Room packaging. It is the brand’s ethos to be a responsible, honest and modern company.
Naturally with all The Costume Room pieces, we use only the highest quality materials, favouring pure, ethically produced fabrics. We work with 100% Pure Irish Linen, Raw Organic Indigo Denim, Handwoven Donegal Tweed and 100% Natural Wool Wadding. Our textiles are 100% biodegradable, we believe these to be the environmentally considered choice. Organic fabric is hypoallergenic and respects nature, health and working conditions.
100% Pure Irish Linen exclusively woven for The Costume Room by Emblem Weavers, a family run business in Wexford, in the South East of Ireland.
RAW ORGANIC INDIGO DENIM
The Raw Organic Indigo Denim is made in Italy, 100% Made of GOTS* certified Organic Cotton, cultivated through methods and products with low environmental impact. The Indigo used in the dyeing phase is natural, extracted by Indigofera tinctoria plant in India. All the substances used in the production process are REACH** approved.
*The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
**REACH is a European Regulation and is an acronym for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. The overall aims of REACH are to: Provide a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals. Allow free movement of substances on the EU market.
HANDWOVEN DONEGAL TWEED
Handwoven Donegal Tweed exclusively handwoven for The Costume Room by master weaver Eddie Doherty in Ardara, County Donegal, in the northwest corner of Ireland.
100% Natural Wool Wadding provides superb insulation and the fibre breaths, allowing excess heat to dispense away from the body.
The Costume Room was founded by Irish designer Sinéad Roberts in 2004. Sinéad has designed and created for theatre, marketing companies and everything in between before launching The Costume Room gender neutral sustainable brand in 2017.
Sinéad Roberts loves to design and create. Sinéad believes in supporting self-definition and creating pieces which can be worn by everyone, she strives to design pieces that rejects societal norms and provides a freedom of expression for whomever decides to wear her pieces. The principal characteristics of Sinéad’s work are shape, form and sustainability, zero waste is always a key element in the construction of her designs. She draws inspiration from nature, clean lines, the avant-garde, art deco, popular culture and its relationship with art and design.
Sinéad Roberts is a hands on designer with an unconventional approach to fashion, her gender neutral designs celebrate inclusiveness, diversity and the human form.