We previously told you about a really big project we were working on with reclaimed denim pieces: a USA flag made from denim jeans. This flag has become the biggest conversation starter in our company store in Oshkosh, WI. And we wanted our online and out-of-town customers to see how it turned out too!
The flag has been proudly hanging in our store for a few years now and looks amazing at night when you can see it through the store windows. At least one in every ten customers who come into the store want to know the story behind the flag.
We saw a similar flag in a hotel lobby and were inspired by it. We knew that with the skill sets of our team, we could make one ourselves. The flag is approximately 8 feet by 12 feet and weighs about 100 pounds. It is made from approximately 25 pairs of reclaimed denim jeans that were split and then sewn together. After the piece was sewn, it was hand painted with the stars and stripes. After painting, the flag was antiqued by hand with tea, to give it a very vintage look.
Our denim flag is a great symbol of two things that green 3 is passionate about:
- products made in the United States
- reusing materials that might otherwise end up discarded
What do you think of our completed project? Have you done any projects using reclaimed denim material? We’d love to see them!