This blog shows my recycled denim creations, along with tutorials for items I have designed myself. I collect old jeans (a strange collection, I know!) and cut them up to make bags, purses, animals and other items of varying sizes and shapes. I then sell these to raise money for weomen and children in the town of Utange, near Mombasa, in Kenya. I help women to set up their own businesses and provide solar lights to enable teachers and pupils to work at home after the sun sets.
I have finally completed a restock of some popular lines, in time for the new sales season (my first sale of the year will be in Flitwick in February). These penguin bags sold well last year. Ideally I would like to have matching bag, phone case and purse sets, all lined with the same fabric, but I don't think that is going to happen! Nonetheless, these have come out well - part of me hopes they will sell well, but another part knows how long it has taken me to complete this set!
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