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Knowledge - 11/29/19

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is this coming weekend and as a small Irish business, we’re here for it 🙌

Small Business Saturday (SBS) actually kicked off first in 2010 in the U.S. by a not-so-small business: American Express. The desire was to promote local retailers and smaller e-commerce sites after the massive global shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday. 

Research shows that on average, every €10 spent with a local Irish business can actually be worth €40 to the local economy, taking into account ongoing employment and the fact that a higher percentage of profits stay closer to home. 

For us at Gym+Coffee, the vast majority of our sales are from right here at home. Part of our growth plan, certainly, is to stake a greater claim in overseas markets but we currently (and will continue to) rely heavily on the continued support of our on-shore community. Local support is paramount for so many Irish businesses such as ours.

The Small Firms Association (SFA) here in Ireland, advocates for an official Small Business Saturday campaign nationwide, saying that even a seemingly minimal extra spend on Irish products can result in millions more being fed back into the local economy. This year, this SFA and several Irish retailers + businesses have teamed up to launch the Green Friday campaign, encouraging Irish consumers to support local business. 

Green Friday coincides with Black Friday, on November 29th this year and has the support and backing of Irish trade associations including the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Retail Excellence and Chambers Ireland. 

As you make the most of Black Friday deals and start on your Christmas shopping lists, take a bit of time where you can, to choose products and gifts that are made or designed locally. Support GreenFriday where you can - it can make all the difference to the health, vitality and sustainability of your local community!

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Gym+Coffee Size Guide

Women's Hoodies & T-Shirts

 G+C SIZE

UK SIZE

 US SIZE

X-Small 

 UK 6-8

  US 2

Small 

 UK 8-10   US 4

Medium 

 UK 10-12   US  6

Large 

  UK 12-14   US 8

X-Large 

  UK 14-16   US 10

XX-Large 

  UK 16-18   US 12

For an interactive women's hoodie size guide please click here.


Women's Leggings Range

 G+C SIZE

UK SIZE

 US SIZE

X-Small 

 UK 6-8

US 4

Small 

UK 8-10
US  6

Medium 

UK 10-12 US 8

Large 

UK 12-14 US 10

X-Large 

UK 14-16 US 12

BRAND COMPARISON CHART

You are a G+C size...

If you are a LULULEMON size...

 If you are a NIKE size...

X-Small 

 4

Small / 8

Small  

 6 Medium / 10

Medium 

 8 Large / 12

Large 

 10 X-Large / 14

X-Large 

 12 XX-Large / 16

Men's Hoodies & T-Shirts

 SIZE

CHEST

WAIST

Small

   36 - 38   < 32

Medium

   38 - 40
 32 - 34

Large

   40 - 42
 34 - 36

X-Large

   42 - 44
 36 - 38

XX-Large

   44 - 46 
 38 - 40

For an interactive men's hoodie size guide please click here.


Dog Hoodies 

 G+C SIZE

Chest Girth

 Body Length

Neck Girth

Small 

16.53 - 18.89 inches
42-48 centimetres
12.59 inches

32 centimetres

11.81 inches

30 centimetres

Medium 

18.89 - 21.25 inches

48 - 54 centimetres

14.17 inches

36 centimetres

15.74 inches

40 centimetres

Large 

22.04 - 25.98 inches

56-66 centimetres

15.74 inches

40 centimetres

15.74 inches

40 centimetres

X-Large 

24.40 - 28.35 inches

62-72 centimetres

16.93 inches

43 centimetres

18.11 inches

46 centimetres