From top: Elephant and Rabbit toy shelves available from Flying Elephant; founders Max Fox (left) and Michael Keelan and Milo (foreground)
Irish event industry supplier Flying Elephant Productions was one of the first to be hit by Covid-19. Sixty commissions for stages and sets for exhibitions and concerts were cancelled overnight, and all of their employees were sent home…
…Helen O’Dwyer writes:
Founders Michael Keelan and Max Fox took a breath, reimagined their whole business and pivoted quickly to launch the first Flying Elephant desk as a solution to remote working.
A desk that could be assembled in a minute or less, easy to store, well made, stylish, affordable from €149 and ideal for people working from home. An idea was born and the business, along with 17 jobs, was saved.
Now Flying Elephant is ready to take off again with an exciting NEW range of Christmas toys, gifts and an extended ‘Work from Home’ range which have been 100% Irish made with their signature finish, creative flair and distinctive Flying Elephant motif.
The Flying Elephant Online Christmas Shop is now OPEN
Flying Elephant Online Christmas Shop
Irish-made stocking fillers toto firstname.lastname@example.org marked ‘Irish-Made Xmas Stocking Fillers’. No fee.
Put NUI Galway’s ‘big yellow thing’…on your feet!
Joanna Brophy, at NUI Galway Students’ Union, writes:
Our Big Yellow Thing socks are an ideal stocking (and shoe) filler this Christmas!
These fundraising socks are a tribute to the iconic “Galway Yellow” (AKA Big Yellow Thing) sculpture at NUIG.
The socks, a collaboration with Galway company Irish Socksciety, are on sale now for €9 a pair with all proceeds going to the SU charities.
They’re an ideal present for anyone who has ever said “I’ll meet ya at the Big Yellow Thing” over the years!
The “Galway Yellow” sculpture outside the NUIG Library was created by artist Brian King in 1976 and has been a landmark and meeting point for UCG/NUIG students since then. It goes by a few nicknames most commonly “The Big Yellow Thing” but also “The Squiggle“, “The Curly Chip” and “Archimedes Balls“.
On sale now from the SU Office and the SU Shop at NUI Galway. They can also be purchased online [at link below].
All proceeds from the sock sales go to the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response.
Last day for online orders is Wednesday, December 18.
Irish-made Xmas stocking fillers to email@example.com marked ‘Irish-Made Xmas Stocking Fillers’. No fee.
The ‘festive’ season is nearly upon us.
The goose is becoming alarmingly plump.
But never mind all that.
Do you make products in Ireland?
Would you like to show off your wares here in time for the Christmas rush?
Send your Irish-Made stocking-fillers to Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking-Fillers’ with image(s) and a small blurb.
No fee, although you are welcome to include a modest percentile discount for ‘sheet readers.
Entirely up to you
No pressure at all.
Stockings all handmade by Maeve