Collection II

Romper 1
Romper

Made from a lighter palette of 100% recycled vintage jeans. Reclaimed butt pockets, x-large/useful front pockets, and a hidden snap closure made from a recycled shirt (sometimes a dress). Loose fit with a tie waist made from reclaimed waistbands. This romper showcases our ability to creatively reuse fragments of jeans in new and cutting edge ways (pun intended). Like every SilkDenim item, each romper is individually designed and hand-crafted, yet consistently includes wabi sabi holes in just the right places. Contact us for personalized requests. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Romper: Transform your own jeans into this romper. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat): S/M: Bust 22″, Waist 21½″, Hips 23″, Back waist length 17″, Length: 33″; M/L: Bust 23″, Waist 22½″, Hips 24″, Back waist length 17½″, Length 34″; Sizing

Kente Dress 1
Kente Dress

Inspired by African Kente cloth. 100% recycled vintage denim is reconstructed into striped patterned patchwork. Sexy open back, apron-inspired neckline, casual and comfortable fit, and generous hidden pockets. Tested to hang securely around your shoulders and chest with fun long straps to tie. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Kente Dress: Transform your own jeans into this dress. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat): S/M: Bust: 16½″, Waist 18″, Hips 21″; Length from waist 28″; M/L: Bust: 18″, Waist 19½″, Hips 22″; Length from waist 29″; Sizing

Shirt Dress 1
Shirt Dress

Made from 100% recycled quality men’s dress shirts. Loose fit leaves room for movement and imagination. Bodice tapers from hips to hem to add shape. Generous front seam pockets make for cool and comfortable stances. Contact us for color requests or, as always, any personalized needs. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Shirt Dress: Transform your own men’s shirts into this dress. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat): S/M: Bust: 26″, Hips 21″, Length 36″; M/L: Bust: 28″, Hips 22″, Length 38″; Sizing

Liz's Pants 1
Liz’s Pants

A nod to traditional Asian work pants and handcrafted to showcase denim with personality and herstory, Liz’s pants function in work and play (not that those need be separate). Loose fit in hips, crotch, and waist. Tapered legs, recycled butt pockets, and a tie made from reclaimed waistbands. Wear high waisted or low slung. Made from 100% recycled vintage denim. Contact us for individualized requests, including inseam length. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Pants: Transform your own jeans into these pants. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat): S/M: Waist 18½″, Hips 20″, Length 38″; M/L: Waist 14½″; hips 22″; length 40″; Sizing

Kente Tank 1
Kente Tank

Racerback, v-neck, open, and air-y. African Kente cloth inspires the patchwork backside. Cool, loose, and easy to wear. Made from 100% recycled vintage denim. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Kente Tank: Transform your own jeans into this tank. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat): S/M: Bust: 18″, Length 22″; M/L: Bust: 20″, Length 24″; Sizing

Kente Vest 1
Kente Vest

Inspired by African Kente cloth. 100% recycled vintage denim is reconstructed into striped patterned patchwork. Sleek design and fit. Generous hidden pockets. One button closure. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Kente Vest: Transform your own jeans into this vest. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat): S/M: Bust: 19″, Waist 18″, Hips 19½″, Length; 36″ M/L: Bust: 20″, Waist 19″, Hips 21″; Length 38″; Sizing

His & Hers T-Shirt 1
His and Hers T-Shirts

A play on the T-shirt, ours is made from 100% recycled denim and inspired by a log cabin patchwork pattern. Available in ‘his’ and ‘hers’ proportions (not that gender need determine your garment choice). Her shirt is made from stretch denim. His from traditional vintage denim. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My T-shirt: Transform your own jeans into this T-shirt. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat): Hers S/M: Bust: 21″, Length 26″; M/L: Bust: 22″, Length 27″ His S/M: Chest: 24″, Length 30″; M/L: Chest: 26″, Length 32″; Sizing

Ada's Top 1
Ada’s Top

Deep V-neck made from reclaimed waistbands, boxy generous fit, raglan sleeve, and recycled butt pocket. Rugged construction that survives. Individually hand-crafted from 100% recycled vintage denim, showcasing denim with personality. Contact us for details and requests. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Top: Transform your own jeans into this Top. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat): S/M: Bust 25″; Length 27½″; M/L: Bust 27″; Length 29″; Sizing

