Saturday, 16 February 2008

Recycling fashion with Recycle Your Jeans

Recycle your jeans is a business that turns your own old jeans into new, funky sandals. You send them your old pair of jeans, and they make a pair of shoes or sandals out of them. The sandals are made in the UK.

Quite a fun cradle-to-cradle recycling concept. If this kind of projects really reduce carbon footprints, as the company suggests, I doubt, but recycling old jeans into sandals sounds sustainable enough. A new wave of creative recycling attempts is on it's way and there are more and more advanced techniques to recycle old products into new ones. Often it's even invisible for the consumer, in example with some of the clothes of Patagonia.

Here in Germany I hear people being quite skeptical about using recycling in clothing, well these kind of innovative projects will hopefully set foot here as well and change the attitude!


blake said...

I always get a kick out of recycled products such as these. Definitely one of the coolest I've seen is the company that makes handbags out of old license plates. Who would have thought?? Good work..

Allie said...

I have a whole stack of jeans in the basement. This is a great idea!