Recycle Your Old Jeans Into Furniture

Got three pair of jeans that you can't part with? Japanese sofa maker NOyes will turn them into Ottomans. It seems a lot more personal than turning them into insulation.

The process evidently takes three weeks and costs ¥36,720 ($400) which seems like a lot. (But remember the impact of purchasing power parity)

However, as C-Scout notes,

when an otherwise ordinary furniture manufacturer takes up this sort of project it shows the extent to which the idea of re-using materials (and eco-friendly lifestyle in general) has entered the mainstream psyche.

And you know that your old jeans are getting a good home- your own. More at C-Scout and the website of NOyes

Watch a video of them making the stool here.

More recycled denim:
UltraTouch Recycled Denim Insulation
At IIDEX: Donate your Denim
Denim Therapy for your Tattered Jeans
Recycled Denim Pencils

Tags: Denim | Japan

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