Denim artwork by Denimu

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Thursday 3 February 2011

Denimu uses the denim from old pairs of jeans to express his thoughts and create images of the world. Of his art, he says: ‘Denim is ubiquitous, transcending borders, race, age, social class and time. It’s my own fluent language’.

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Prison Blues denim

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Fashion on Wednesday 8 December 2010

If you think IKEA is the only company making its furniture in jail, then think again. Prison Blues clothing — ‘made on the inside to be worn on the outside’ — is manufactured right inside Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, Oregon, by volunteering inmates, who are paid industry wages.

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