Trying to figure out what to do with old jeans normally ends in one conclusion – throw them away. This results in a lot of wasted material, which is exactly why Nudie Jeans has decided to start doing things differently. They are taking worn-out jeans and turning them into rugs.
The idea of a rug made out of other people’s jeans could be off putting for some, but the denim is cleaned and processed beforehand. More importantly the rugs look pretty cool and are a much better use of the old material than taking up space in a landfill.
upcycled? recycled? how about re-used. this clutch is made of leather from a mies van der rohe barcelona chair. designer giovanna giuliani creates limited edition bags and accessories from leftover remnants of leather from the likes of major furniture firms such as knoll.
Designers Lin Nien-An and Cheng Ya-Fang have created the Green’s Voice system that turns empty plastic bottles into portable speakers. The package consists of a speaker driver with a custom designed rubber cradle that can be mounted to any used bottle. The bottle functions as an enclosure to amplify the sound.