When a slaughtered jean turns into a “repaired” artwork
After successful collaborations – like those with Denham and Armor Lux – during the latest edition of Blueprint Festival, Butcher of Blue launched the new partnership with Pey from Sashikodenim.
Famous for the “sashiko” mending technique, used in Japan to repair jeans by hand, one stitch at the time, Mr. Pey has been chosen to give a new life to the denim previously slaughtered by the Butcher.
Seven of Butcher’s ‘California Dreamers’, in fact, have been chosen to be transformed to art pieces: after being slaughtered, these items have been repaired through the traditional process that made Pey and his Sashikodenim well-known. As results, here there are individual and unique examples of what a pair might go through.
“Repairing not only saves the world from more waste is also creates unique pieces of wearable art, a one of a kind jeans in this case”, Mr. Pey said. “I only use the traditional Japanese mending technique ‘sashiko’ to repair jeans, all by hand, one stitch at the time”, he added.
Support local brands and artists, consume less and create your future jeans: this was the mission they faced. The perfect example of how a new jean would look the moment they reach ‘fav status’ what they achieved.