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Irish SME specializing in custom Cards, Prints, and Gifting products seeking partnership agreement with a Manufacturer of Ceramic products for a new range of lifestyle products (such as plates, mugs, and cake stands)

Summary

Profile Type
Business request
POD Reference
BRIE20240514024
Term of Validity
15 May 2024 - 15 May 2025
Company's Country
Ireland
Type of partnership
Commercial agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
Irish SME specializing in custom Cards, Prints, and Gifting products seeking partnership agreement with a Manufacturer of Ceramic products for a new range of lifestyle products, such as plates, mugs and cake stands.

Furthermore, the company seeks to identify a partner with the additional capability to manufacture seasonal products, such as Christmas gifting baubles, hanging decorations, etc.
Full Description
Irish SME specializing in custom Cards, Prints, and Gifting.

The company seeks to identify partnership agreements with a manufacturer of custom ceramic products, such as plates, mugs and cake stands.

The company seeks to identify a partner with capability to manufacture seasonal products, such as Christmas gifting baubles, hanging decorations, etc.

· Set up in late 2018, the company has a background in design for high street retailers.

· Grown organically from selling 1 or 2 cards a week on Etsy, to being in the Top 5 most-shopped Irish Etsy stores in 2020.

· Launched own e-commerce website in 2021 selling enough cards in a 12 month period, that if you were to lay them end-to-end you would reach Mt.Everest.

· Stocked in over 80 stores across Ireland, including Arnotts, Brown Thomas & Hodges Figgis.

· Featured on the cover of Irish Country Magazine & chosen for a Nationwide campaign for An Post.

· The company wishes to test markets internationally and grow the lifestyle side of the business, introducing new products. The company is ready to invest in product development and sourcing where these will be made, ethically and sustainably but also with enough margin to also sell them wholesale.
Advantages and Innovations
· woman owned
· sustainable, minimal waste, they use FSC board, plastic free
· the whole brand promotes positivity and human connection
· an established, unique colloquial tone of voice
· a strong brand story established within Ireland
· ability to turnaround new designs quickly, reacting to cultural events etc with minimal sampling
· press coverage
· established customer base with a loyal following
· finalist in Irish Made Awards 2023
· finalist in Digital Champions awards 2022 and 2023
Sustainable Development Goals
Not relevant
IPR description
The company seeks to identify partnership agreements with a manufacturer with low MOQ's for product development. The partner will have the capability to manufacture custom ceramic products, such as plates, mugs and cake stands (The Irish company will provide relevant artwork / CADs.)

The company also seeks to identify a partner with capability to manufacture seasonal products, such as Christmas gifting baubles, hanging decorations, etc.

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
The company seeks to identify partnership agreements with a manufacturer of custom ceramic products, such as plates, mugs and cake stands. Low MOQs for product development. (The Irish company will provide relevant artwork / CADs.)

The company also seeks to identify a partner with capability to manufacture seasonal products, such as Christmas gifting baubles, hanging decorations, etc.
Type and Size of Partner
Big companySME 11-49SME <=10SME 50 - 249
Type of partnership
Commercial agreement

Call details

Coordinator required
Yes

Dissemination

Market keywords
07002005 - Other retailing07004008 - Other consumer products07004004 - Housewares07005006 - Other consumer services (including photo processing)
Targeted countries
All countries