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About us

Marine Science is Beautiful

Marine science is beautiful

Crùbag is a Scotland-based design studio and materials innovation lab focused on the ocean, fashion, sustainability and science. Join us on our mission to reveal, understand and protect the ocean.

Marine science inspired prints

The planet as never seen before

We collaborate with research institutions

Crùbag ocean-inspired textiles that share a sense of awe and wonder

Our colourful textiles and sustainable fashion accessories merge marine science and art to reveal the hidden ocean, those inaccessible and unseen patterns in nature that can only be seen and understood with the help of marine scientists and their microscopes, research vessels and fieldwork. We are celebrating our colourful blue planet and craftsmanship, and hope to bring joy, wellbeing and a deeper connection with nature. You can help share ocean literacy and fund important science. The more we know and understand our amazing home, the more empowered we are to preserve it for future generations.

Born in Scotland

All of our products are designed in our studio in the Scottish Highlands.

Good for the ocean

Become an ocean advocate and educator. Each product is paired with its science story.

Handcrafted

Each piece is made with love and care for people and the natural environment.

Good for the planet

We donate 10% of our profits to support important marine science.

Sustainability Manifesto


We envision a better, more connected world where humans are not separate from nature, but a part of the ecosystem.

Fashion paired with ocean literacy

Our products are made with love to reveal the ocean's unseen beauty, share ocean literacy and give back money to fund important research. I wanted to share this world with you, that sense of awe we feel every day when looking down the microscope, snorkelling or driving to work through the Scottish Highlands. Every item is paired with its ocean literacy content, and we give back at least 10% of our profits to support marine science research and our community outreach programmes.

Founding Crùbag


Crùbag was founded in 2013 by Jessica Giannotti after completing her studies in marine science. She uses her background in this field as well as her skills as a Creative Director to design and develop products and tell the story behind the inspiration.

Scotland in our base


With a studio in the old teaching lab at the Scottish Marine Institute on the beautiful west coast of Scotland, Crùbag draws constant inspiration from its setting.

The meaning of Crùbag


Our logo is a combination of Jessica's Venezuelan roots and the Scottish heritage of the company. Crùbag means crab in Gaelic. In its native homeland, the Highlands of Scotland, Jessica studied marine science and became inspired to launch Crùbag. But the crab itself is inspired by the fiddler crabs from the Venezuelan mangroves. It represents our love and mission to promote a healthy ocean. We are Scottish and global!

People behind Crùbag

Jessica

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Renuka

DESIGNER AND PRINT STUDIO ASSISTANT

Emily

FINANCE AND STRATEGY

Remy

CONTENT AND SCIENCE

Maeve

MARINE SCIENTIST

Rox

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Fiona

SUSTAINABILITY & DESIGN

Anuschka

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION & MENTOR

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