Hannah McMahon's sustainable textile creations are handcrafted in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan under the company name Convert.
With a background in textiles, Hannah loves the challenge of taking a preloved textile and giving it a new life as something else.
If you are looking for a way to achieve a deeper relaxation during your savasana or meditation practice without compromising on your ethical and environmental standards, these Weighted Eye Pillows could be the item for you.
They also great for aiding relaxation in general, not just for yogis! They make a great gift for someone who loves to lie back and relax. A weighted eye pillow helps you to rest better, relieve stress and tension and revive tired eyes.
Pattern placement will vary making each eye pillow unique and individual, no two items are exactly the same. The images shown indicate the type of pattern available.
Measures approximately 24 x 12 CM, a great size for blocking out light and visual stimuli in the room, allowing the senses to turn inward and relax.
Each pillow is handmade with 100% upcycled fabrics and filled with unscented organic linseed sourced from independent Irish retailers. The outer case is removable and machine washable at up to 40 degrees. The inner pillow fabric is 50/50 cotton polyester mix fabric.
About Convert & Sustainability
Sustainability is at the heart of the brand and everything is made with a minimum of 70% upcycled fabrics by weight.
Operating a “closed loop” waste management policy, any fabric scrap generated is re-worked into other products to avoid production waste going to landfill.
Convert products are made with the help of renewable green energy thanks to an on-site solar energy supply.
Convert Sourcing Policy
Convert defines “upcycled” fabric as the following;
When sourcing new raw materials, small independent suppliers are given preference.
All packaging and labelling is recycled, biodegradable or recyclable, sometimes all three!
About The Founder
Hannah is the creator behind Convert and has a background in textiles achieving a BSc at the University of Manchester.
As Hannah became more eco-conscious in her own lifestyle choices and purchase decisions, she began to re-think what “new” means.
In 2019 Hannah won the People’s Choice Award in the annual MyWaste Upcycle challenge. The project kickstarted a real interest in upcycling and heightened her awareness of how many natural resources are consumed in the manufacture of new textiles. It was this awareness that gave Hannah the inspiration to breathe new life into pre-loved items.