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Pitch ‘23 The Finalists
Earlier this year, we invited Irish start-ups and entrepreneurs to pitch for a chance to secure placement in the
2023 Arnotts Christmas Market with the ultimate Pitch’23 winner also securing a €10,000 business development
fund. After receiving hundreds of applications from budding entrepreneurs from all over the country and inviting
a shortlist of contestants to pitch their brand live in Arnotts, we announced our 5 finalists – Human
Collective, Skin Krush®, Blackbird Jewellery, KALO and Treat Yo Self.
We are delighted to now welcome our finalists in-store and online. Discover their unique and innovative products in the Arnotts Christmas Market 2023 edit and stay tuned as we announce which one of our five finalists will become the ultimate Pitch ’23 winner in January 2024.
Introducing This Year's Finalists...
Blackbird Jewellery is a boutique style jewellery store owned by Katie Rogers based in Ennis,
Co. Clare. Blackbird Jewellery showcases contemporary jewellery from Irish and European
designers offering truly unique pieces.The brand displays a beautiful mix of
healing crystal bracelets, hand-crafted crystal bracelets designed with ‘mama’, ‘besties’,
‘love’ and ‘sisters’ lettering and beaded initial chain necklaces.
The ethos behind clothing brand Human Collective is to spread the message of equality and
supporting social inclusion with their range of sustainably made leisurewear designs. Founded by
Conor Buckley, Human Collective creates clothing that is environmentally sustainable, made with
organic cotton and recycled polyester. Designs are adorned with an equals sign to show support
for racial, LGBTQI+ and opportunity equality. For every jumper sold, €3 is donated to their
three charity partners, Sports Against Racism Ireland, LGBT Ireland and The Irish Youth
Foundation. The brand showcases a mix of men’s and women’s sweatshirts, hoodies,
joggers, tees and beanies. They will also proudly showcase a kid’s zipped hoodie, created in
collaboration with the nation’s favourite Adam King, designed with Adam’s ‘A hug for you’
KALO is a vegan leather accessories brand, designed in Ireland with apple leather hand selected
by founders Kate O’Neill and Michael O’Malley. Standout pieces available include the Everything
Bag, perfect for all occasions. Each bag comes with two interchangeable straps, in thick woven
and thin apple leather styles, making for the perfect versatile wardrobe staple, available in
black, pink and orange.
Skin Krush® is is an at-home microdermabrasion kit designed to exfoliate dead skin cells to
achieve a smoother and more vibrant skin complexion. This deep exfoliation helps skincare
products go deeper into the skin to deliver more effective results. Founded by Sinead Gallagher and
Jeanette Dunne of renowned Renew Skin Clinic, it was through their work here they saw an
opportunity to create an innovative at-home beauty tool.
Treat Yo Self
Treat Yo Self is a family owned, earth-friendly vegan sweet company with a mission to bring the
best vegan treats to Ireland in a sustainable way. The concept was born out of the first
lockdown, created and run by two kid brothers Harry & Jack as a project, now a full time family
operation! Treat Yo Self presents a delicious and delectable mix of sweet treats