Piece of Jeans is a Finnish company that makes a unique recycled design from jeans. The creator of the company is Moona Kansanen, who has developed a method for utilizing used jeans in a new product.
Making new jeans from new cotton consumes about 10.000 gallons of pure water. Recycling used jeans and extending their lifespan saves significant natural resources.
Piece of Jeans has been in operation since 2019.
Jeans used as a material
The jeans developed by Moona and used in the method are cut into square pieces. A new patchwork is made from the pieces to make new products.
The color and placement of the pieces vary, so each denim product becomes unique. Both elastic and inelastic jeans can be utilized in new products when the pieces are placed in the right places according to the intended use.
The jeans used can be used not only for larger intact surfaces, but also for other parts. Piece of Jeans products feature pockets, seams, zippers, waist straps and even belt loops for reuse.
The recycling method creates a patchwork fabric with pattern protection.
Origin and manufacture of the products
The jeans used in the products come from companies and customers in Finland. Manufacturing takes place in Poland, where the material is disinfected and washed before sewing. The products are sewn in a Finnish-run small sewing shop. Moona Kansanen has also visited the sewing shop on site.
The Piece of Jeans selection includes jeans and denim jackets, as well as a variety of accessories such as bags and bows.
Piece of Jeans also has a special service: Jeans and Denim Jackets custom made.