The time of SHOWCASE came again this year and we did really well.
Lovely to see more of our product fans in addition to Gifted at the RDS too.
We are now in over 650 stores in Ireland and increasing all the time. Gift stores are now also stocking the ranges as the products are a hit with the 11 million tourists coming to Ireland each year. The naturalness of our products appeals to them.
Our counter unit display packs are selling very well in stores and also this year we had a new product. We are the bestselling Pillow Mist in Ireland soon to be European too.
Our Mindful Beauty Eau de Cologne in a 10ml roller ball applicator is selling very well. As it is all natural made with only essential oils there is a large demand for this product in particular.
There are lots of fantastic goods on show at SHOWCASE but there could have been more buyers if I am to be honest for a trade show. In particular from all the EU countries.
Even though we Irish are in the European Union I often think we try and put more effort to trade in the USA market without considering Europe where there is less paperwork to contend with and 400 million consumers ready to buy our products.
We are now trying to get to these European's with our ECOHOMME range this year.
Showcase Champion 2023 - Tom King
The Winner of the Overall Best Product Award was the Iron St. Brigid’s Cross by Tom King of An Gobha Iron Works and Experience.
An Gobha offers immersive and interactive experiences of traditional iron age metal forging delivered with theatre, stories, myths, and legends in Bohermeen, Co Meath. An Gobha also manufactures and sells handcrafted metal decorative objects based on ancient Celtic symbols and artefacts of the Boyne Valley, Ancient East.
Tom was very surprised and delighted to be chosen. All the traders at the show were delighted to congratulate him.
Well done to Showcase for chosing a true crafts man for the award.
Bestselling author Ralph Quinlan Forde BSc (Hons) MA is the writer and editor of the Mindful Beauty blog. His first book The Book of Tibetan Medicine went into 11 languages. His second Nutriwine has