Galway Spotlight Emily Jean O Byrne

Posted on: 25/04/2020

Emily Jean O Byrne of Emily Jean Millinery is our featured member of Network Galway today.  Here are some fun facts about Emily and information about her business.

Describe your business in 3 words

Hat Designer

What has been your greatest achievement to date? 

Opening my own hat boutique

What are your hopes for your business in 2020?

Increase brand awareness

What person or book has inspired you?

I have had the pleasure of hearing Evelyn O’ Toole , from CLS speak on a few occasions. I am inspired by entrepreneurs who follow instincts and passion and she is one such person.

What did you want to be when you grew up as a child?

I always knew it would be something in the creative field/industry.

Business Description – what do you do?

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I design and make hats for ladies attending special occasions, my main market is weddings. Clients book an appointment to come to my hat atelier. We start with the outfit and then I advise and guide my customer on the most appropriate headwear for the occasion.
I also offer styling advice on what options my customer should choose to finish the look by recommending colour and style for their shoes and bag.
Once the hat is ordered the creation begins, I usually advise one to two fitting before the hat is complete.

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