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Showcase Ireland 2019

Showcase — Ireland’s Creative Expo — is the foremost event for retailers to discover unique, design-led fashion and knitwear, jewelry, craft, gift, and interiors. The show attracts buyers and press from Ireland and around the world (more than 25 countries) looking for the originality, quality, and excellence that is Irish craftsmanship. Last year’s Showcase event in Dublin welcomed more than 5,000 attendees and totaled sales of about $28 million USD.

Enterprise Ireland sponsored 50 buyers from across the United States to travel to Showcase in 2019, from retailers including Notre Dame, St Patrick’s Cathedral and LL Bean to name a few, as well as partnering with the North American Celtic Trade Association (NACTA) and Museum Store Association (MSA).

“Showcase clearly demonstrates the ingenuity, creativity, and design of Irish companies across apparel, gift, home, and jewelry. US attendees are always made to feel very welcome and Showcase is the kick start to their buying year!”, Catie Riordan, Enterprise Ireland VP of Consumer Goods.

Consumers are looking for products that have a story and are sustainable in their creation, many of the companies at Showcase take great pride in sustainably sourcing their raw materials and manufacturing locally in Ireland.

Here’s a quick look at a selection of this year’s industry-leading Showcase Ireland exhibitors:

Home & Gifts

At this year’s showcase, the home and gifts section brought in some of Ireland’s most beautiful products including award-winning art prints and ceramics, luxury candles and glassware, home textiles, stunning handmade furniture and more.

Jewelry

Ireland is known for its exquisite jewelry and making skills. From fun designs to future heirlooms, the jewelry brands at Showcase offered beautiful craftsmanship, quality products, tradition, and design innovation. 

Fashion

From industry leaders to new innovators, heritage brands to emerging designers, we saw what is unique about Irish fashion at Showcase and how Irish traditions are part of the latest global fashion trends.

For more information and a full list of exhibitors, please visit https://www.showcaseireland.com/

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