Little Red creator Fiona Burke grew up in Ennis, Co. Clare. Summer day trips to Lahinch beach were never the same without a treat of a brown paper bag of 'seagrass'. She still remembers sitting on Lahinch prom overlooking the wide open Atlantic, with sand-encrusted toes, munching the chewiest, saltiest dillisk there ever was.
Fast forward a few years, and Fiona qualifies from UCD with a degree in engineering and moves to Cork. Though she worked in the aeronautical industry for a while, it was a more earthy trajectory of cheese-mongering at farmer's markets that was to become her calling. After a number of years of selling artisan, farmhouse products from her market stall, Fiona started experimenting in making her own skincare from organic, natural ingredients. With an enduring love of alchemy and all things sea-related, she started to include West of Ireland seaweed in her concoctions. She was so pleased with the results, that her new venture, Little Red was born.
Little Red Skincare is quintessentially Irish, embodying the healing goodness of seaweed - one of Ireland’s natural coastal treasures. The bespoke, hand-crafted range is a true representation of how Irish craft can harness valuable Irish resources of the finest quality, and sell to a world-wide discerning audience.