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.
This has proved to be one of my most popular designs.
It makes me smile to see these sold, and I always show customers the photo I treasure of four of the Casuarina House children with theirs. I made 24 for them for their Christmas presents in 2012. I have it on good authority that they are still using them on a daily basis as their school bags.