Activist Mommy

{June 28, 2007}   Recycled fashions are hot

I’ll start off with a confession, i ripped two big holes in my jeans. Now they were old jeans that I have had for at least 3 years, and I bought them used at a second hand shop so who knows how much wear they got before I got my hands onto them. Having them this long and only now getting two holes shows they were pretty durable. But the holes are, well… across the seat. And I’m not the kind of girl that likes sharing her assets with just anyone walking by. So it was time to make a decision.

Eco-Chick has a great post about eco-shoes, that included a really interesting link to a site with information on making your own shoes. There were also the cutest homemade shoes ever that makes me wish I had the time to learn to knit. Learning how to recycle for fashion is gaining momentum and more people are being inspired. Hey, no one said conservation had to be bland. Taking thrift store fashions and reshaping them into new outfits can be a lesson in creativity and  fun. Some people are even making a business out of recycled fashions (check out this fish dress, so cute!).

So what am I going to do with the ripped jeans? I’m thinking maybe making a bag out of them. It could be a hit. I’m no stranger to sewing. I created my own diaper bag that I’ve used for the past 2 years. And this January I made a small tote bag for my preschool neice to carry around. But I have never worked with deniom before, so this will be challenging and fun.

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HowToMe says:

Cute post! Thanks!

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