Friday, June 17, 2022

Two former St Muredach’s College students appeared in the Junior Certificate Business exam yesterday.

Richard Grimes (Enniscrone)and Peter Timlin (Ballina) set up their eco and vegan-friendly clothing brand, Pure, in May 2020 and it has gone from strength-to-strength since.

Pure Clothing founders, Richard Grimes and Peter Timlin.

In December of that year, they were included in The Sunday Independent’s top 30 entrepreneurs under the age of 30.

In November 2021, the Ballina-based company’s products were made available in Arnotts Dublin department store – which is the oldest and largest in Ireland. This development came as a result of Pure’s participation in Arnotts Pitch ’21 initiative – designed to support community and champion local talent.

The ultimate Pitch ’21 winner secured a €10,000 business development fund.

Last month, their clothing was stocked at EJ Menswear in Sligo.

The company has grown exponentially over the last two years, as they now have over 72,000 followers across Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.

Mayo senior footballer Oisín Mullin is a brand ambassador for the company.

Their business was the subject of a question on yesterday’s Business exam in the Junior Cert.

St Muredach’s College shared their pride on social media today: “Great to see our ex-students Peter and Richard from Pure Clothing appear on the Leaving Cert Business exam yesterday,” the post read.

It’s onwards and upwards for Pure Clothing and Peter and Richard.

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