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Straight, flared or even as a rug, denim raises fashion to sustainable levels

Straight, flared or even as a rug, denim raises fashion to sustainable levels

Introduction:

When people talk about recycling, plastic bottles often come to mind — but what about that favourite old pair of jeans that have grown just a bit too tight?

According to Lori DiVito, recycling denim is a creative way to reach the Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs)– as she pointed out on the margins of the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) at UN Headquarters in New York this week.

Managing a side-exhibit booth for the Alliance for Responsible Denim, Ms. DiVito explained to Liz Scaffidi how recycled denim plays a role in sustainable development by helping to keep materials out of landfills, save water and put a few extra dollars in the pocket.

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When people talk about recycling, plastic bottles often come to mind — but what about that favourite old pair of jeans that have grown just a bit too tight? 

According to Lori DiVito, recycling denim is a creative way to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ms. DiVito was at UN Headquarters in New York this week managing a side exhibit booth for the Alliance for Responsible Denim,  on the margins of the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF).

She spoke with UN News’s Liz Scaffidi on how recycled denim plays a role in sustainable development.

Audio Credit
Liz Scaffidi, UN News
Audio Duration
5'47"
Photo Credit
UN News/Matt Wells