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.
With many, many thanks to the lovely Ronnie and the ladies she works with, I was provided with a large stock of bandanas cut out from jeans - all I had to do was sew them up! So I now have a new supply - 35 of them, which I hope will see me through a few sales. Interestingly I have been asked for these recently. Some are lines with fleece, others with towelling. Some are velcro fastened, while others have an ingenious button-hole fastening. I'm delighted with these, and with the time saved by having them cut out for me.