Old Jeans, New Rug


Rugs take a beating, and more than other fabrics in the home, they can have imperfections that go unnoticed. So they make the perfect candidate for recycled textiles. Surprising fabrics make for beautiful rugs – like Nudie Jeans’ lovely blue-hued rugs made of old denim. Jeans are cleaned, shredded and hand-woven into the new creations in Turkey. And two Swedish designers started a project, “Re Rag Rug,” in which each month, they sew a new rug from a variety of discarded fabric materials – whether t-shirts, sweaters, towels, or blankets.