Introduction to Fashion Hse
As we celebrate our 82nd year in business, Marc and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers who have continuously supported us throughout every season. The strength of our company today is testament to the loyalty and confidence you have shown us in the past, present and foreseeable future.
It is statistically proven that only one in eight family businesses survive to the third generation. Our grandfather, Francis J. O’Rourke, founded our company in 1933 (originally Gráine O’Rourke Models Ltd), and FASHION Hse are very proud to be the current third generation of the O’Rourke family to carry the business forward.
The fact that we have survived the tidal changes within the fashion industry in Ireland over the last 80 years is testament to the family’s commitment to hard work, trust, loyalty and the desire to change. The company has gone through many cycles in its history – from manufacturer to exporter to distributor to retailer – and our most important attribute is our ability to respond to the needs of our customers. We as a company are well placed to meet that challenge with a strong management team and excellent supplier base that are capable of meeting our customer’s needs.
Service is a key word in all industries today and especially so in the fast moving fashion industry. With constant feedback from our retail, concessions and cash and carry, we pride ourselves in providing product solutions for all our customers. Our extensive facilities at Fashion City – warehouse, cash and carry and seven showrooms, provides us with the capabilities to meet their individual service requirements.
Our goal today and into the future is to be a major product supplier within the Irish fashion industry and delivering the right product at the right time to our loyal customer base. We look forward to the next 80+ years when future generations of the family will take on the challenge of the ever-changing fashion world.