Inhabitat and Ecouterre recently held a Denim Design Challenge sponsored by the Gap in which they asked people to recycle their old denim into new and functional items. The winners will appear online tomorrow.
It's too late to enter now, and voting on the finalists ended yesterday. But I still thought I'd show you some of my personal favorites from the numerous finalists.
Hyun Gun Jung's geometric denim dress:
Siddharth Hirwani's recycled denim cots:
Elina Priha recycled denim jacket:
Justin Blakely's recycled denim doggie vest:
Recycled denim mattress by Open Your Eyes:
Woven recycled denim shoulder bag by Miranda Chance:
Bondi Biker recycled denim jacket by Sawy:
Rebecca Butler's recycled denim Bikini:
The Zeppelin Denim Duffle Bag With Leather Accents by Chance:
Lisa Williams recycled denim skull baby booties:
Angela Friedman Denim Corset:
See all the finalists here
The invitation to the contest read as follows:
CALLING ALL DESIGNERS & CRAFTY DENIM DIY-ERS!
Jeans are one of the few universally worn and loved garments around the world. Wardrobe staples for everyone from fashionistas to tiny tots, to the burliest construction workers, jeans are a simple basic that everyone has in their closet. But what do you do when your jeans wear out on you? Ecouterre wanted to know, so they’ve partnered with the Gap 1969 Stream to shine a light on the most creative denim reinventions on the planet—show us your stuff and stand a chance to be featured on Ecouterre, Inhabitat, and the Gap 1969 Stream, plus a $200 Gap gift certificate.
The deadline for this competition WAS 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 24, 2010 and the competition is closed. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 8th and featured on the Gap 1969 Stream.
The official rules can be found here.
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