Turns out Denim for a Difference is a denim recycling program that the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture has created with Cotton, Incorporated, the Cary, N.C.-based cotton industry promotion organization.
The program takes the used jeans and recycles them into natural, cotton fiber insulation that is used when building homes for Habitat for Humanity in areas hit hard by natural disasters, such as New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina, according to a news release.
Jeans with or without embellishments and of any color and condition will be accepted, including scrap material, through the end of October, according to the release.
Margaret Browning, for those spendthrifts who aren’t compulsive bargain hunters, pioneered upscale consignment in Louisville, as well as the renaissance of the Frankfort Avenue/Crescent Hill retail corridor. And she’s still in her 30s!
(Okay, she looks like she’s still in her 30s.)
Her shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.nd Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
For more information call 502-896-4706 or visit www.margaretsconsignment.com.
About Margaret’s Consignment & Collectibles: Margaret’s Consignment & Collectibles is an upscale consignment store with more than 5,000 square feet of sales floor. Margaret’s is at 2700 Frankfort Avenue in the historic Crescent Hill neighborhood. The store carries men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, as well as jewelry, accessories, and household collectibles. Margaret Browning opened her store in 1991 and expanded to include a home store in 1999.