Made Local campaign
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Wednesday 29 November 2023
Made Local Day
Made Local Day is a celebration of all of the amazing work our makers do.
Made Local 2023 launches with singer/songwriter Lyra
Made Local highlights the originality, quality and value of Irish designed and craft-made products
Made Local Cork Airport Photography Exhibition
Minister Simon Coveney visits Cork Airport Made Local Exhibition
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With sustainability at its core, the Made Local campaign seeks to increase awareness and appreciation of Irish-made products and support the growth of Ireland’s sustainable design and craft industry.
Designers & Makers
Business owners found it a positive campaign
Retailers noticed a positive impact on sales
Boosting sales and driving revenue
During the pandemic, DCCI developed the Made Local initiative to support the Irish design and craft industry, to boost sales and drive revenue for makers and the retailers that support them.
As makers continue to face challenges from the cost of living to soaring energy prices, ‘Made Local, Made to Last’ highlights the value and longevity of well-crafted products through a pop-up exhibition and a nationwide campaign.
A vibrant and immersive exhibition
The pop-up exhibition inspires consumers to spend their hard-earned money on something that will prove lasting to them, the maker and the environment and to think of Irish-made crafts, both for themselves and when giving gifts. The exhibition includes items from designers and makers across Ireland and focuses on cost-per-use and mindful consumption.
We are asking consumers to be mindful in their purchasing decisions. ‘Made Local’ products in textiles, fashion, ceramics, jewellery or any of the many other craft disciplines deliver excellent value for money. They are truly ‘Made to Last’ and will provide years of enjoyment and pleasure.
Chief Executive of DCCI