Posts Tagged ‘denim’

Denimite

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Holy shit, people. I just learned via inhabitat that Iris Industries has created a new “sustainable composite” — a textile created from heat pressed recycled denim and eco-friendly resin. The end result: a lightweight, hard substance that can be used, among other ways, to create furniture, counter tops, wall paneling and jewelry. Did you get that? Counter tops from your old jeans? I want to redo the kitchen immediately.

Weekly Compactor: Clever upcycling edition

Friday, March 18, 2011

It’s been so long since I’ve done one that you may have forgotten that Weekly Compactor is our cutesy term for a roundup of links. This week, please enjoy clever upcycling tips recently shared across the blogosphere:

Arno Mathies' cardboard furniture via Curbly

A bunch of people shared ideas on how to reuse old blue jeans. I have to say though, I have yet to see anything cute or stylish made out of old denim. Have you? By all means share links and ideas in the comments. I have a feeling there are far better industrial reuses for jeans than trying to squeeze a second fashionable life out of them. After all, the washes and colors are objectively so universally similar in virgin form, yet subtle differences act as dramatic markers of class, taste and hipness…

 

 

 


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