However we think it's important to be clear that many items (particularly clothing) are not actually made here in Ireland.  This is because the infrastructure for commercial production of clothing simply doesn't exist here, so many of our brands outsource production to factories in countries like Portugal, Turkey, India and the far East.  We work with our brands to be sure that they are using reputable facilities where people are treated well and paid properly.  Often this means using GOTS certified facilities that are required to comply with requirements around working and social conditions.