Discarded 2 Delightful
It's a well known fact that producing denim products from virgin material is a massive strain on the environment, especially in terms of water wastage and carbon footprint.
Our U4B Upcycled Denim Tote bags fuses environmentalism and practicality together to create a high quality product, created by the community.
All of our U4B products are entirely unique, so adopt a pair of jeans today. So that the future generations, have a tomorrow.
HOW ITS MADE
Lifeline Clothing Malaysia Sdn Bhd (LLCM) collect unwanted textiles in Malaysia. They do that through the many collection bins dotted around Malaysia but also by working closely with communities and holding events.
The Baju kurung used for this upcycling initiative, collected by LLCM, are mostly made from polyester, therefore making it difficult to recycle, hence the birth of U4B upcycled baju bags.
Australia Textiles Manufacturing Malaysia Sdn Bhd (ATMM) sorts the used textiles into over 500 different categories in Port Klang, Malaysia.
Every week they receive tonnes of denim jeans and baju kurung. Due to the size of the denim used in jeans, it makes it easier for our cutters and sewers to work with and helps us offer consistency. The baju kurung is used for lining and the accessories are pulled from other bags.
Australian Textiles Manufacturing Malaysia is the only ISO-certified textile processing company in Malaysia that has a manufacturing license.
They work with numerous talented designers in Malaysia who create the patterns and designs so that they can cut the denim in house, which not only helps in keeping the price competitive but also makes the end product more environmentally friendly.
We have agreements in place with academies, home sewers, sewing schools and members of the B40 class in Malaysia for them to stitch and make our denim tote bags.
This means that with your purchase, you are supporting an everyday person who can then in turn, support their family.
Our bags are by the people, for the people.