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Recycled Jeans Are In (video)

Many of us are interested in being less wasteful, and recycling where we can. What better to recycle than old blue jeans? The video we posted on The Clothes Diet (wearing only six items of clothing) garnered a lot of comments. Let us know what you think of this one.

It seems the idea is catching. The fashion world has decided that old jeans are in, the more battered the better. And they go to great lengths to refashion old jeans by cutting and pasting, tearing, bleaching, and whatever else they can think of to make them look distressed. The worse they are, the more they charge, and thatís plenty.

Who would have thought that recycling would lead to this?

Photo credit: Malingering

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1:00PM PST on Jan 6, 2013

to each their own

10:02AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

hmmm...

4:25PM PST on Dec 11, 2011

Interesting. Thanks for the post.

3:48AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

I don't think that having holes in jeans has ever totally gone away. When I was a teen in the 80's the trend was in.

As for reusing or recycling denim there must be an infinate number of things you can do with it. You can make patchwork denim curtains from old jeans, blankets, placemats, rugs, computer cases, purses, pet beds and so forth.

9:53AM PST on Dec 16, 2010

Buen video

9:53AM PST on Dec 16, 2010

Buen artículo

8:26AM PST on Dec 15, 2010

OK, so ''we go around again''... great!! But no one has to go out and buy the look. Make the look yourself. Take your jeans and a razor blade, then slightly cut some of the fibres on the denim. You can cut across or up and down, sideways... it doesn't matter.

The main thing is don't be taken in by thinking you have to go out and spend your money on more expensive cut up jeans.

Try a second hand place or thrift store... I bought a ton of jeans and make bags, skirts, xmas stockings, anything I can think of and sell them. People love it.

8:32PM PST on Nov 20, 2010

thanks

10:47AM PDT on Oct 18, 2010

Gosh, I've been trying to get my husband to toss some of his old, worn, torn, stained work jeans. Better rethink my priorities.. Or not!

7:56PM PDT on Oct 16, 2010

How silly!!!

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