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How to Recycle Blue Jeans

How to Recycle Blue Jeans

Got a pile of old, ripped jeans in need of recycling? You might have heard about home insulation made from denim, but don’t know how to donate.

Well Bonded Logic makes insulation out of old denim, proof of which is that Newsweek profile of Adrian Grenier. The tree-hugging “Entourage” star is caught posing suggestively in front of his recycled jeans wall at his eco home in Brooklyn. Hot.

Most of the fabric Bonded Logic uses comes from factory floors, but some does come from jeans-wearing consumers, as well. Send yours to Green Jeans Insulation, at this address:

Fair Indigo Denim Drive
c/o Green Jeans Insulation Inc.
1109 W. Milwaukee St.
Stoughton, WI 53589

Once you’ve got the old things off your hands, consider replacing them with sustainable, organic ones. The denim industry—what with all that toxic blue dye, stone washing, and chemical-intensive cotton—has been known to really do a number on rivers, soil, and Mama earth at large. Fortunately, enough companies are now making sustainable jeans that you can green your pants without sacrificing style. We love Sling and Stones and J Brand‘s new green line. Nothing comes between you and your sustainable slacks.

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By Tobin Hack, Plenty magazine

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4:16AM PST on Feb 5, 2012

I wish i was better at sewing so i could learn to make new clothing out of old clothing. They should have classes to teach these things because very few people know how to anymore. I'm 15 and i feel like my generation has lost that among other things (like a good taste in music :P)

12:03PM PST on Feb 1, 2012

Thanks for info!

5:06AM PST on Dec 17, 2011

I wish that "green" clothing would drop in price.

6:21AM PDT on Jul 10, 2011

Thank you

6:38AM PST on Jan 24, 2011

This no longer works - my package was returned...they are no longer accepting jeans. Do we know if GAP is planning on doing another collection?

8:39AM PST on Jan 13, 2011


9:52AM PST on Dec 16, 2010

Buen artículo

9:52AM PST on Dec 16, 2010

Buen artículo

8:54AM PST on Dec 16, 2010

I have made several quilts out of old jeans. They are great as gifts for teens and for students heading off to college. They wear well,
and are very warm.

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