Preloved Communion Wear 2024

We are excited to announce that we will be selling a curated selection of Preloved Communion Wear this year. We will announce further details in October as to where and when we will be selling. 

In the meantime, we are accepting preloved dresses to sell on a consignment basis. If you have a beautiful dress to sell please email the following details to and we will get back to you with consignment details. 

1) Image of Dress

2) Original Price Paid

3) Preloved Condition e.g. dry clean or repairs needed

Unfortunately we don't have the capacity to accept all dresses but please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you. We look forward to hearing from you. 




Preloved Communion Wear Pop-up Dates 2023 : 

Sat 4th February 2023

Arnott's Department Store, Dublin

Children's Wear Department

Sat 11th February 2023

Brown Thomas Cork

Children's Wear Department. 

We will be offering a beautifully curated selection of Preloved Communion Dresses and Suits. 

  • All pieces are carefully quality checked and cleaned.
  • Prices range from €60 - €215.
  • No appointment necessary, walk-ins only. 

If you have any questions about the events please get in touch via or DM @wearekindfolk



Communion Wear Re-sale

Please get in touch if you would like to see your little one's dress being loved again by another little girl on their special day. 

We are currently sourcing dresses for our upcoming Preloved Communion Wear Pop ups in Cork and Dublin (Feb 2023) We are accepting preloved communion wear on a Consignment basis only i.e the seller is paid after the dress is sold. (We are currently not accepting suits as we have a sufficient number of suits.)

How it works:

  • Please email outlining details of your dress/suit - Brand / Photo / Size / Original Price / Condition/ If dry cleaning or mending is needed
  • If your dress is a style we are looking for, we can agree a re-sale price based on information you have provided. You will receive 60% of re-sale price KindFolk 40% when the dress/ suit sells
  • We will email you a Consignment Agreement and send you out a pre-paid stamp with tracking number to send the dress to us
  • You will receive payment via Bank Transfer or PayPal as soon as the item sells.
  • If your dress doesn't sell throughout the course of our 2 re-sale events the item will be returned to you at your cost (€9 fee for a postal return plus any dry cleaning / mending costs that were incurred - these can be discussed on a case by case basis as we want to avoid seller's having to incur costs)
  • If the dress is a style we are confident will sell at future events we may make you an offer for the dress instead of returning it to you. 
  • If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • We can arrange pick up of dresses/suits in Glounthaune /  Glanmire / Cork City and surrounding suburbs.


Saturday 24th Septmber 2022

We are delighted to once again team up with Arnotts Department Store, Dublin and Brown Thomas, Cork to offer you the opportunity to extend the lifecycle of your preloved Communion Wear.

How does it work? Bring your preloved dress / suit / accessories in-store to be valued and you will receive the valuation back on an Arnotts / Brown Thomas Gift Card. Booking links below. 

We look forward to seeing you soon, if you have any questions in the meantime regarding the suitability of your item please get in touch via email: 


Date: Saturday 24th September 2022

Location :Children's Dept. Lower Ground Level, Arnotts Department Store, Dublin

Time: 10 - 4.30pm

Booking link: BOOKED OUT - please contact us if you missed out on a slot.

Date: Saturday October 8th 2022

Location: Level 1, Brown Thomas, Cork 

Booking link: 


Terms and Conditions apply: 

  • Only Communion Wear in excellent re-sale condition will be accepted
  • Gift Card value is based on brand, quality and original price paid.
  • If possible please present proof of original price paid
  • KindFolk endeavours to make all sellers an offer on valuation day however Kindfolk reserves the right to refuse an item if necessary.


May 2022

Our Preloved Communion Wear selling season has come to an end for this year. Thank you so much to all the lovely parents and little girls who came to visit us in our pop up events in Brown Thomas and Arnotts. We are absolutely delighted with the response we have had from parents who were keen to make a sustainable choice for their little one's special day - without compromising on quality and service.

We are so happy that so many little girls are wearing beautiful preloved dresses this year - we wish them a wonderful day with their family and friends.

A huge thank you to the Innovation and Enterprise team at Brown Thomas  / Arnotts who hosted our Preloved Communion Wear events, they are so lovely to work with and have a genuine passion for sustainability and bringing the concept of circular children's wear mainstream - thank you for having us! 


If you have a Preloved Communion Dress or Suit you would like to sell, please get in touch via , we would love to chat! Please include the following details in your email: Brand / Condition / Original Price Paid



20/2/2022 - We are in our final week of sourcing dresses and suits for our Preloved Communion Wear Event Brown Thomas Cork.

Date: 5th / 6th March 2022

Location: The Children's Room,Brown Thomas Cork

If you have a dress or suit you would like to sell, please get in touch by Wednesday 23rd February with the following details: 

  • Images of the dress / suit
  • Size
  • Original Price Paid
  • How much you would ideally like to earn back on the dress / suit
  • Condition e.g. mend / dry cleaning needed
  • KindFolk will assess the dress / suit and either make you an offer or suggest selling the item on consignment (the seller gets paid agreed amount when the dress sells)
  • Any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
  • Email us at or DM via Instagram @wearekindfolk


Preloved Communion Wear at Arnotts | January 2022

Thank you so much to everyone who visited Arnotts, it was so lovely to meet you all and we are very happy so many little girls found beautiful dresses they loved! Wishing all the girls a wonderful First Holy Communion Day in May.

Date: 29th - 30th January 2022

Location: The Circular Room, Arnotts Department Store, Dublin

Appointments and Walk-ins welcome.

You can make your appointment here -

For those making their First Holy Communion in 2022, KindFolk will hold a Preloved Communion Wear event in Arnotts Department Store - a first of its kind event in one of Ireland's most established department stores.

KindFolk will offer a curated selection of beautiful communion dresses in a range of styles and sizes. All preloved dresses will be dry cleaned and any dress with an imperfection has been sent to a seamstress to be modified so it will be as good as new.

Alongside the dresses, KindFolk will sell a hand-picked selection of boys suits, shirts and accessories e.g. bolero, headpieces, veils 

Our heartfelt thanks to the Innovation + Enterprise Team at Arnotts Department store who are making this exciting event a reality and working behind the scenes to create a beautiful setting for you and your little one to shop for their special day - in a sustainable and more cost effective manner!

Please keep an eye on our Instagram @wearekindfolk for updates on the event, we will be showcasing our dresses as we prepare them - available to view on our Communion Wear highlight. Please contact us on if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

How we source our dresses :

KindFolk sources dresses from the public.We are currently no longer accepting dresses from the public for this event. Thank you to everyone we have sourced beautiful preloved dresses from to date. | DM @wearekindfolk


In November '21 KindFolk held a preloved communion wear event in The Circular Room, Arnotts Department Store, Dublin 

Customers had the opportunity to bring their dress or suit into Arnotts to be valued by KindFolk and receive the value back on an Arnotts Gift card. The event was a great success - we sourced a beautiful selection of dresses and suits. Thank you to the lovely people who made the trip to Arnotts - keen to extend the lifecycle of their beautiful preloved communion wear, while receiving an Arnotts gift card for their efforts!