Saturday, September 20, 2014

Old denim gets a new use

Getting ready for the school year in our house meant tackling the boy's closets, and weeding through all of the clothes that did not fit them anymore (I did the same in my own closet too). The obvious cycle for stuff is that Chris' clothing gets handed down to Joey. When clothing does not fit Joey anymore, they are donated if they're still in good condition. These two grow so fast, that most clothing remains in pretty good shape by the time Joey has outgrown the item. The exception to this rule is denim. Who knows why, but, they can't seem to hang on to a pair of jeans without blowing a huge hole in the knee. We've made a few pairs of cutoffs here and there, but the boys really prefer to wear gym shorts all day, and not denim. So - since they can't be recycled for the purpose of wearing again, and since they are in no condition to donate, I'm bringing them to J.Crew as part of the Blue Jeans Go Green program. This is a pretty cool use of old denim. Madewell is also part of the program, as are a few universities around the country. Bring your old jeans to the store, and they send them in to Blue Jeans Go Green to be used to make insulation for communities in need. As if that's not enough of a reason, you will also receive a coupon for money towards new jeans! Thank you Shelley of Calypso in the Country for inspiring my post today!


  1. Thanks so much for the mention! It really is a great program.
    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    1. You too, Shelley! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Love your blog! Keep doing what your doing :)



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