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The Golden Spiderweb Story

The name Golden Spiderweb was chosen as a description for the intricate stitch & design of the hand knit products being produced for the company throughout the 1990’s.

Golden Spiderweb began its journey in 1990 as husband & wife, Gerry and Ann Robinson, ran a retail & wholesale business in Ireland, selling ladies clothing, and specialising in knitwear. These knitwear garments were designed in Ireland by Ann, and were being hand knit by local women in Zimbabwe, Africa.

This started off as a small knitting project in Zimbabwe, aimed at providing employment and empowering local women. Between 1991 – 2002 the expansion grew, and from starting with a compliment of 40 women, the project became so successful, that at the height of its success, over 6,000 women were employed. Later the political situation in Zimbabwe changed and made importing from Zimbabwe impossible. In 2003 Gerry & Ann went into semi-retirement.

And now……….they’re back!

In 2008 Gerry & Ann opened a retail unit in Cabra, which reignited their passion for ladies fashion, and they began trading again. Their son Niall joined the business in 2010, and has been busy developing their online presence and promoting the new online store.

More recently, Whitewater Shopping Centre Newbridge (Kildare) saw the opening of another store for Golden Spiderweb, expanding their network to eight stores in total, which are at the following locations:

  • Stillorgan Shopping Centre (Dublin)
  • The Square Shopping Centre (Dublin)
  • Douglas Village Shopping Centre (Cork)
  • Galway Shopping Centre (Galway)
  • City Square Shopping Centre (Waterford)
  • The Crescent Shopping Centre (Limerick)
  • Whitewater Shopping Centre Newbridge (Kildare)
  •  Laois Shopping Centre (Portlaoise)

Although the knitwear does not have such a pivotal role in the business anymore, the core values of Golden Spiderweb remain the same today as they did back in 1990:

  • Unique & affordable ladies fashion
  • Excellent customer service
  • Relaxed & friendly shopping environment

This story has carved the character of Golden Spiderweb. The unique blend of style & fashion available at Golden Spiderweb is evidence of the experience & passion of this character. You are invited to join Golden Spiderweb on its journey……………the best is yet to come!