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 am supporting the building of a new school for disabled children.
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.