Emerald and Wax


As a self-taught designer, crafter and maker, Virtue Shine has spent her life surrounded by colour. Inspired by a childhood spent sitting on her grandmother’s lap at her wholesale African fabric warehouse in Accra, Ghana, as well as being raised in New York, this fashion-lover hopes to bring the colour of traditional wax prints to her customers on the Wild Atlantic Way.#

Emerald and Wax is borne out of my passion for African wax prints since growing up as a child sitting on my grandmother’s lap in her wholesale African fabric warehouse in Accra.

These wax prints are a little bit of my childhood that I carry with me always, and a piece of my Ghana.

I draw on this Ghanaian upbringing to bring the art and colour of traditional wax prints to European design, delivering what I like to describe as wearable art for today’s confident woman and also for women looking to bring colour into their everyday lives and wardrobes.

After moving to New York in my late teens, I grew to love Japanese design and architecture, and this forms a strong presence in my collections. By combining these Japanese design elements with the unique wax print fabrics, each piece becomes a bespoke, original and wearable work of art.

Now living in Galway, on the West Coast of Ireland, I am driven to design and produce each garment so that it is the essence of the Emerald & Wax brand.

Available online and soon in selected designer outlets, my collections are extremely wearable and  add both colour and style to any capsule wardrobe.

Separates, simple shift dresses, and colourful jackets combine easily with simple plain pieces that can easily be incorporated into any wardrobe all year round.

A self-taught designer, crafter and maker, I now live on the Wild Atlantic Way in Galway, Ireland, with my 4 growing boys, husband and our very cute and loving dog Loki.

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  • emeraldandwax@gmail.com
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