I embellished three oversized hippy jumpers with acid smilers a couple of years ago to take to festivals. They got snapped up straight away! So now we make them in different colours on sweatshirts and jumpers. Still all made from 100% reclaimed textiles of course. We only use high quality jumpers and sweatshirts and all the smilers are cut out and ironed on by hand and then satin stitched by one of our crew. Here we have Shabitat’s very own George modelling the latest batch for us.
Magpie Recycling ends up with a load of old woollen jumpers that people either shrink in the wash or can’t be bothered/ don’t know how to repair. Natural wool is such a high quality material compare to acrylic yarns that are made synthetically, I can’t bare putting them in the textile recycling for rags. They have so much more to offer!
If they have passed the stage of being a jumper, this is one way of re-purposing them.The wrist warmers are made from the sleeves obviously. The snood is made from the body part of the jumper and lined with a soft jersey so the inside is nice and soft against your skin. Snug.