Enter Our Recycled Denim Challenge, Win a $200 Gap Gift Certificate!

by , 10/11/10   filed under: Contests

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You and your favorite pair of jeans have had some swingin’ times together, but there’s a fine line between casually distressed and wardrobe malfunction. There are many ways you can salvage your skinnies, however, and reincarnating them into a new fashion-forward garment or accessory can offer them a second lease of life. To kick off Gap’s nationwide denim drive, we’ve partnered with the Gap 1969 Stream to ferret out the most creative denim reinventions on the planet. If you’ve wrangled an old pair of jeans into a dress, a piece of jewelry, or a conversation-starting handbag, send us photos by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 20, 2010 for a chance to be featured on Ecouterre, Inhabitat, and the Gap 1969 Stream. Plus, a $200 Gap gift certificate could be yours!


Photo by Ellen M. Reed Photography

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3 Responses to “Enter Our Recycled Denim Challenge, Win a $200 Gap Gift Certificate!”

  1. tortillaloaves (@tortillaloaves) says:

    I made this denim bag out of:
    + bottom hems from 3 pairs of denim jeans,
    + vintage polyester lining,
    + thrifted men’s tie, and zipper.

    These denim hems were from my sister’s jeans that I helped alter. Thought those denim scraps were too good to waste!

    1 votes
  2. @tortillaloaves – I love your use of scraps to make this cute bag… I like the way you used a graduation of different colors of denim, very nice!!

    Thank you Ecouterre for creating this fun challenge, I am excited to be a part of it!

    I created this bag from a recycled pair of embroidered jeans. I pieced it together using remnants and the pockets from another pair of jeans. I included silver rivet accents and scrap upholstery and hand cut small leather flowers to compliment the overall design. The bottom is structured with a scrap piece of pvc from a sign shop that is sandwiched between the liner and the outside.

    2 votes
  3. spiderzump says:

    I made this handbag from three denim pieces. The base of the handbag is from a long denim skirt, the pockets are from another mini skirt and the sides are seams from my husbands old jeans.I also used upholstery tape and strips of hand cut scraps of suede.
    vintage buttons were used along with a piece of button up denim from the old skirt for the closer.the interior is a mens plaid shirt.

    2 votes

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