Why Shop Local? 

9 Reasons to Show Your Love For Local!

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When you buy local more money goes back into your local economy strengthening the economic base of the community.
‘Every €10 spent locally on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit to the local community in terms of employment’
-ISME CEO Neil McDonnell

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Shopping local keeps a community unique. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of our home towns which leads to a stronger local identity and can attract more tourism. 

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Local businesses often provide better service as they hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know their customers.

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You reduce your carbon footprint by supporting local. Your produce require less transportation, less packaging and often less preservatives as produce are fresher. All which are significant factors in reducing carbon emmisions , green house gases and are significantly better for our own health.

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Shopping local enables easier greener living in many ways. One in particular is choosing to cycle or walk to the inner city/town shops rather than driving to large shopping centres or outlets on the outskirts. 

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Supporting local puts your taxes to good use as they require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community. 

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Local businesses give back more to the community. Non-profit organisations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

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Local business creates more jobs. Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally and in our community, providing the most jobs to residents. 2014 CSO figures: 69% of Irish people are employed by SMEs. 

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A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices for your community. 

THE TEAM

BRONWYN
CONNOLLY

Founder & Campaign Coordinator

Bronwyn is the owner, manager and creative director of Wild Design Collective Cork and Killarney and founder of the Green Friday Movement. She is a passionate business woman who is determined to create a more sustainable, environmentally friendly and nurturing economy and society. She believes in the empowerment of people, in positive action and coming together to create waves. 

 

MEADHBH O' LEARY FITZPATRICK 

Design & Marketing Coordinator 

Meadhbh is a part of the Wild Design team and has dabbled in many creative fields from studying product design, working in graphic design and hand crafting her own items. She is very passionate about sustainable living,  the natural world and bringing people together to work towards a more sustainable, inclusive and safer future. 

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Paul Street Shopping Centre, Cork

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