Remember the days when cutting an old worn pair of jeans could make shorts? Me too. I'm glad those days are over too, but I am also glad that there are creative people who can craft recycle jeans into anything from sturdy furniture to practical coasters. Some of them won The Ecouterre Recycled Denim Challenge.
The challenge is now over, but the People Choice selection is still ongoing. Details about the challenge, which ended October 24th 2010, are: "The grand prize winner will win a $200 Gap gift certificate, as well as a featured article on Ecouterre and Inhabitat. The grand prize winner will be selected by the Ecouterre and Inhabitat editors. A "People's Choice" winner will be selected based on online voting, and this winner will be featured on Ecouterre" (Ecouterre).
I noticed a lot of clothes and accessories were made out of jeans: baby shoes, reconstructed jeans out of jean scraps, jean dresses, and of course jean purses, but the most impressive idea to me was the Woven Recycled Denim Charpai Cot made by Siddharth Hirwani. It looks cozy and sturdy to me.
Take a look at the rest of finalist right here. The winners will be announced on the Gap 1969 Stream.
Via Inhabitat and Ecouterre