Crafters of Ireland is a unique online marketplace founded by Bernadette Clancy who through her work as a mentor for many years through Irelands state supports for SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs met many designers, artists and crafters who fell through the cracks when it came to growing their audience and bringing their beautifully designed products to the European market.
Bernadette researched what was available for this segment of the market and designed an innovative business model to help them grow globally. Distinguishing it from the rest from the off, categories are kept low, giving all involved visibility in this online marketplace. There is no monthly fee, the crafter receives payment when a customer buys their product, there is no waiting until the end on the month.
Each crafter is known personally, Bernadette makes this a priority. The team also provide professional business advice and digital marketing on a pro bono basis. Bernadette said “We are striving to make Crafters of Ireland a household name for customers when they want to buy a gift whether it is for themselves or occasions such as Christmas, Wedding Day, Mothers/Fathers Day, St. Patricks Day or birthdays and other celebrations”.
The crafters themselves want to bring you the best Ireland can offer by using locally sourced sustainable products and taking inspiration from their surroundings whether it is the Deise Gaeltacht in County Waterford or overlooking Doo Lough and the Atlantic Ocean in West Clare to create unique, only from Ireland products for you.