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Tips for a Sustainable Christmas

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Tips for a Sustainable Christmas

It's that time of year again, where we're encouraged to buy, buy buy! Of course shopping is good for the economy but overconsumption isn't good for the planet. There are ways to be more mindful and sustainable at Christmas, while still indulging in festive fun!   * Shop Local where possible * Shopping locally means people are kept in employment in your area. You build up relationships with shop workers and get a personal level of customer service that can't be achieved with big online retailers. It can also mean less miles travelled for the goods you buy, reducing carbon emissions....

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What can you do with old t-shirts?

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What can you do with old t-shirts?

We've all got old t-shirts hiding in wardrobes and drawers, that are misshapen, stained, bobbly, holey, have a faded print and are generally past their best. They're not really much use for anything but rags, or so you'd think! Old t-shirts are perfect for turning into "yarn" it doesn't matter what condition they're in or what design they have, they can all be turned into yarn to crochet or knit with or use in macramé All you need is an old t-shirt, a sharp pair of scissors or rotary cutter. A seam ripper is useful but not completely necessary. Take...

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Simple repairs and transformations

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Simple repairs and transformations

Even the simplest of transformations and repairs can extend the life of your clothes, taking them from being destined for landfill back into everyday use. . . 

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Denim - Drab to Fab

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Denim - Drab to Fab

We’re just starting out on our journey here at Cruinn, creating new clothes and homeware from unwanted textiles on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, where we’re based.

Our lead designer Sandra’s first project has been working with some unloved pairs of denim jeans.

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What does Cruinn mean?

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What does Cruinn mean?

Hello! Fáilte!

Thanks so much for popping by to read our first blog post. We are Cruinn, a new project based on the Isle of Lewis. . . 

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