Kelly Hood will launch Born Mucky, her quirky range of animal-inspired homewares, at the Showcase craft show. International retail buyers land at the RDS in Dublin this week for Showcase, the craft sector’s biggest trade fair. Among the 300 makers waiting to meet them is Kelly Hood, a first-time exhibitor using the event to launch her new range of animal-inspired homewares, called Born Mucky.She has done her market research and is ready to make her pitch. “I’m going after the deep green, planet-passionate, animal-loving consumer,” says Hood, who trained as an artist. “I’m all set for big orders. I’m ready to go.”

Sandra O’Connell- Business Journalist

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