Giving back to the community always resonates a wonderful feeling with us here at denim therapy and we’re quite sure it does with you also. Which is why when we came across the Habitat for Humanity Eco- friendly denim drive, we were ecstatic to pass along the news. Just in case you weren’t aware, for every 500 pairs of donated denim, Habitat for Humanity is able to fully insulate one home in the New Orleans region, for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
The denim drive first began back in 2006 when National Geographic Kids magazine asked readers to donate their old jeans. Donations, collected from retail stores, such as the Gap and Barneys were sent to cotton inc, setting a Guinness World Record by collecting 33,088 pieces. Since then Cotton Inc has received over 270,000 pieces which has insulated over 540 homes for Habitat for Humanity. So, think twice before you trash your old denim, because donating them could do a world of good.
Images via Denim Hunt.
— Ashlee Mellowes
Tags: Barneys New York, charity, cotton inc, Denim insulation, eco friendly denim, Habitat for humanity, hurricane katrina, New Orleans, old worn denim, The Gap
This morning we take a look at denim through the eyes of jean-lover Jerrica Navarro, an aspiring actress and fashion blogger born and raised in New York City. Jerrica says her playful, chic style reflects her down-to-earth personality and urban sensibility. We had her send some snaps of her favorite outfits, like the denim short jumpsuit, high-waisted skirt & jacket paired with a deep v-neck and leather belt, and classic white t-shirt & flare leg jeans combo. Check it out below.
“I have a love hate relationship with denim. It seems as though there are a million options to try but very few meet my needs (kinda like men). When I finally find that one fantastic pair of jeans I usually live in them, and pretty much suck the life out of them. Some of my favorites are from BDG, Forever 21, Abercrombie and Fitch, Club Monaco the Gap, Topshop, and some cool stuff I find while thrift shopping. I loath the word jeggings but love denim with extra stretch (I’m aways on the move, so I need it).”
See more of Jerrica’s looks at her blog, Fashionnostalgia.
Tags: '70s style jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch, Classic denim look, Club Monaco, denim trends spring 2011, Forever21, high-waisted shorts, jeggings, Jerrica Navarro, Street Style, The Gap, Topshop