Importance of Recycling for Dri Umbrellas with Deirdre Horan

Welcome again to another episode of the Conscious Design Podcast, where today Ian Peterman welcomes Deirdre Horan, founder of Dri Umbrellas. Deirdre begins with a short story about how she got started and where she drew her inspiration from. Deidre then talks about what made her change her look on the problematic of the oceans and what made her look at it from a different perspective. Deidre and Ian then talk more about recycling and what importance it has for Dri Umbrellas. Deirdre talks also more about which stage of business they are in currently and where she expects to move. Deirdre then answers Ian’s question about the length of this process and how long the umbrellas have been in works. Deirdre then talks about the ethos of the brand and what it signifies. She ends with final remarks and invites people to look at her Kickstarter page and also her website and social media. 



  • 0:00 – Guest Intro
  • 2:35 – Shift of Perspective
  • 5:09 – Recycling
  • 7:34 – Current Stage
  • 9:44 – Podcast CTA
  • 10:09 – Origins
  • 14:11 – Brand Ethos
  • 18:22 – Guest Outro

About Deirdre Horan:

Deirdre is the Founder and CEO of Dri Umbrellas. She’s a passionate humanitarian and environmentalist who loves to travel and experience other cultures.

recycling, Importance of Recycling for Dri Umbrellas with Deirdre Horan, Peterman Design Firm

check out the video version here

Hosted by: Ian Peterman, CEO and founder of the Peterman Design Firm

Your Next Steps

Developing your own product or brand?

We'd love to help your project be a success.

Peterman Method™

Learn more about the Peterman Method™

more podcast episodes

Have a question you want answered? Submit your question for a chance to have it answered and a shoutout to you on the episode!

Do you have a conscious design product, brand, or experience you’d like to share? Apply to be a guest on our podcast!

have a project?

You’ve got brilliant ideas, we have the expert tallent.

let's make something together

We believe in being the design partner to our clients, not just a service. Your challenges are our challenges  and our solutions yours. If you are looking for a partner to help make the world a better place or tackle a difficult problem, we’d love to hear from you.

Please provide a brief description of your project and we’ll get back to you within 1-2 business days. Let’s start our journey together. If you require funding, please contact us to learn about applying to our mentorship and funding programs.

We are committed to protecting your privacy.

join the Visionary Mastermind Newsletter!

we share updates on new technology, upcoming projects, and cool designs.

let's make something together

Download your free copy of Conscious Design, Chapter 1!