Thursday 17 November 2011

4 Euro per week can create 6,000 new jobs

The Guaranteed Irish organisation is, this Christmas, urging people to Buy Irish. In its "Shop for Ireland" campaign, it states that for every extra 4 Euro per week spent on Irish-made goods, 6,000 new Irish jobs are created.
Shops selling Christmas gifts are stocking their shelves high with imported soaps, shampoos, cosmetics and jewellery. But stop for a moment and think about the craftmen and women who produce top quality Irish-made gifts in these categories. They are on the knife-edge of survival at the moment.
Shouldn't we review our "brand loyalty" to the big international brands. We buy them out of habit now. Wouldn't it be better for Ireland (and long term for each of us indirectly) to favour the smaller Irish producers instead? Can we do that?

Saturday 12 November 2011

Irish-made Gifts

If you are looking for gift ideas this Christmas, please consider choosing Irish-made gifts.
By choosing an Irish-made gift you will be supporting Irish craftsmen and women who are keeping craft skills alive. Many of these skills are at risk of being lost in this mass-produced, price-is-all-that-matters age. Such skills have been handed down through the generations, and have been sustained by paying customers who value the amount of personal effort that goes into making each piece. Do try and buy at least one Irish-made gift this Christmas. The quality is second to none, and the gift will be greatly appreciated by the person you give it to for years to come.

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