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Purely as a form of expression to the emotions that run riot in my life at different junctures. This blog has seen several title revisions that also reflect the state of being and evolution I am constantly in. If one were to remain stagnant in hope of never changing their temporal present, one will awaken someday to much regret. Life is about living, evolving and adapting to the constant changes all around us.

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23 April 2009

I Want Your Used Denims ... Apr 23, 2009

Ok ok for my friends on Facebook who got an interesting status from me last night and have had their interest piqued ... you can read all about it here - Jeans Wanted.

I think it's an awesome idea and what more we're also creating a Guiness Book of Records entry - heheehe ok ok that as an aside!

I buy National Geography Kids at about USD 29 per annum for my kids and they've some really interesting stuff in that magazine for kids ( I mean I have NatGeo and Discovery mags at home too) but the girls are interested and keen to read everytime this arrives in the mail addressed to them.

So the lastest copy that arrived has this very interesting program. I' meant to add a poster here (at the end) for you to have a look see and I hope that you might be interested to undertake this little drive - however scanner had a prob - when it's rectified will scan for you :))

If you want, just write down your names and number of jeans and pass them along to me ... am hoping that we might make a large Malaysian contribution since although the NGK is available if you purchase it online globally, it's real major market is the US.

Am not so much interested in the fact that there is a record to be broken - but the fact that 500 pairs of jeans recycled can insulate one average sized house.

I know some of you might be thinking why send jeans to the US for them to use instead of using it in our own countries. Well to be frank, I ain't no textile or chemical engineer so I wouldn't know what to or how to break down the denims into reusable insulation material, but if you have the expertise then perhaps this is something you might be interested in venturing into ... anything to save our world, I'm happy to make the effort.

I hope to be able to collect as many jeans as possible and I hope to find a sponsor for the air-freight (I just need to perhaps sweet talk someone I know who could do this hehehehe) of the collected denims.

For some pointers on the sort of jeans I and NGK are looking for
  • any denim clothing is ok
  • the denim must have been used
  • any brand - so if you got branded or hypermart brands it's ok
  • any color or size but must be worn by a human (no doll clothes!!)
In short what happens to the jeans we collect and send over ...

"All the denim will be donated to COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®. This denim drive recycles jeans into UltraTouch™ Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation, which is used to help build houses in places that have been damaged by hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Your jeans will help set a record, keep clothes out of landfills, and build houses for families to live in!"

If you choose to send your jeans on your own - please include this coupon along with your parcel ... and they must reach before the 30th of June 2009. Read about UltraTouch here ..

Small packages can be sent to the P.O.Box address but if you have a large collection send it directly to the second address or else .. contact me and I will get it from you - let's help our world anyway we can ...

NG Kids / Set a Guinness World Record
P.O. Box 98001
Washington, D.C. 20090-8001

For shipments that cannot be delivered to a P.O. box:

NG Kids / Set a Guinness World Record
1145 17th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

So spread the word - see if you can make a difference just by collecting old used (and washed please) jeans for a good cause and yes yes even a small world record :)) - awesome to know you made a difference right??

Hoping to hear from you all ... as of 22nd April they have 6314 pairs of jeans ... am sure my friends and I can make that number bigger ... don't you think?? You can follow the number collected here

The original ad from the mag:




2 comments:

nanda666 said...

This is sooooo cool!!

But I recycle my jeans by giving them to some poor kids and the "Kuppa Karans" or trash collection guys for them to use.

I guess this drive applies to the guys who actually throw away their jeans. (Americans generate 66 truckloads of trash for every truckload of consumer products created!! From the 11th hour documentary.)

I'm still a "kampung" boy who believes in the "Don't waste la" campaign where my first jeans were from my elder bro of 7 years!!

.ani said...

Nanda: but also a lot of us keep hoarding jeans and not knowing what to do eheheh ... this is also a good way to help out in our small way ...

let me know if you wanna contribute and rob the kuppa karan off his jeans stash :)))))