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Small Island was created in 2015 by Mandy Wilson, an Irish woman living in the UK.  During her regular trips to Ireland she became aware of a blossoming of the creative industries in Ireland.  Partly prompted by difficult times economically, designers and craftspeople were selling their beautiful products as a welcome alternative to the mass produced anonymous products on the high street. Skills and practices that had been somewhat dormant in recent years were being re-discovered and taken in new directions and individuals were not only creating beautiful objects but also growing industries that could help Ireland’s economy back on it’s feet. Inspired by the people and their stories, Mandy decided to bring some of these items to the UK market and beyond. Guided by what she herself loves and would want in her own home, Mandy chooses carefully and hopes that you the customer will same excitement about the products that she does.

 

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