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Mamukko: making bags from old sails and life rafts

Mamukko logo

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Ireland
City: 
Kinsale

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Scope:

Submitted by: 
Technopolis Group
Ongoing: 
Yes
Description: 

Mamukko is an Irish company, founded in 2011, that uses waste nautical materials as a secondary raw material. They promote upcycling by using end-of-life sails, decommissioned life rafts and recycled leather to make bags.

Each one of their products is unique, boutique-manufactured in their workshop in Kinsale. Moreover, their batches are limited by the amount and type of fabric they have in stock.

Main results: 

Mamukko has won several awards for their circular work in Ireland, such as:

2017

  • Best Upscaled Fashion Product Retailer
  • Excellence Award for Sustainable Fashion Accessories
  • Irish Enterprise Awards

2016

  • Culture Trip Local Favourite Award

2014

  • Winner “Institute of Designers in Ireland Design Awards”, category “Design Sustainability”.