The bad news first.
As the trend of Christmas jumpers grows steadily year on year, so too do the piles of plastic waste as revellers buy a new one each festive season.
And as many jumpers are made from acrylic, they contribute an unseemly amount to the release of microplastics into the environment. Not our favourite festive fact.
But the good news is you don’t have to give them up completely; the folks over at Cork Clothes Swap are organising a Christmas jumper-making workshop so you can create a sustainable and upcycled (not to mention unique) version of your favourite Crimbo wear.
“At our St. Peter’s Swap you can join Martha Maguire for a workshop on creating a sustainable Christmas jumper. Bring an old jumper that you no longer wear and Martha and the team will help you use upcycling techniques to add a Christmas flare,” said the Cork Clothes Swap crew on Instagram.
The workshop takes place as part of their monthly swap in St Peter’s.
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The Upcycled Christmas Jumpeer workshop takes place on Saturday, December 9th from 11am-1pm in St Peter’s Church.
The general clothes swap takes place at the same time. Participants must bring their own sweatshirt or jumper and a suggested donation of €10 is recommended. Slots are limited, DM Cork Clothes Swap to book your space.