A Dublin boy’s lockdown passion project turns into a fast-growing vintage clothing company

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When the city first went into full lockdown, it brought out a creative side to the city and its people that maybe we didn’t pay enough attention to before.

Many have started creating art, getting crafty and coming up with ideas to stay busy and, let’s face it, sane in difficult circumstances.

But for a few talented people, what started as a hobby project of containment has actually turned into a successful business venture.

Oisin is one such person, a boy from Dublin with a passion for vintage clothing who has put his time in lockdown to good use, setting up Durt Co Vintage Clothing.

Oisin was one of many vendors at the Dandelion Market at The Well on Sunday October 24.

He told Dublin Live how his business got started and what it’s all about.

“I actually have a full-time job on top of that,” he revealed.

“I started this in June 2020. It was kind of a passion project during the first lockdown.

“I’ve done pop-ups before. I’ve done one at UCD, one at the Workman’s Club. This is my first with other vendors. I think at Christmas everyone is going to be around Stephen’s Green and it could be really cool.”

Sustainable fashion has been one of the fastest growing movements in the clothing world in recent years, with brand new vintage boutiques popping up around town and online.

Oisin explains to Dublin Live why he decided to come on board, saying: “We’re trying to make second-hand vintage clothing cooler, cheaper, more accessible in Ireland.”

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