Off Message: The luxury of buying local

The pandemic may have put an end to many of our more enjoyable and, let’s face it, frivolous activities, but it has also pointed us in the direction of more sustainable living and one way we can continue that is by supporting our talented Irish designers, artists and retailers this Christmas

The Eavan coat, €898, from the Landskein by Irish designer Anna Guerin is a local investment worth making

What has 2020 taught us? It’s taught us that we didn’t need to fly anywhere and everywhere at the drop of a hat. It’s taught us that we can work remotely with ease. And it’s taught us that – no surprise, really – we need to think smarter when it comes to our behaviour as consumers.

While Covid-19 has played havoc with economic fortunes all over the planet, it has also, in a strange way, ...