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.
These really are selling as fast as I can make them! I have a batch of flowers made now, and just (!) need to cut and sew the denim to make them.
They are very practical sized tote bags, and the flower adds a colourful touch. I had a request for a specific colourway in this latest batch (greys) - to match a coat owned by the purchaser. I'm toying with the idea of making the flowers as removable pins, so that it would be possible to buy extra flowers and swap them around. Any opinions?