Have you ever wondered what to do with an old worn out pair of jeans? Thrift shops are a great first thought, but there are so many talented and imaginative people out there who are taking denim to a whole new level. Keeping fabric out of landfills and finding a creative way to use those materials is something we strive for. Here are a handful of inspiring, artistic and creative images using denim.
A fun tapestry that makes a big statement.
Jeans have never looked more "relaxed"!
This chair packs some serious denim detail.
Bits of denim that make a charming piece.
41 pairs of Levi's!
This is a green3 favorite from our Spring 2012 collection. Our distressed denim skirt is made from reclaimed denim and is part of our effort to keep excess fabric waste out of the landfill.
We have also been working on a really BIG denim project. We are planning to hang this up in our company store upon completion. This is a great symbol for what we are passionate about. Products made in the United States and reusing materials that might otherwise end up tossed. Made out of 16 pairs of jeans sewn together and painted. Showing we are proud of the products we make and our effort to help the environment.
What do you think of “our” flag? Have you done any projects using reclaimed denim material or seen any other great pictures of denim used in a different way? We’d love to see them!
Guess what? We were interviewed by M.O.! You can read the full interview here and we’d love for you to vote for us by using the “vote” button on our interview page. Not familiar with M.O.? Here is a brief overview from their website.
MO.com interviews entrepreneurs from all walks, across all industries, and from around the world. We focus on their habits and methods; what makes them tick. The primary focus of MO.com is entrepreneurship.
M.O. is the abbreviation for Modus Operandi or Method of Operating and we interview entrepreneurs to learn about their methods and to share their strategies and business philosophies with our readers.
We’re entrepreneurs ourselves and we get energized talking with others that have traveled down the same path of launching a new business or folks that are just about to embark on the adventure of starting a business.
Spring is in the air and so are our new balloon additions! For spring we’ve added yarn balloons to our fabric balloon display. There are many tutorials on the web on how to get the best results for these balloons. Our best results came from covering our fingers with glue, feeding the yarn through our fingers and wrapping it around the inflated balloon. We used Elmers glue and a small amount of water for our results.
As you can see, we added blue, brown and beige yarn balloons to our already existing display. Our little balloon family is growing! Do you like the addition? Know any other creative ways to use balloons in a display?
Hope this Valentine’s Day has you floating too!
Psst: We are changing over our company store right now! Our entire spring line will be available in our store and online this week!
I am usually both excited AND filled with some dread when it comes to the gift buying portion of Valentine’s Day. Some years it’s a challenge to find a gift suitable for that special someone and other times the “right” gift seems to fall into my lap. If you feel the same, no need to fret, today we are here to help! We’re sharing a few of our favorite USA made gift ideas. Below you will find some of our favorite men’s and women’s gifts from two of our favorite companies. Uncommon Goods and Fair Indigo. If you like the products we’ve chosen make sure to click on the picture to take you back to the original site. Here’s to an anxiety free Valentine’s Day!
BIke Chain Frame - Handmade in Oregon
Fire hose belt - Handmade in Colorado
Record Bookends - Handmade in Philadelphia
Reclaimed Grow Bottle Hydrogarden Kit - Organic Basil - Idaho Made
Love U Handwarmers - Wisconsin Made
Modern Floral Bubble Bracelet - Wisconsin Made
Heart Shaped Potholder (reclaimed sweater material) Wisconsin Made
An alternative bouquet- Wisconsin Made