Anam Craft Blog

Jun 11, 2021

Maker Spotlights, Industry News, and Interesting Reads within Our Community of Makers and Retailers!

May 4, 2023
Sustainable Sourcing: Why European Makers Lead the Way in Sustainable Production

Sustainable Sourcing: Why European Makers Lead the Way in Sustainable Production

Join us as we dive into the vitally crucial initiative of sustainable and ethical production practices among European artisans. As more and more consumers prioritize eco-friendly and socially responsible products, these skilled crafters have risen to the challenge by embracing local, natural materials, traditional techniques, and transparent business...

Apr 20, 2023
Importance of long-lasting B2B relationships with retailers

Importance of long-lasting B2B relationships with retailers

The Art of Building Long-lasting Relationships with Retailers in a B2B Marketplace In the competitive world of business, establishing strong B2B relationships is crucial for success. These partnerships offer numerous benefits, such as increased trust, predictable revenue, reduced costs, a larger customer base, and access to valuable resources. This...

Apr 4, 2023
Donegal Tweed Women's Jacket by Jack Murphy on

The New EU Regulation for the Protection of Donegal Tweed

Importance of Donegal tweed in Irish culture and fashion Donegal tweed is commonly used to make jackets, coats, and caps, and it's popular with both men and women who appreciate its distinct texture and appearance. It has long been regarded as a symbol of Irish heritage, playing an important role in the country's cultural identity due to...

Mar 24, 2023
Popular Celtic Traditions & Celebrations in Scotland

Popular Celtic Traditions & Celebrations in Scotland

An exploration into some of the most culturally rich Celtic celebrations - The Scotland Edition The Celtic way of life is a significant part of the history of specific countries, such as Ireland, Wales, Scotland, to name but a few. Celebrated worldwide, where many different traditions and customs can be discovered, on the last blog, we brought...

Mar 7, 2023
5 Unforgettable Celtic Celebrations in Ireland You Cannot Miss!

5 Unforgettable Celtic Celebrations in Ireland You Cannot Miss!

An exploration into some of the most culturally rich Celtic celebrations - The Ireland Edition Are you looking for a cultural experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories? Do you want to immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Celtic people? If so, you're in luck. Ireland offers a wealth of unique and exciting celebrations...

Feb 3, 2023

The Balance and Benefits of In-person and Online B2B Trade

Finding the Balance Between In-person and Online Trade Events Attending a trade show can be a great way for both buyers and sellers to connect and do business. Buyers can discover new products, meet new vendors, and catch-up with industry peers. However, they can be overwhelming and feel very rushed. Once the show is over, it can be difficult to keep...

Jan 12, 2023

Maximize Your Business's Growth Potential with B2B Online Trading

B2B Online Marketplaces Are you looking to expand the reach and success of your business through B2B online trading?  Online marketplaces that connect businesses with other businesses to buy and sell goods and services are known as B2B (business-to-business) marketplaces. They are similar to consumer-facing e-commerce marketplaces like Amazon...

Oct 1, 2022
6 ways to prepare for Holiday Shopping & Shipping This Christmas

6 ways to prepare for Holiday Shopping & Shipping This Christmas

6 ways to prepare for Holiday Shopping & Shipping This Christmas First of all, how is it that time already? That's right, the crazy Christmas shopping season is nearly upon us! And with online retail still rising to all time highs, in fact, make that up to 11% increase year on year, despite the current climate and the hefty rise in...

May 24, 2022

The Future of Wholesale is Here - Where Does your Brand Fit In?

Since the beginning of the online marketplace phenomenon 25 years ago, we have seen the industry grow exponentially. Companies like eBay, Amazon, Etsy, and Facebook have led the way followed by other smaller marketplaces jumping into the ring.   We see the many benefits of selling through these multi-national marketplaces. For makers, you can now...

Mar 28, 2022

Celtic Aran Knitwear and its history

There are numerous sources for the tale and style of Celtic knitting. With no written language, the Celts created beautiful, expressive, sophisticated artwork from from 500 BC to AD800, including the Pagan and Christian eras. Their art began to exude a sense of magic and mystery. Monks constructed the Book of Kells in the late eighth century or before...

