Tea & Madeleine creator, Fiona Smyth was born in County Down in the North of Ireland, an area once celebrated for its linen production before production stopped in the 1950s. Fiona is delighted to be working with a recently established linen mill in County Derry which uses traditional methods and ethical values to manufacture their linen. 

Fiona has been sewing all her life and pursued her dream of studying at the London College of Fashion after several years of living in the South of France.  Creating something beautiful and high quality which is made to last is the most rewarding part of the process.  

Fiona grew up watching old black and white films with stars like Lauren Bacall and Katherine Hepburn.  Her goal was to create a brand that encapsulates the spirit of the 1930s and the French Riviera. 


European elegance with Irish craftsmanship.