A few years ago Olga Klofac’s youngest daughter was diagnosed with farsightedness. She found it a difficult journey to source glasses that suited her child and that her child liked to wear. Olga describes it as ‘You know how a mother looks at her child and thinks it’s the most beautiful face in the world? For 5 years you’ve been looking at this beautiful face that makes your heart fill up with joy and then suddenly you have to put this obnoxious piece of plastic on it. I searched everywhere for glasses that wouldn’t look overpowering on her little face but everything we found in the shops was too strong, too dark or just plain tacky. She used to call herself a fairy princess and put on her fairy wings as soon as she came home from school. I just wanted some beautiful sparkly pink glasses for her that would match her personality. But it proved to be an impossible task’. So what do you do? You set up an eyewear brand and design your own!
With a Master’s degree in Financial management, Olga moved to Ireland 15 years ago and worked at different jobs until she had children and realised she needed to be at home with them. ‘I knew I wanted to be there for them when they were small and the only solution was to work for myself. That’s when I set-up my first business (Photography Business) which became very successful and gave me valuable experience and skills that were helpful in setting up and running my eyewear company’.
Our eyewear is designed in Ireland and custom made by a carefully selected eyewear manufacturer according to our specifications and it is checked by an independent quality control company. It is CE marked, conforming with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area.
Fairy specs are dedicated to girls who dream of fairy wings, and magic dust; providing them with glasses that accentuate their features instead of overpowering them. Glasses so soft and delicate you barely notice them on. Glasses that give confidence with every look in the mirror.
We are currently selling online. We are looking at partnering up with stockists in Ireland, UK, EU, Canada, US and Australia and further down the line outsourcing our Business 2 Business (B2B) sales to independent eyewear distributors worldwide. At the same time we want to continue to sell directly to customers who don’t have any stockists near them.
The EMPOWER Programme has done wonders in terms of pushing me out of my comfort zone. The motivation I’ve gained from it has been amazing. I’ve been in business for 6 years but still learnt many new practical skills during this program that are going to help me on my journey. The selection of speakers and mentors was fantastic and it’s been a privilege to learn from some of the best experts in their fields. I enjoyed it so much I never missed a session and was always looking forward to what we were going to learn next. And last but not least thanks to this great program I now have a network of amazing people that I wouldn’t have met otherwise.