Feb 1, 2022

Maker Spotlight | Jayne Gillan

Introduce yourself and what you do My name is Jayne Gillan from County Kerry, Ireland, and I design and make a range of soft felted merino wool colours and scarves. What sparked your interest in becoming a craft maker? I have always been a crafter and encouraged from childhood by my grandmother and mother. I learnt to knit when I was 4...

Jan 26, 2022

6 Easy Ways to Prepare your Store for Valentine's Day

Finding the perfect gift can be overwhelming for shoppers and that’s why you, as a store owner, have the opportunity to provide them with the best possible service for this Valentines occasion. You don’t have to be in the flowers or gifts industry to show your V-Day spirit, there are many things you can do around February 14 to show your customers and...

Jan 18, 2022

Maker Spotlight | Trish's Honey Products

Introduce yourself and what you do My name is Trish O'Neill and my family have been beekeepers in Ireland for over three generations. Based in the heart of County Waterford, in the Southeast of Ireland in a beautiful spot called Dunhill, nature and wildlife is all around  and this is where I spend time working with my happy bees...

Jan 12, 2022

Maker Spotlight | Pure Oskar

Introduce yourself and what you do  We are a family run, Irish skincare brand specialising in ethical, high-end soaps and candles. Our products are made from pure, natural ingredients and we make them with our very own hands, in our workshop in Athgarvan, Co.Kildare, Ireland.  I am the co-founder and Creative Director of Pure...

Dec 13, 2021

ANAM Craft supports Champion Green

From Covid-19 to Brexit, the last two years have come with many hurdles and challenges for small Irish businesses, especially those who struggle to compete with their larger competitors in any normal year.  ANAM Craft are delighted to announce their support of the Champion Green campaign, an initiative founded by Kilkenny Designs CEO, Marian...

Nov 15, 2021

Make the most of your online shop

In modern day ecommerce if you didn’t know that your online store is just as important as your physical store we’re about to let you in on a little secret - you betcha it is! When maximized, an online store can be a powerful upgrade to any business, from promoting your products to building out your customer base. Take it from us, you don’t need a...

Nov 12, 2021

Conscious Consumerism and how to change your online shopping habits

Today's consumer retail markets are saturated with choices for shoppers. The availability and variety of products have never been so accessible. We are living in the era of getting what you want, when you want, and in just a few clicks it’s as good as arrived at your front door.   As consumers, the more we collect and consume, the more our...

Jul 20, 2021

Why create a memorable Wholesaler Unboxing experience?

You’ve seen them, we’ve certainly seen them, everyone who uses social media has seen them. Unboxing videos have become a bizarre trend over the past couple of years and having a beautiful unboxing experience is quickly becoming less of an option and more of a powerful ecommerce marketing tool. The unboxing experience to an individual customer is vital...

Jun 11, 2021

A Small Island Can Get Lost in a Sea of Choices

Any time you start a new venture, people want to know why you’re doing what you’re doing. For example – why is there a need for a Celtic wholesale market online? There’s already sites like Hello Abound and for crafters and makers who want to connect with the American market. And this is where the unique experience of being an Irish or Celtic...

May 15, 2021

IIBN's May Newsletter features ANAM Craft

IIBN Members Isabel Haley and Ashley Rooney pave the way for Irish Craft Makers in the USA ANAM Craft Marketplace is the brand new B2B wholesale marketplace that was born out of the Covid19 pandemic. The 24/7 trading platform has been specifically developed and designed to provide a direct route for Irish and Scottish Celtic Craft makers to buy and...

Apr 23, 2021

US STOP Act - how will it effect me?

The US Stop (Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Protection) Act was introduced on March 15th 2021 which now requires that all mail sent from foreign countries through traditional mail via the US Postal services must provide “package level detail information” to US Customs and Border Control.  What protocol was already in place?...

Jan 1, 2021

Hello we're ANAM Craft

ANAM is the home of Celtic craft. It is the best place for makers to sell their authentic heritage products wholesale to a curated audience of retail buyers from North America. Based in New York, ANAM is made up of a small team of co-founders Isabel Haley and Ashley Rooney who are dedicated to bringing the best of Celtic craft to the world. ...