Bubbe's Jacket 1
Bubbe’s Jacket

Bubbe's jackets is the same as Sarah's Jacket only hemmed shorter to mid hip for a lighter look and feel. Durable, flexible, boxy, and oversized. Includes generous front pockets. Like all SilkDenim products, each jacket is individually designed and hand-crafted from 100% recycled vintage denim. All jeans are handpicked and deconstructed to showcase the most seasoned pieces. Bubbe's jacket can be tailored to your specific needs and desires. Contact us for details and requests. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Jacket: Transform your own jeans into this jacket. See My SilkDenim for details.
Available in S/M or M/L or Made To Order

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat & closed): S/M: Bust 23″, Hips 23″, Length 24″, Sleeve to sleeve edge 58ish″; M/L: Bust 25″, Hips 25″, Length 26″, Sleeve to sleeve edge 62ish″; Sizing

Two Layer Envelope Purse 1
Two Layer Envelope Purse

100% recycled vintage denim is deconstructed and sewn into an original patchwork pattern. Refined into the classic envelope shape. Two envelopes and one small inside pocket create 3 separate sections that provide true utility. Light and dark contrasting color. Long, strong, and thin quadruple layer cross body strap. Hand sewn snap closure. Fashionable and practical. Perfect for high or low fashion. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Measurements: 7″H X 12″H X 2″W; 48″ strap

Nomad Bag 1
Nomad Bag

Inspired by our collaboration with the Flea Theater exploring Moroccan Nomads, the Nomad Bag celebrates an unrefined, unfinished, and naturally worn aesthetic. One pair of beautifully used jeans become the base for each bag, showcasing its most interesting Wabi Sabi parts. Available in small and large sizes. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Measurements: Small 14″H X 7″W, 28ish″ strap; Large 20″H X 18″W, 25ish″ strap

Lined Tote 1
Lined Tote

A practical tote for everyday/all day use. Made from 100% recycled vintage denim and enhanced by a 100% recycled men’s shirt lining. Two inside pockets. One outer denim recycled butt pocket. Two sets of handles, cross body & handheld. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

14″H X 11″W X 6″D; 1- 29″ strap; 2- 12″ straps

Silkea Bag 1
Silkea Bag

No universal directions needed to use this bag that only a Swedish furniture maker could envision, and that only we could improve by a conversion to denim. Our most resourceful use of our denim leftovers. Rough and wild. Perfect for any form of schlepping. Over the shoulder and hand straps. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

12″H X 22″W X 16″D; two 13″ handles and two 27″ handles

Pillow 1
Pillows

Individually hand-crafted from 100% recycled vintage denim. A variety of pillows for a variety of home styles. Take your pick. Mix and match. Buy in sets of 2 for a better price. Plain, corded, or flanged edge. Angled or strips patchwork. Recycled button backing for easy removal. Contact us for special requests. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

18″ Square

Cool Quilt 1
Cool Quilt

Light in weight. Double sided/reversible. Contrasting color sets made entirely from 100% recycled men’s dress shirts. All shirts are hand picked for quality pattern, color, and touch. Contact us for color set requests, otherwise it will be a surprise. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Available as a Throw 54″ Square, Twin 39″ x 76″, Queen 60″ x 80″

Work-Play Quilt 1
Work/Play Quilt

Reversible, utilitarian, durable, and stylish. One side is made from 100% recycled vintage denim. The other from 100% recycled men’s dress shirts. Cover furniture, hang on the wall, throw over the bed or sofa, take it to the park, or take it with you wherever you go. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

54″ Square

Boro Quilt 1
Boro Quilt

A true piece of art. Random patchwork of 100% recycled vintage denim and work pants. Hand-stitched boro-inspired quilting with hand stitched buttonhole edging. Black knit backing chosen to showcase the hand-quilting. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 4-6 weeks for shipping.

