Recycled Denim Coasters and Table Setting Mat
Heidi Clark believes there are no creative limitations when it comes to recycling old denim. Channeling a cool country-western aesthetic, Heidi created a set of coasters from the seams of her old jeans, turning the rest of her trousers into a clever mat perfect for any table setting.
Woven Recycled Denim Charpai Cot
Commonly used India, the charpai cot traditionally uses nylon strings, but in this modern iteration Siddharth Hirwani uses recycled strips of denim as the primary material. Three-inch strips have been cut and stitched together to make a roll of thicker material, which is used to weave the central bed on which a quilt or thin mattress can be spread out.
Handwoven Recycled Denim Area Rug
Over the course of six months, Alison King converted more than 120 pairs of jeans (sourced from friends and friends of friends) into an 8.5 × 10.5-foot area rug. Alison cut the all the unwanted denim she collected into long strips, sewed them together using rug braiding techniques, and crocheted herself a 100-plus-pound rug full of everyone’s memories.
Recycled Denim Insulating Wall System
Shannon Wright and her partner Ryan Sisourath wanted to demonstrate how recycled denim could be used to create an insulating wall system. Over 100 pairs of jeans were used for the insulation, and the wood framing was made from recycled and refinished wooden skid pallets.