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Designer looks to food waste for debut collection's inspiration

By David Porter

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A north-east graduate who gained a first class honours from Glasgow School of Art has launched her own jewellery business.

ILC design
ILC design

Now living in Glasgow, Isla Cruickshank from Colpy said: "After the disappointment of not having the Glasgow School of art Degree show I worked four years towards, I used my final year project as a spring-board to create my business.

"Since lockdown in March I have created a home workshop, developed a product range and brand and launched the debut collection this month."

On her designs she said: " I am inspired by a fascination with beautiful food waste.

"For the past seven years and alongside my degree in Silvermsithing and jewellery at Glasgow school of Art I have been working as a freelance cook around Scotland.

"Working in these kitchens I became increasingly aware of the amount of waste involved in creating a meal and a lack of respect for produce after consumption,waste that in my mind, was too beautiful and unique and it just seemed baffling to me that we don’t do something with it.

"After much thinking, developing, egg collecting, inlaying, dyeing and sampling I am happy to say that I have created a brand that aligns with my values."

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