Change Clothes Crumlin
Because second hand is f****n grand
Change Clothes Crumlin is a community based clothing reuse hub.
We are a registered not for profit CLG.
Founded in 2022, we work at community level to ensure that local clothing waste doesn't become a global problem.
CCC is building a creative, social community of clothes swappers, borrowers, upcyclers, menders, and like-minded people in the Crumlin area of Dublin. Everyone is welcome to take part in our events.
Our goal is to create environmental, social, and economic benefits for the Crumlin area through our truly circular social enterprise. CCC does this by providing reuse solutions for clothes at all stages of the lifecycle.
Clothes in new-good condition
Clothes in OK condition (but needing some TLC)
Clothes ready for landfill
Repurposing of rag into new, creative products
Meet The Team
Meet the Voluntary Board of Directors
Jennifer Tully Bell
Director: Chairperson & Treasurer
Jennifer is a certified Accountant and an experienced Risk and Audit professional with over 25 years experience in Banking & Investment Services. Originally from Drimnagh, Jen lives in Terenure with her husband Stephen, son Jack (23) daughter Ellen (11) and their 3 yr old super cute terrier 'Virgil van Dog'. Jen signed up with Change Clothes Crumlin to give something back to a community she loves dearly and to pursue her keen interest in sustainability and the circular economy.
Deirdre joins the board of Change Clothes Crumlin as an experienced community worker with a commitment to social inclusion and anti-poverty work. As someone who hates throwing things out, she very much aligns with the projects vision to keep clothing out of landfill and to be reused locally. With self-employment as a life coach and a qualification in innovation and enterprise under her belt, Deirdre hopes, as a Director, to provide support and guidance to this excellent start-up social enterprise.
Katriona is a full-time academic, lecturing in Fashion and Luxury Goods. Prior to focusing her career in academia, she worked with the design and product teams of some of the world’s most prestigious fashion brands Burberry, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, she also undertook roles at URBN INC brands Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. Katrionas interest in CCC is in the local focus of the initiative and the necessity to look at responses to over consumption of fashion.
Grainne joined the board inspired by CCC's practice of finding practical but fun methods of embedding the circular economy into our communities. Grainne has a keen interest in board governance derived from over 15 years working and volunteering with community organisations in various capacities. Grainne currently works as the Director of Communications for the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
Roisin is a seasoned retailer, with 15 years of experience in the industry in London and Dublin. She learnt the intricacies of the retail landscape at Phase Eight and Arcadia. Returning to Dublin in 2020, she joined Nuw, a secondhand clothing exchange app, as COO - igniting her passion and advocacy for change in the fashion industry. She realised the impact her actions as a consumer were having and also the industry in which she worked. Now, Roisin works as a retail consultant and sustainable stylist, supporting the growth of the slow fashion business space in Ireland. Roisin is excited to work with CCC as it continues to foster positive change and disruption to how we consume fashion in Ireland.
Director: Board Member
Barbara is the Head of Advocacy at AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation. Throughout her career she has worked towards equality and social justice by developing, managing, delivering and evaluating inclusive education programmes. Barbara has a particular interest in access to STEM education and creative ways of engaging people in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Art and Maths). She has worked in a number of Irish and London-based non-governmental organisations in capacity building, training, policy, research, advocacy, programme management and grants administration roles. Barbara is also a teacher, registered with the Irish Teaching Council to teach Physics and Chemistry.
Cillian O’Donoghue is a member of Dublin South City Partnerships’ Community Development Team, who support social inclusion and engagement initiatives, including the Crumlin area where CCC began. With a research and professional background in Environmental Sustainability, Social and Public Policy, Governance and Stakeholder Engagement, he is passionate and knowledgeable about the mission and goals that Change Clothes Crumlin has adopted.