Upbeat Jeans Bag

Trendy, useful, and quality bag made from upcycled jeans.

Contents: 1 Upbeat Jeans Bag (with zipper)

Dimensions: 49 x 41 x 10 cm

Handle length: 56 cm

Note: Each element has been carefully chosen to make your Bag really long lasting

Your bag is completely washable. Please use cold water and drip dry. A quick round of ironing can give it a brand new appearance.

As with all upcycled products, the colors are dependent on the available material. So your bag may differ slightly from what is shown here, but the design and overall colour will always be the same!

Upcycling discarded but usable materials has a huge impact on the environment!

The things we use on a daily basis require resources to make. But there are plenty of resources available, and plenty of skilled people to turn them into useful products. This amazing bag is made from upcycled denims. Giving new life to old fashion!

How does upcycling old fabrics save so many resources?

SAVE WATER

Hundreds of litres of water are required to grow new fabrics such as cotton. This can be avoided if we use what is available!

SAVE LAND

The same land which is used to grow fabric crops can be used to grow something else, or be allowed to take some time to recover. Agriculture is an intense operation for the Earth!

PREVENT POLLUTION

Prevent totally usable resources from rotting away in a landfill. That means more resources will be available for other things.

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Are you aware of the amount of resources and energy that goes into producing new resources for the things we need?

Let’s take a pair of jeans. Depending on the source you refer to, one pair of jeans takes anywhere from 5,000-10,000 litres of water to make… this includes the water it takes to grow the cotton, plus the water used in dyeing and fading, which also leads to a lot of runoff of chemicals. Let’s not forget the land and labour that went into growing the cotton!

And yet billions of these garments are simply thrown away each year because they are old, torn, or just “out of fashion.” That’s right, millions of kilos of perfectly usable material is sitting in landfills right now, rotting away.

But brands like Dwij recognize this and are doing their part to turn this situation around. They take discarded denims and turn them into beautiful, functional bags. They choose each element carefully, and maintain high hygiene standards to produce a fresh looking and long lasting bag. This process significantly reduces the need for fresh fabrics, and hence reduces the amount of resources used overall- land, water, transport, and so on. Think about it, if we are growing less cotton as a society, that means more land to grow food to feed more people. If we are using less energy to make the things we need, that means more energy to light villages. It’s all connected!

Want to donate your old jeans to give them a second life as new bags?

Send them to Dwij at

F-319, Dreams The Mall, Bhandup (W), Mumbai-400078

The money they save on your jeans is donated to NGOs which work with recycling community.

  • You will support the collective movement of upcycling by increasing demand and awareness of such products.
  • Reduce the amount of resources required to produce fresh fabrics. It adds up to thousands of liters of water, acres of land, and tonnes of fabric. Those resources can be used for other things!
  • You will prevent usable materials from being thrown away and polluting the environment.
  • Agriculture is an intensive process for the Earth. By not requiring new fabrics to be grown, the land has a chance to heal.