Transition Year Students from St Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill visit CavMac

st-aidans-students-1During the first week in November, Transition Year students from our local Comprehensive School, St Aidan’s, were welcomed to our CavMac production facilities in Cootehill. The reason for their visit was not only to learn more about what we do here, but also to see what waste materials we produce and with a view to recycling them for use in their Junk Kouture project.


Junk Kouture is Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for second level students. The nationwide competition aims to spark students’ imaginations; encouraging them to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk. Junk Kouture provides young people with a unique opportunity to develop new design techniques, styles, and hone their craft in creating one off designs from recycled material.
At CavMac we are constantly striving to improve our environmental awareness. We are delighted to be a small part of this incredible project and we are very excited to further build our relationship with the school. We also hope to be a part of this project for years to come. They are a lovely bunch of students and we hope that this is the first of many projects that we will work on with St Aidan’s.
st-aidans-students-2It was our pleasure to give the students a tour of the factory and to give them information on the history of CavMac, showcase our range of products and facilities and inform them about the markets that we serve globally. ??We look forward to seeing the finished products and we wish the 8 teams the best of luck. It will be very exciting to see some of our waste products on the catwalk. Who would have thought that waste materials from the manufacture of industrial rubber hose and abrasives could be used in fashion!
(A version of this article appeared originally on Abcon‘s website)