All over the crafting and recycling world, old jeans are a precious commodity. There are many creative ways to recycle these, turning them from backpacks to book covers. Your jeans can be a fashion statement and a valuable natural resource at the same time. They are made from cotton which is natural, renewable and recyclable. It's also an excellent material for insulation.
If you donít know what to do with your old jeans, try wearing them on your feet. Now thanks to RecycleYourJeans, you can have your favorite denim pieces remade into chic sandals. A great idea sure to delight sustainable crowds the world over. Recycling jeans into footwear is ďA great way of personalizing your recycling whilst helping to preserve the Earthís atmosphere,Ē says the company. Their Shoes and sandals are recognized by podiatrists and customers alike as being premium footwear for performance, quality, and shock-absorbing comfort.
To have your jeans turned into gorgeous sandals, just fold your clean, dry pants and place them into a sealed bag along with an order form. The company will restore them within 7-10 days into a pair of funky sandals. You will need however a minimum leg length of 60 cm (about 2 ft) from crotch to ground. Rips at the knee are OK provided the rip is not too big.
Their website explains not only the benefits of recycling clothing but also makes of a point of detailing the minimal carbon footprint involved in the creation and purchasing of these sandals.
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