We work with 20 women in Aksu, a small village in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, who remove seams, labels, and metals from old jeans. After the jeans are stripped of accessories, they are sent to Gaziantep, Turkey for shredding. The shredded pieces of fibers are spun into yarns to be used in making recycled fabrics. Post-consumer recycling is a very complicated process as you need access to large amounts of used jeans. In order to make this work, we collaborate with brands on a project by project basis. Levi’s sent us post-consumer jeans to be recycled yielding 4 new fabrics with 20% recycled fiber. 2 of the fabrics also use recycled polyester to add strength. We showcased the initiative in Paris at Denim by Premiere Vision