DENIM DOOR STOPPER

Door stopper
£75.00

This cute door stopper is made from the remnants and offcuts from our bigger projects - this way we are creating zero-waste designs. We use buttons from old jeans to create eyes and nose, the whiskers are done with silver thread. You might have seen it on the cover of the LIVING magazine.

The denim cat is made from patchwork pieces outside and is stuffed with denim offcuts inside - we save all the belts, side seams and pockets and then use them for items like this. Denim is a heavy fabric and you want your door stopper to, well, stop the door - denim is a perfect choice for that!

Due to the nature of our #donatedenim jeans collection, we couldn't possibly create two identical stoppers even if we wanted to - we never know what jeans we are getting. We ask you to trust our artistic taste and be ready for a surprise: your item will be designed specifically for you, rest assured it will be the only one of its kind!

All our stitches are made with our signature dusty pink thread; we don't use any of the existing stitches from the donated garments - every panel is put together by us. 

Waiting time: ~2 weeks (read more in delivery & returns tab).

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This cute door stopper is made from the remnants and offcuts from our bigger projects - this way we are creating zero-waste designs. We use buttons from old jeans to create eyes and nose, the whiskers are done with silver thread. You might have seen it on the cover of the LIVING magazine.

The denim cat is made from patchwork pieces outside and is stuffed with denim offcuts inside - we save all the belts, side seams and pockets and then use them for items like this. Denim is a heavy fabric and you want your door stopper to, well, stop the door - denim is a perfect choice for that!

Due to the nature of our #donatedenim jeans collection, we couldn't possibly create two identical stoppers even if we wanted to - we never know what jeans we are getting. We ask you to trust our artistic taste and be ready for a surprise: your item will be designed specifically for you, rest assured it will be the only one of its kind!

All our stitches are made with our signature dusty pink thread; we don't use any of the existing stitches from the donated garments - every panel is put together by us. 

Waiting time: ~2 weeks (read more in delivery & returns tab).

Please note that we don’t have an existing stock for our denim and linen items: these are made to order and will be made for you from scratch by our Glasgow manufacturers. Patchwork technique is very time & labour consuming, please allow 4-8 weeks for your item to arrive. Waiting time for linen - up to 4 weeks. Join us in celebrating slow fashion, make your purchase truly meaningful and wanted.

We offer complimentary UK shipping on orders over £400 (you can combine physical products and online courses to qualify), under £400 UK delivery cost is flat rate £5.99.

We offer a flat delivery rate to EU of £25, to other European countries and USA the flat rate is £30. Please note, it is customer's responsibility to pay any customs fees.

Please refer to our returns & refund policy

WORKERS CONDITIONS & PAY

All our items are “Made in Glasgow” and we take great pride in having a close working relationship with our makers. This is slow fashion. We want care and attention paid to every item, to ensure the highest levels of quality are achieved. The current Living Wage in Glasgow is £9.50/hr* and our makers are paid well above that level. ( * figure in Glasgow, April 2021)

By supporting our business, you are helping to support good working conditions.

PRICE STRUCTURE

Our prices reflect a fair and reasonable level of pay to all those involved. Every item is handmade, with due care and attention paid to every detail and we ensure that our makers receive a salary above the Living Wage.

In fact, as business owners and to cover our living costs, we will be earning a comparable salary to our makers!

LOCAL MANUFACTURING PARTNER

We wanted to work with a manufacturer who shared our values and we have that with Beyonder Involve Ltd. As our partner, Beyonder ensure all workers are paid fairly, their working conditions are good and that everyone is treated with respect.

Beyonder carries out community interest projects and you can find out more about their work on the link provided.

WORKING HOURS

It is important to know that workers are being treated well. All our makers are contracted for a 7.5 hour max. working day and a 5 day max. working week, which means a max. 150 hours a month to be carried out on our items. There is no overworking, no exploitation, no working without pay. Fairness wins here.

By supporting our business, you are helping to support fair pay.

WHERE DO THE PROFITS GO?

We do, firstly, ensure everyone is paid. Whatever is leftover (after HMRC) is put back into the business to grow towards our long term goals. We will continue to develop our upcycled collections, save new materials from landfill and find ways to keep that good material in the system. Natural growth allows us to employ more makers, creating jobs. Beyond that, we want to develop a recycling system, one that currently does not exist in this country.

By supporting our business, you are giving us the opportunity to make this a reality!

YOU HELP REDUCE WATER, CHEMICALS & CO2

By choosing to purchase a new upcycled denim creation you are helping to offset the consumption of newly created garments. Cotton requires a lot of water to produce the crops and uses a lot of harmful chemicals and dyes in the manufacturing process.

Approximately 77% of water and 63% energy is used in the pre & post consumer phase, so by supporting our upcycling project you are saving 77% of 6,326 litres of water and 63% of 33.4kg CO2 eq required for EVERY PAIR OF JEANS newly produced.

By supporting our business, you are helping to reduce further environmental damage.

 

WATER SAVING (litres)

WATER SAVING (shower days)

WATER SAVING (full baths)

TOTAL CO2 SAVING (kg CO2e)

CO2 SAVING 

(car journey in miles)

CO2 SAVING 

(car journey in km)

SHIFT DRESS

7,305

60

40

33.066

68

109

COAT

12,175

101

67

56.112

116

185

JACKET

7,305

60

40

34.068

70

112

KILT

7,305

60

40

35.07

72

115

TROUSERS

4,870

40

27

23.046

47

75

BAG

4,870

40

27

23.046

47

75

PANAMA HAT

1,217

10

6

6.012

12

19

USHANKA HAT

2,435

20

12

12.024

24

38

YOU HELP REDUCE LANDFILL The original denim garments may have been imported, but we are determined to limit what would be exported as landfill, through normal (existing) textile collection routes. All kind donations reduce the likelihood of new landfill.

We are not suggesting you stop donating to Charity Shops, but instead that any donations are first examined - is it dirty? is it stained? do they have holes? If the answer to ANY of these questions is “YES” then a charity will not sell them.

By supporting our business, you are helping to reduce landfill here and also overseas.

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