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To communicate their “farm fresh” approach Sony recently recycled cast-off advertising banners into a collection of jeans. Called the “Recycle Project Jeans,” the concept used ads which were displayed on the side of their building, in turn hanging and selling the upcycled product on that same wall.
Sony, recognizing that (much like wine or sushi) some things are just better at their point of origin, makes a point about locale with the project. Hanging the jeans on the building where the fabric originates emphasizes the repurposing concept, reinforcing the roots of the brand’s idea.
Each of the 120 handmade completely unique pairs sells directly from the wall. Passersby and potential customers peer at the jeans through supplied binoculars and once selected, someone rappels down the side of the building to remove the pair of colorful pants.
The project not only cleverly experiments with recycling, but all of the money from the sales supports World Heritage sites.
To see the spectacle in effect, check out their video .
Personally, I prefer my pants on the ground rather than hanging from a building.
Next time give bluemedia a call… we have some scrap banner material for use