Really, what are the options? Levi’s or Wranglers. And you just pick one. It’s one of those life choices.
RUDE’S scavenger style represents our political and economical fashion statement against throwaway fast fashion. We have not purchased new clothes for decades. And what we have been wearing for the past five years is mostly all sourced from the point prior to landfill. We seek out and rescue a couple of items, once a fortnight, from the piles of garments at the local Tip Shed, adjacent to the local recycling transfer station.
Photo below: Garments and textiles at the City of Melton’s Tip Shop in Melbourne, Australia. Most of these items will not even be downcycled, and will end up in landfill. Amongst these piles of clothes are denim jeans that are worn and torn.
At the moment, RUDE cannot help feeling a bit smug because Jigsaw clothing brand has just released its For Life Not Landfill campaign. [photo above] It’s validation for us that our scavenger style’s political and economic fashion statement is leading the way! How utterly awesome is that thought for us, even if nobody else acknowledges it, we too are leaders in creative ways to advertise landfill textile waste.
RUDE boys red tab Levis as posted here would have been considered by many to be ready for the rag-bag. And would not have looked out-of-place amongst the clothes found in these cots above.
Mending using the Japanese technique of reinforcing fabric with more fabric and running stitches, has ensured that Danny will be wearing his loved Levis for another 15 years! Danny’s legs will be strutting and showcasing sashiko scavenger style. How awesome is that!
We did Twitter the Levi company this good news but it has not replied.
Photo below: Sashiko mended by RUDE Girl, a pair of vintage red tab Levis
Thank you Dave Towbridge from California in the USA for your comment on Google+ in relation to the above photo as follows:
This is something Friends could certainly get behind. A beautiful example of how the Testimony of Simplicity does not require wearing ugly or uninteresting clothing.
Beat The Man and keep textiles out of landfill! And like RUDE and Jigsaw advertise your efforts.