Recycling a pair of old jeans

We’ve had a lot of fun recently exploring different ways to make a Mawu Aquasac! The cool thing about the aquasac is that there is as much potential for carrying your water as there is for carrying, well, anything else. Because we’re not limited by the confinements of plastic, aluminium or glass, we can be as creative as our imagination allows us.

We’ve always love the concept of upcycling. Upcycling increases the lifespan of a product, reduces the use of material, and saves on the cost of recycling. And nothing beats the effects of converting an old pair of jeans into something else, and that can’t be achieved if you cut from fabric by the yard. Recycling jeans into new looks creates a fab statement about personal style and freedom. Presidents and prime ministers wear it, yet it’s still a rebel fabric, a badge of workers. A totem of anti-establishment cool, denim is the most democratic of fabrics.

And denim can hold its own against the usual suspects in terms of meeting the basic functional requirements of insulation.

With many people becoming more apprised of what they consume and how they dispose of it, why not convert your old pair of favourites into the walking, talking, hiking, styling, surfing, sailing, beaching, birding, golfing, gaming, exploring accessory for the conscious generation.

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Collaborating for a brighter future

It’s always been a dream to collaborate with artists and designers to create the most beautiful way to carry our most precious resource. Think about it, we spend squillions on phone holsters, tablet sleeves and laptop cases. Yes, there is certainly value in our technology crutches. But can we ever really compare the value of a piece of computer equipment that is becoming increasingly transient, to the value of the very giver of life? What’s the price tag you would attach to the source of all things living – past, present and, increasingly importantly, future?

We believe the value is priceless!

And we want to create a way to carry and consume water that is becoming to something that is so precious and important.

Our latest find are the beautiful designs of Leila Fanner. Check out her website and blog on http://www.issimyafrika.com/.

We can particularly see designs like these ones glamourising our Mawu Aquasacs.

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