September 10, 2014

Recycling Your Denim

Today I am running around preparing for an upcoming school event but I am also going to swing by the mall to drop off these...

Yeah, quite a pile, huh?

I try not to contribute to land fills whenever possible
 so I never throw out old jeans.  

I feel bad donating the ones with holes in them 
so the old pairs just pile up in my house
 until a local retailer sponsors a recycling program.

Luckily, I received an email recently that J. Crew and Madewell are collecting old jeans in their stores.  J. Crew will collect until September 30th and Madewell until October 6th.  They are also providing a $20 credit toward a new pair of jeans for your donation!  Needless to say, I will be donating!

This collection is a campaign  run by Cotton - Blue Jeans Go Green who collects old jeans and recycles them into insulation.  If you don't have a J.Crew or Madewell store near you, you can also mail in your old jeans.  Just scroll through the Cotton - Blue Jeans Go Green website for more information.

Great idea huh?  Just doing my part to go green whenever I can!

Oh, and by the way, I am NOT being compensated in any way to mention this campaign.  I just like to pass along helpful information to you when I can!

Do you have any old jeans you can donate?

10 comments:

  1. That's great, my son has outgrown so many already! Thanks for the info Shelley!

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  2. I'll have to check out our stash of jeans and take a trip to J Crew this week. :) Our community is about to start accepting textiles for recycling, curbside, and I think it is so great. I can't believe how many tattered old tee-shirts and socks I have thrown away. It must be similar to how people of my parents' generation felt about throwing away plastic bottles.

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  3. So sad! We don't have any of those stores near us. It's a great deal though. I'd definitely do it! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  4. I am also collecting jeans that no longer fit the kids and dropping them off at J.Crew. I just think this is such a great campaign!!

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  5. I hadn't heard about this! We have lots of old denim. Thanks for the tip!

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  6. I have not heard of this program - great idea. I have seen the blue jean insulation being used. I would like to invite you to link up this post to Make It Monday - http://distresseddonnadownhome.blogspot.com/2014/09/make-it-monday-2.html

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  7. I thought you were going to tell me that they sell them! They sell holey jeans as new in the shops near here at a very high price!

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  8. Fabulous idea! I am cleaning out closets..will see if I can part with some :)
    xo Nancy

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