WATER JEANS Edition 42
A new pair of jeans takes about 1,800 gallons of water to produce. That’s about the equivalent of a 12-hour shower or 600 toilet flushes. Our alternative is simple: save the resources used to make new garments, and instead grow the value of clothes that have already been produced, removing gender in the process.
In this series, we bring this statistic to life by painting representations of these numbers over reclaimed jeans. Each gallon and its corresponding number out of 1,800 is painted by MI Leggett on a renewed pair of jeans.
This one of a kind pair represents gallons 149 & 150 out of 1,800 necessary to make them. The original pair is 363 vintage straight cut from Lucky Brand. Made by workers in Haiti // rebranded 11221
Waist 37 in x Inseam 33 in
workers made in Bangladesh // rebranded in 11221