Leather firm CarveOn to be at Irish manufacturing exhibition

THE Irish firm CarveOn will be at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Exhibition and Conference later this month in CityWest Hotel & Conference Centre, Saggart, County Dublin Ireland with their personalised and custom leather accessories on 29th and 30th January.

Presentation case

Founded by brothers Gary and Alan McCormack, CarveOn went into operation in 2011 exporting direct to more than 50 countries around the world, and has since gone on to win prestigious awards and design contracts including a project for a replica chequebook for the bicentenary of one of the oldest and largest private banks, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH). The leather accessories enterprise also earned the County Kildare Chamber Best E-Commerce Award last November.

Size variety

The brothers have made a conscious effort to produce their products with minimum waste, aiming for a zero-carbon footprint to support a circular economy. All leather goods are processed with vegetable tanning, and packaging is from recycled materials.

Corporate products

“So many of the modern leathers are chemically treated not to scratch or age in any way,” said CarveOn’s creative director Alan McCormack when he spoke with Pynck.com at the factory in Kilcullen, County Kildare Ireland. “Ours are treated with a vegetable tan compound which is eco-friendly. The leather can age naturally because of it, pick up its own character.”

Leather Products

CarveOn ships all over the world, usually overnight and at minimal cost. The firm works closely on overall design and packaging with clients, using a company’s own online graphics and logo imagery, manufacturing corporate products in their thousands or as a unique, one-off gift for a special occasion. Their product list includes personalised covers and accessories for tablets and notepads, mobile phones and journals, wallets and card holders derived from natural materials such as leather, wool and wood.

Bespoke presentation

“There are cheaper alternatives but they aren’t quite the same, and we have that ultimate traceability,” Alan McCormack explained. “Our products are for those who want something genuine, something to be proud of. We work from a company’s brand guidelines or from their website. When we are showing them an option it is usually what the client expects.”

Alan McCormack

Their direct to client base currently includes Jamison Irish Whiskey, Calloway and LinkedIn; Google and the University of Notre Dame, the ‘Fighting Irish’ in Indiana, USA. They have worked with Trinity College Dublin in Ireland as well as Adare Manor in County Limerick and the Rory McIlroy Foundation.

Reclaimed office workshop

Said Alan McCormack, “We develop a client’s product rather than our own. We are helping them with their overall design and packaging. We can make deliveries overnight all the way to Silicon Valley (USA). We also offer that service on an individual basis, for Christmas and birthday gifts we have our website and can easily complete individual requests.”

Alan and Gary McCormack

Global clients

See Alan and Gary McCormack at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Exhibition and Conference later this month or online at https://www.carveon.com

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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