City of Culture Derry Diva bags

Amanda Kerr and Dympna O'Brien of derrydiva.com. DER3613SL029 Photo: Stephen Latimer
Amanda Kerr and Dympna O'Brien of derrydiva.com. DER3613SL029 Photo: Stephen Latimer
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A Derry mum and daughter have come up with a business venture to celebrate the city’s Year of Culture, which they hope will last a lifetime.

Dympna O’Brien, who lives in Limavady, and her daughter Amanda Kerr, who lives in Derry, have designed reuseable bags with their own logo depicting what they call ‘Derry Divas’.

“We started thinking about the City of Culture and we wanted to do something that would epitomise Derry. There is nowhere else in the world like Derry; the people and their friendliness, and the women are always so well turned out, so stylish and sosphisticated, and always ahead of the game,” says Dympna.

The idea evolved after the plastic bag tax was introduced.

“Everywhere you go you need a bag. Ours are organic, made from jute, are sturdy and come in two different sizes and have an image of a mum and daughter. They’re just that wee bit different,” says Dympna, “because they’re that bit more stylish than your ordinary carrier bag.”

Dympna says they’ve had great feedback so far, and hope to expand their product range.

“It’s early days but, so far, the feedback has been good,” says Dympna.

For more information visit derrydiva.com