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Waste not, Want Not - Tickover x Monkee Genes

Waste not, Want Not - Tickover x Monkee Genes

We’ve enlisted the help of one of our favourite conscious creator, lovely Bryony from @tickover (https://www.instagram.com/tickover_/) to bring you the perfect guide to repairing or upcycling your denim. For this tutorial Bryony has gone with Sashiko technique. It’s an old and decorative Japanese reinforcement technique which translates to “little stabs” or “little pierce”, and a great way to repair your ripped or worn out jeans. Before you get started make sure you have gathered everything you need. If you don’t have a pair of jeans in need of mending, why not have a dig through your wardrobe and start your...

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Recycling Rewarded, Partnering with ReGAIN

Recycling Rewarded, Partnering with ReGAIN

Recycling has become commonplace in homes across the country. Armed with our colour-coordinated bins we are well-practised in the art of foods and packing waste – so why hasn’t our wardrobe caught on? WRAP UK estimates that an incredible £140 million worth of clothing goes to landfill each year (CREDIT: http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/clothing-waste-prevention). You might be one of the many that pack up their unloved clothes and take them to a local charity, but what about the stained and shabby stuff? Your charity shop might not want your damaged goods, but that shouldn’t mean they’re destined for landfill. This month we have...

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You Asked, We Listened - Plastic Free Mailing Bags!

You Asked, We Listened - Plastic Free Mailing Bags!

Sustainability is trending... Monkee Genes has always been passionate about people and the planet when it comes to our product, raising awareness for ethical production and a more sustainable way of working in the fashion industry. We are committed to being a relevant and sustainable denim brand and this extends much further than the physical product, so we asked the question.. Is there more we could – and should – be doing when it comes to reducing our environmental impact? In October 2015, retailers in England were required (by law!) to introduce a charge for all single use plastic bags,...

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Waste Not, Want Not – TRAID and Tackling Disposable Fashion

Waste Not, Want Not – TRAID and Tackling Disposable Fashion

At Monkee Genes, we are committed to making quality denim and apparel collections, carefully sourced and consciously made. Finding the perfect pair of jeans is important; they are a staple piece of your wardrobe that most of us will wear on repeat. But what happens when your perfect pair gets replaced, and your daily denim pick becomes a forgotten favourite in the pits of your wardrobe? We have partnered with the charity TRAID to bring new life to these forgotten favourites, supporting their work to reuse clothes and keep them in use for longer. Research by TRAID has revealed that...

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