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Explores the channels and online platforms available to craft and design enterprises to access the marketplace.
There are 45 entries for Marketplaces. Click the title for further details.
September - General Public & Buyers
London Design Festival, Earls Court, London
As one of the world’s most important design trade events, 100% Design is the commercial cornerstone of the annual London Design Festival. The show attracts exhibitors, visitors, designers and press from around the world.
22 Powerscourt Townhouse,
South William St, Dublin 2
01 679 9268
Article was opened in 2010 by John Adams and offers a beautifully edited range of contemporary tableware and decorative home accessories. It stocks a personal collection of items for the home offering quirky yet functional products that have captured our imagination from sourcing trips or travelling.
With all types of home and gift products available at one time, in one place, this is the ultimate opportunity for suppliers to showcase their current ranges, launch new products and meet those all important customers – both current and new.
September (Chicago), April (Secaucus) - Buyers & Niche Market
Celtic Marketplace Trade Show is organised and hosted by the North American Celtic Trade Association (NACTA), the trade association for the Celtic Market in North America. NACTA’s mission is to facilitate communication among businesses involved in the Celtic market in the USA and Canada and to develop and implement programs of value to its members.
May - General Public, Buyers & Collectors
Saatchi Gallery, London
COLLECT is a highlight in the cultural calendar for anyone passionate about buying the very best in contemporary craft. This prestigious fair presents a selection of UK and international galleries representing dynamic work by their portfolio of artists.
June (Basel), December (Miami) - Buyers & Collectors
Basel, Switzerland & Miami, Florida
Major event for design collectors with a focus on one off or limited edition design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce.
October - General Public
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is recognised as one of the leading retail events for contemporary craft in the UK, attracting over 6,000 visitors with collective exhibitor sales of over £200K.
January - Traders, Buyers
Handmade in Britain was established over a decade ago by engineer-turned-designer Piyush Suri, advocate of everything handmade. After working for a few years in the industry, he single-handedly built his initiative to support and promote British designer-makers.
41 Drury Street, Dublin 2
+353 (01) 679 8871
Irish Design Shop stocks the best of Irish design including ceramics, woodwork, textiles, jewellery and furniture. Clare and Laura provide a selection of best quality, design-led products, all produced by makers living in Ireland.
January / August - Buyers & Trend Researchers
Javits Center, Piers 92 + 94, New York
Drawing 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and 80+ countries, the NY Now is produced twice annually by GLM Shows and is open to the trade only. Held in January and August in New York City, the Fair hosts 2,800 exhibiting companies showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum.
December - General Public
Old Truman Brewery, London
The Renegade Craft Fair (RCF) is a large-scale marketplace event, showcasing the work of contemporary indie-craft artists. Featuring hundreds of artists at a time, vendors travel from all over to sell their handmade goods and original artwork. RCF is held in urban epicentres of creative indie-entrepreneurship throughout the US and abroad – including Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and London (UK).
January - Buyers
Showcase, Ireland's Creative Expo and the country's largest international trade fair is recognised as the leading gift show in Ireland, with more than 450 exhibitors from craft makers to designers. The four-day tradeshow attracts over 5,000 domestic and overseas buyers.
West Yorkshire, UK and online store
+ 44 (0)1 422 847 435
Snug is a contemporary craft and photography gallery stocking ceramics, wood, jewellery, paper cuts and prints by some of the UK's leading makers. Snug now also has an online shop.
April / November - Galleries & Dealers
New York & Chicago
The Annual Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair is a gallery-presented, international art exposition dedicated to bridging the worlds of design, decorative and fine art. Works by emerging and established artists and designers are available for sale by premier galleries and dealers.
The Irish Furniture and Homewares Show gives Irish & UK businesses in the furniture trade the opportunity to do business in a relaxed environment, and provides attendees a welcome environment to see new products, innovative ideas and avail of exclusive deals and discounts from the businesses on show.
LEADING SUPPLIERS TO THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, WITH TRADE LINKS WORLDWIDE.
TWI Office & Showrooms in Dublin, Ireland is the nerve centre of a unique supply service for the Textile Manufacturing Trade with over 5,000 products available from stock. Whether you are a large textile producer, a small rural clothing firm or a design work-shop.
TWI can meet all your requirements, "from cutting room to catwalk".
DCCoI’s key partnerships deliver further support and advice for craft and design enterprise.
There are 17 entries for Partners. Click the title for further details.
Develop a network of clusters with relevant partners to support growth and development of the crafts sector:
Your Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business. With 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland, there is a Local Enterprise Office (LEO) not far from you.
