Here are some best DIY recycled jeans !
Looking for an eco-friendly way to insulate your home? Then you may need to look no further than the pants you are currently wearing. With what is known as "cotton batting", recycled denim is converted into a very effective form of building insulation. That's correct; your favorite pair of blue jeans that you just outgrew may very well have a second life insulating your home from the outside elements.
There are many great advantages of cotton batting when compared with traditional fiberglass insulation. With fiberglass insulation, the materials needed must be mined, treated with chemicals, and processed before they are ready for home installation. With cotton batting, the fact that it is made from recycled materials allows it to be much friendlier to the environment. Far fewer chemicals are used to create the batting, and the overall amount of energy required to produce it is a fraction of the amount that goes into fiberglass insulation.
Another very big advantage of recycled batting is it has much lower levels of human toxicity when compared to fiberglass. It contains no carcinogenic chemicals, so it isn't even necessary to wear a mask during insulation.
When made correctly, this batting can actually insulate buildings more effectively than most fiberglass material. Most fiberglass batting has a lower insulation value per square inch than cotton, so denim based insulation can make your house's heating and air conditioning systems more efficient. It also offers a great way to sound proof your house as an added bonus.
Perhaps the only shortcomings of batting made from jeans are that it can be slightly more expensive to cut to fitted proportions for building cavities, and it also does not dry very easily. But as long as you ensure that your building has no leaks, this shouldn't present a problem.
We always knew jeans were a versatile product, but who would have thought this? A fashionable and eco-friendly fabric- what's not to like about that? Thanks to the thickness and durability of denim, houses across the world are now wearing jeans of their own. Make sure your get your home a pair or two!