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  • Oct302017

    ekko.world: Just try one thing

    There’s a bold, heartfelt statement on ekko.world’s website. It says, “The future belongs to our children. Let’s make sure they get it.” It’s both powerful and empowering, and makes me feel certain that positive environmental change is possible, but it’s in our hands…

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  • Oct012017
    Garage Sale Trail founders in London

    Garage Sale Trail: Building community

    Once upon a time, we repaired and re-used things purely out of necessity. Then, the industrial age saw the production of just about everything imaginable on a massive scale, driving down price and opening up accessibility. Now, with over-production and over-consumption affecting our health and the health of the planet, we’re finding our way back to re-use as a way to solve the growing issues of waste disposal and pollution…

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  • Sep012017

    Elvis & Kresse: Re-purposing and the new luxury

    The idea of creating original and useful pieces, by hand, one by one, with integrity, is close to our heart. And, when you bring together the skilled hands of the artisan, the creative mind of the artist, the problem-solving capabilities and technical approach of the designer and the vision of the entrepreneur, you create a very special space for innovation…

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  • Aug012017

    Jeans for Genes Day: Saving lives

    We believe in people’s inherent desire to look after one another. To make sure we’re safe and loved and healthy. And, we believe in the power of joining together to create massive change. That’s why we support causes and organisations making a real difference in people’s lives. And, it’s the reason we wholeheartedly support Jeans for Genes Day, the annual Australian fundraiser of The Children’s Medical Research Institute…

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  • Jul012017

    RePack: Circular packaging

    Packaging. You either love it, or hate it, or you’re indifferent about it. But regardless of your sentiment towards it, it’s a really important part of any brand experience and product delivery. If the only contact you have with a brand is via their website and social media, every image and every word must convey their story, their philosophy, their attitude and their purpose. And, if as a customer, you believe in their offering, you might make it through their shopping cart to purchase one of their products. Your next point of contact…

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  • Jun012017

    War On Waste: Be the change

    Now, if you’re sitting where I am, things are looking up. With JEANBAG’s focus on reducing denim waste in landfill, I’ve read lots about textile production, fast fashion, overconsumption, waste and recycling. And while, some days I’ve truly felt the weight of our global waste problem, I’m excited to hear so many people talking about it now and taking action…

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  • May012017

    Fashion Revolution: Who made my clothes?

    We’ve all heard—and more than likely asked—these common questions when it comes to clothing: “Where did you buy that cool top?”, or “How much was your skirt?”, or “Does my bum look big in these jeans?” When it comes to fashion, our curiosity seems focused on price, style and our desire to emulate those we admire…

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  • Apr012017

    MUD Jeans: The innovative denim brand transforming how we buy jeans

    Life is a journey of discovery, full of continued learning and experiences that shape our values, inspire our goals and fuel our dreams. Sometimes these experiences are earth-shatteringly wonderful and fill us with ambition and energy and make us unstoppable. Other times, we experience things that are soul-destroying, but they somehow give us the push we need to make massive change.

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  • Mar012017

    AndAgain: Bringing conscious consumerism to denim

    Instagram has become a great place to find your tribe. To discover and connect with wonderful people following their passion and making a difference in the world. This is where I learned about the denim up-cycling work of mindful fashion start-up, And Again Co, who are making a very deliberate and conscious connection with us as individuals through their bespoke denim jeans.

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  • Feb012017

    Outland Denim: Making jeans and changing lives

    What if I told you, you can make a difference by buying a pair of jeans. If I told you that the pair of jeans you’re about to buy is changing the lives of the people who make them. If I told you that the change is not small… it’s massive, on every level. Wouldn’t you want to buy that pair of jeans?

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  • Dec012016
    Blue ombre denim wreath made by JEANBAG from recycled jeans

    How to make an ombré wreath from old blue jeans

    I love a good project, something you can do with friends over a glass of wine or with kids during a long summery afternoon at home. This wreath is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your front door during the festive season and re-use fabric offcuts in the process…

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  • Nov012016
    JEANBAG beanbag made from recycled denim jeans

    Every pair of jeans has stories to tell

    Think of all the amazing things you’ve done while wearing your favourite pair of jeans. They hold your secrets and tell your stories… first dates, proposals, home renovations and travel adventures…

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