Derry sportswear designer is Council's business start-up of the year

Fri, 08/03/2019 - 15:30 -- Editor

Emma Kirwan, owner of Empire Clothing & Leotards, is celebrating today after being announced as the winner of this year’s £10k Business Start-Up Challenge.

Emma is a Wexford native and former gymnast who is based at the Inner City Trust’s Fashion & Textile Design Centre on Shipquay Street. Her successful business sells a range of leotards and fashionable sportswear with a 90’s streetwear edge – catering for gymnasts, dancers and performers often overlooked by other sports.