The jeans sweater

Where do old jeans we don’t use anymore end?
After months of studies and researches we have managed to transform them in a fresh and sustainable sweater.
Completely produced in Italy with a sustainable process.

How do we make it?

A process that makes a resistant yarn composed by cotton (95%) and other fibers (5%)*.
What is its peculiarity?
Its color comes directly from old jeans, we do not re-dye.
In this way we are able to produce unique pieces saving
water and avoiding dyers and chemicals
during the
production!

*OTHER FIBERS: we can find in old jeans’ sewing threads different type of yarns that cannot be detected.

Maglioncino Jeans - Processo Produttivo

Maglioncino Jeans - Come lo facciamo? - jeans usato

Maglioncino Jeans - Come lo facciamo? - molti jeans usati

Maglioncino Jeans - Come lo facciamo? - stracci di jeans

Made at KM 0

Another feature that makes our sweater upcycled from jeans unique is his production.
It is, in fact, crafted at KM 0 in Prato’s territory, our city, which is also one of the most important textile clusters in the world! In this way we are able to save fuel impacts and creating job opportunities locally.

Maglioncino Jeans - Prodotto a KM 0

Our research efforts

Behind each of our garments or accessories there is a long and in-depth research work regarding their styles.
In fact, producing sustainable clothing does not mean having to give up fashion styles.
Every day we test different samples of yarn, in order to guarantee the right weight of the garment and its own quality.
We also try to design a garment that can be worn every day and lasts forever.

Maglioncino Jeans - Il Percorso di ricerca

Avaiable colors

The yarns we get from old jeans are not re-dyed:each piece is unique and inimitable.
In this way we can also avoid wasting energy, chemicals and water and pollute less, safeguarding our planet.
To do this we sort old jeans according to their color, managing to get three different colors at the moments:
Light jeans; blue jeans; dark jeans

Maglioncino Jeans - Jeans Chiaro

Light blue jeans

Maglioncino Jeans - Jeans Scuro

Blue jeans

Maglioncino Jeans - Jeans Scuro Scuro

Dark jeans

Different weights for different seasons

By using the same upcycled denim yarn, we can make fabrics of different weights that can be used in different seasons.
The first sweater we launched was the spring / summer one which weighs about 290 gr.
Given its great success, we decided to make a heavier version that reaches almost 400 grams, ideal for autumn / winter.
In this way it is possible to wear sustainability all year round with our upcycled jeans sweaters: a fresher alternative to those in cashmere.

Maglioncino Jeans - Pesi diversi per stagioni differenti

Spring / Summer

Classic denim sweater

Our first model of upcycled denim sweater weighs about 290 grams and is therefore perfect for the warmer half seasons (Spring/Summer).
For women two colors are available: light jeans and dark jeans, while for men is also available in the new dark dark jeans coloring.

Fit

The fit is standard and it is the same as the winter sweater, comfortable for every day.
For instance: if you usually wear an S you can order the S for our sweater.
The male model is 1.89 cm tall and weighs 82 kg and wears a Large.
The female model is 1.75 cm tall and weighs 56 kg and wears a Small.

For more information on sizes, contact ciao@rifo-lab.com

Fall / Winter

V-neck upcycled jeans sweater

Our new model of upcycled denim sweater with V-neck in Jacquard fabric with a weight of almost 400 gr is perfect for the colder seasons.
For men, it is available in dark jeans, while for women in light jeans.
The new design we propose takes its origin from the Renaissance architecture of the city of Siena, to remind us always our roots.

Fit

The fit is standard and it is the same as the winter sweater, comfortable for every day.
For instance: if you usually wear an S you can order the S for our sweater.
The male model is 1.89 cm tall and weighs 82 kg and wears a Large.
The female model is 1.75 cm tall and weighs 56 kg and wears a Small.

For more information on sizes, contact ciao@rifo-lab.com

Rifo - Fashion Design

Rifo - Fashion Design

Rifo - Fashion Design