BySympany x Kuyichi Jeans with Upcycled Textiles

BySympany Upcycling by Sympany

Sympany is a textile recycling social enterprise from The Netherlands, it collects and re-purposes used clothing in order to fund charitable projects. The gathered second-hand clothes are being sold a.o. in African countries. (specifically to Zambia, Malawi, DR Congo and Angola) The used clothes are also being recycled into cleaning cloths and insulation material and they are upcycled into ‘new fabrics’ as well.

BySympany

BySympany is a new initiative in which funds are generated by collaborating with (sustainable) fashion brands. The collab with Dutch jeanslabel Kyuchi is the first in line: ‘By Sympany By Kuyichi created jeans with upcycled rags. (20% of the jeans consist of recovered fibres)
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feeling green about indigo

feeling green about indigo

Feeling green about indigo? IMPOSSIBLE! The denim industry is a huge and horrible one, it affects both the environment and people: it turns rivers blue and people sick. It isn’t and can’t be sustainanable in any way…..

This post is about facts. We aren’t going to quote articles or tweak them into our own words. (We only recycle when useful and we don’t want to clutter The Web too much) So please click the links to read and see what we feel everybody should know about (their) jeans.

Articles

UN-FABULOUS_Those faded, distressed blue jeans might be harboring a dirty secret. By Lily Kuo in Chinavia qz.com)

Reuters/Bobby Yip_Even dirtier than they look
feeling green about indigo

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory in Xintang, Zengcheng. In Xintang, where the economy is centered around textile production, Greenpeace has found high levels of industrial pollution and has documented the effects on the community.

greenpeace.org/eastasia/news/stories/toxics/2010/textile-pollution-xintang-gurao/

chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/6283-The-denim-capital-of-the-world-so-polluted-you-can-t-give-the-houses-away

River Blue, The Movie

riverbluethemovie.eco/china/