Your Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business, as well as a wide range of experience, skills and services. In particular, Local Enterprise Offices offer:
Utilitywise is a leading independent cost management consultancy offering energy and water management products and services to its 27,000 business customers throughout the UK and Ireland. Founded in 2006, and AIM-listed in 2012, parts of company have been trading since 1975. At Utilitywise, their aim is to transform the utility management landscape giving control back to the end user. They understand and appreciate there are many challenges ahead facing major energy users.
A proud partner of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and as a result you can receive the following services:
· DCCoI Energy Helpdesk – Freephone support for all your energy and water queries.
· Bill Analysis - They will conduct a full analysis on your previous bills. This includes checking your renewal date to avoid extension into out of contract rates.
· Energy Audit - A full energy review of your business or site, conducted by a qualified and accredited Energy Surveyor.
· Water Audit - A unique Water Audit service to identify and help deliver water efficiency savings and cost reductions.
· Edd:e System - Advanced monitoring and understanding of your energy usage down to circuit level.
· Utility Insight - A reporting platform that analyses data from a smart meter and helps interpret it.
· Water Bill Check – A detailed analysis of all aspects of water and sewerage bills.
Their fee to provide these services is paid via your chosen energy supplier. Utilitywise believe creating a Utility Management Plan is the perfect solution for the challenges you face. That’s why they will work closely with our clients to develop a plan to suit their needs. From energy procurement and monitoring, to water audits, bill checking and energy management controls, Utilitywise’s solution-based approach can benefit businesses of all sizes.
The Western Development Commission (WDC) is a statutory body that was set up to promote both social and economic development in the Western Region (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Clare) by:
* Ensuring that government policy is directed at improving the social and economic situation in the region
* Developing projects in tourism, industry, marine, renewable energy, technology and organic agri-food, and so on
* Operating the €32 million Western Investment Fund (WIF) to provide loans and equity to business and local communities in the West of Ireland
The WCC’s mission seeks to bring crafts and craftspeople into the mainstream of life, connecting with the past through maintaining inherited traditions and looking into the future through the use of modern technology to experiment, innovate and reach out to new markets.
Provides links and tips in sourcing studios and building relationships with raw materials suppliers and manufacturers.
There are 38 entries for Facilities. Click the title for further details.
Unit 9, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Laser, router and diecutting services with over 25 years experience in the industry. With state of the art equipment, experienced staff and a commitment to customer service, Camplex aims all work towards meeting manufacturing needs.
Bunree Industrial Estate, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Collins Plastics design and fabricate a wide range of plastic sheet products including display stands, brochure and window displays, collection boxes, menu holders, signs, shop displays, machine guards etc. They also provide specialised custom services for unique items where required.
J.R. Labels specialise in manufacturing and supplying plain and printed self adhesive labels in many formats from plain white up to all colour print on the widest variety of materials available, both adhesive and non-adhesive.
Unit F2, Eastway Business and Industrial Park, Ballysimon Road, Limerick
Telephone: (061) 316850
Suppliers of many types and forms of metal (mostly non-ferrous) and plastics to artists and craftspeople from our three branches - Dublin, Cork and Limerick - which also have cutting aND folding facilities. Items can be manufactured and polished to specific requirements in Dublin.
M50 Webstore is ideal for companies that want to outsource storage and handling, order fulfilment, pick ‘n’ pack, kitting and assembly, in bound container unloading, drop shipping, e-commerce fulfillment and seasonal order processing.
We work hard to ensure a fast, cost effective, and accurate third party order processing service. M50Webstore, Dublin is your ideal base to service order bound for Ireland, UK, Europe and the World!
Unit 1B, Industrial Park, Cork Road, Waterford City
South East Business & Innovation Centre supports the generation and development of new innovative enterprises by providing tailored business consultancy services in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and South Tipperary.
VideoTree create video content that helps you sell more online. Innovative product videos showcase the real value of your work in an engaging and effective way and corporate videos provide an insight for your visitors about who you are and the reason they should buy from you.
Galway Technology Centre, Mervue, Galway
WESTBIC is the official EC Business & Innovation Centre in the Border, Midland & Western region of Ireland providing tailored support to innovative enterprise through the initial stages, from concept to commercialisation.
A directory of craft and design websites to keep your craft and design enterprise up-to-date and innovative.
There are 10 entries for Global. Click the title for further details.
Liberty is one of the last great emporiums for innovative and eclectic design. Situated in the heart of London since 1875, it remains to this day the destination of choice for the savvy and sophisticated shopper. The blog reflects this aesthetic of their love for high-end innovative and eclectic design and crafted products.
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