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The Casual-TEE Ward, Crumlin

Funded on Spacehive 18 December 2023

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The Casual-TEE Ward, Crumlin

Change Clothes Crumlin By Change Clothes Crumlin

We run a permanent clothing swap, and something we see a lot of is t-shirts with dated prints on them. We want to bring them back to life and promote a local circular economy at our 'Casual-TEE Ward'

Drimnagh Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 18 Dec 2023!

The Change Clothes Crumlin 'Casual-tee Ward' will turn tired old printed t-shirts into, re-newed product for re-sale. Here's how it will work: 1. T-shirts are received through our permanent swap shop 2. Print is removed by the CCC team using a non-toxic print dissolvant 3. The t-shirt is washed using a foot powered washing machine (zero energy used) 4. Our 'Second Hand is F****n Grand' slogan is screen printed onto the t- shirt using water soluble dyes 5. The t-shirt is air dried 6. And finally, listed for re-sale on our website 7. T shirt's will cost €10 8. All profits made will go towards Change Clothes Crumlin's local clothing reuse programmes (swap, rental, mending, upcycling) We promise to do our absolute best to: 1. Ensure a wide range of sizes are available 2. Ensure a wide range of colours are available 3. Make sure the process is social - we will invite local people to take part in the production process 4. Let everyone in Crumlin know that second hand is f****n grand!

What we'll deliver:

  • Backers will receive a 100% discount to choose their own t-shirt when they become available via our online store
  • 100% circular, locally upcycled t-shirts will become available for public consumption via our online store

Why it's a great idea:

Our project will have a tonne of positive impacts for the Crumlin community, namely: > The provision of affordable, sustainable, locally upcycled apparel > Piloting of creative and social, first of it's kind project supported by a community of local volunteers > Working towards creating a local circular economy where less clothing leaves the area for landfill and/or export > Profits made from the sale of t shirts going towards supporting a circular community enterprise in Crumlin > If this pilot is successful, there is great potential for job creation in a local circular economy initiative

Steps to get it done:

  • Reaching our crowdfunding goal
  • Thanking backers and informing them of the project timeline
  • Purchasing equipment
  • Examining range of useable t-shirts in stock // call-out for donations
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Testing the printing process + equipment on x10 t-shirts
  • Volunteer training
  • Creating production timetable
  • Keeping backers up to date with timeline
  • Design of marketing campaign
  • Production of upcycled t-shirts
  • Uploading t-shirts to CCC online store
  • Roll-out of public marketing campaign
  • Dissemination of 100% discount codes to all backers
  • Sale of upycled t shirts to public
  • Project reporting - what went well, what didn't?
  • Creation of social enterprise business model for longer-term project

Our slogan at Change Clothes Crumlin is 'Second Hand is F****n Grand', and we live this through offering a permanent clothing swap shop, second hand rental service and upcycling/mending workshops. Swappers have often asked us when we're going to get our slogan printed on t-shirts. After considering it for a brief moment, we realised that printing onto new items of clothing went totally against our core value of buying 'nothing new'. That's how the idea of the 'Casual-TEE Ward' was born - a local and social initiative that will breathe new life into tired old t-shirts destined for the clothing bank. It is our hope that if this pilot initiative is successful, we will be able to scale up locally to create a self-sustaining community project that prevents massive amounts of clothing being exported abroad to become another countries problem.


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Dublin City Council

How will the money be spent?Total €1,291

Selection of Water Based Dyes - €448 (35%)
Screen printing supplies - €163 (13%)
Screen printing supplies - €163 (13%)
Non Toxic Print Disolver x2 - €150 (12%)
Foot powered washing machine - €96 (7%)
Fair Trade cotton aprons x10 - €81 (6%)
Environmentally friendly washing powder 5L - €42 (3%)
Fair Trade rubber glove sets x 3 - €20 (2%)
Other - €128 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Selection of Water Based Dyes
Screen printing supplies
Screen printing supplies
Non Toxic Print Disolver x2
Foot powered washing machine
Fair Trade cotton aprons x10
Environmentally friendly washing powder 5L
Fair Trade rubber glove sets x 3
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Paying rent at our MART studio
  • Paying volunteers who produce the t-shirts

Total €1,291

Our Volunteer List

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