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Stencilize is an Irish Clothing and Homeware Brand. It is the work of interior and product designer Aoife Hanrahan.
We design and produce fun high quality, men's, women's and kids streetwear and accessories. Designs are based on original graphics created for the making of stencil art. Based in Ireland.
Stencilize was a bit of a happy accident. I had always wanted to design and produce my own range of products. By trade I am an an Interior architect, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most creative and driven designers in Dublin. But once the recession hit , work in Architecture began to dwindle I had to change course. Where to go, what to do!??
Not being the type of person to sit still for very long, I took the opportunity to experiment with various design techniques. I loved street art and culture. I had always wanted to try stencil art but never found the time. Creative communities were popping up all around the city, rents were cheap, people had time to experiment. It felt like a renaissance in Ireland.
I was hooked immediately, I worked to develop a style unique to me and then began researching various printing techniques for applying the designs to ceramic, wood and fabric. My background in architecture had a big influence on the geometric style, I love clean crisp lines and simple geometric forms. Sometimes less is more! I also love the challenge of figuring out how things work, If it doesn't get up and walk away, I will try to print on it.
I decided that I could build a business based on the things I loved, nature, fashion ,strong bold graphics, my new found love of stencil art and Stencilize was born.
My designs and products are predominantly gender neutral. I like the design and style to speak for itself, without the need to splash my branding across the clothing. Just cool, fun clothing. Clothing that makes you smile. Because everyone has a different animal they relate to, having the ability to customize your clothing with
All the products you see on the website are designed and made in-house in my little studio in Kildare. Everything is printed to order, allowing me to offer multiple variations of products so you can have it exactly to your taste.
I have had the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects including Kildare village, The National Gallery of Ireland, various music festivals. And look forward to expanding the Stencilize range into the future.
If you have any questions / special requests / suggestions please feel free to drop us a message below, we love hearing feedback.