88″H X 85″W

Collection I

Sarah's Dress 1
Sarah’s Dress

A classic shift dress loosened up to an oversized fit. Big three-quarter length raw edge sleeves and generous side seam pockets. Each dress is individually designed and hand-crafted from 100% recycled denim. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Dress: Transform your own jeans into this dress. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat): S/M: Bust 22″, Hips 22″, Sleeve to sleeve edge 50ish″, Back waist length 35″; M/L: Bust 24″, Hips 24″, Sleeve to sleeve edge 55ish″, Back waist length 38″; Sizing

Oh Yoko Coat 1
Oh Yoko Coat

Inspired by a Turkish folkwear coat with an authentic shape. From a random pocket to a tough waistband, endless details & unpredictable seams transform those who wear it. Yet it's as comfortable as can be. Roomie with side-front pockets. Hangs closed without fastening. Shawl collar. Lined in recycled flannel. Each coat is individually designed and hand-crafted from 100% recycled denim and lined in 100% recycled flannel. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Coat: Transform your own jeans into this coat. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat & closed): S/M: Bust 23″, Hips 25″, Back waist length 36″, Sleeve to sleeve edge 56ish″; M/L: Bust 24″, Hips 26″, Back waist length 39″, Sleeve to sleeve edge 60ish″; Sizing

Sarah's Jacket 1
Sarah’s Jacket

Durable yet flexible. Made big & boxy for layering over cozy sweaters. Alternatively, cinch & belt for a high-fashion look. Generous front pockets. Each jacket is individually designed and hand-crafted from 100% recycled vintage denim. Available shorter as Bubbe's Jacket. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. 2-3 weeks for shipping.

My Jacket: Transform your own jeans into this jacket. See My SilkDenim for details.

Measurements (taken with garment lying flat & closed): S/M: Bust 23″, Hips 23″, Back waist length 28″, Sleeve to sleeve edge 56ish″; M/L: Bust 25″, Hips 25″, Back waist length 32″, Sleeve to sleeve edge 60ish″; Sizing

Thick T-Shrug 1
Thick T-Shrug

Fitted where you need it (wrists & torso) and unfitted where you don't (shoulders, arms, & back). Are you skeptical when you read one size fits all? This shrug is truly the exception. Made from two layers of recycled 100% cotton tee-shirts. Heavy duty yet soft in texture. Unusually large draping makes for a cool fashion statement. Colors: White, Black, Navy, or Grey. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Measurements: Sleeve to sleeve edge 54ish″, Back waist length 29ish″; Sizing

Big Bag 1
Big Bag

Originally inspired by the idea of making the reusable grocery bag cool, the Big Bag is more enduring and has endless uses. It can function as a grocery bag, an overnight bag, an athletic bag, an audition bag, a carry-all-day bag … and it really is big. Made from 100% recycled denim in Pittsburgh upon order. Each bag includes a pocket, and it might even include two.

17″H X 14″W X 7″D; 13″ hang from shoulder

Bottle Bag 1
Bottle Bag

Minimalistic in essence, multifold in purpose. Intended to give a hands-free & simple way of carrying necessities with easy access. A perfect fit for a water bottle, but also holds many small objects altogether including a wallet, keys, phone, & other basics. Try it as a mini-bag within The Big Bag, suitcase or large purse, to hold together or cover objects. Sarah always carries two: one for her coffee mug & the other for her purse. Made from 100% recycled denim in Pittsburgh upon order.

9″H X 4″W X 3″D hanging 24″ across chest

To Go Bag 1
To Go Bag

Imagine a world with fewer plastic bags and take-out cartons. Like all our bags, the To-Go Bag has endless uses, but it was inspired by our love of eating out mixed with our desire to create less waste. When dining out, bring your own food storage containers in your To-Go Bag and wow your servers like we do by packing your own leftovers. Or use it as a lunch-bag and throw in a Schmatta for a napkin. Made from 100% recycled denim in Pittsburgh upon order. Each bag includes a pocket, and it might even include two.

10″H X 12″W X 5″D; 14″ hang from shoulder; assorted pockets, top edging, and denim colors

Quiver Bag 1
Quiver Bag

The alternative yoga bag, but feel free to use it for a tripod, your bow & arrows, rolled up drawings & plans, umbrellas, a foam roller or … Roomy enough to include two yoga mats & accessories. Sarah always leaves an extra set of workout clothes in hers, because there's room. Made from 100% recycled denim in Pittsburgh upon order. Each bag includes a pocket, and it might even include two.

28″H X 9″W X 6″D; 1½″ wide 29″ double layer strap

Glass Bottle Bag 1
Glass Bottle Bag

A gift bag with real reuse potential or keep it as the green alternative to the wasteful paper bag when buying or transporting glass bottles (such as olive oil or tequila). Made from 100% recycled denim in Pittsburgh upon order.

13″H X 3½″W X 3½″D; two 4″ handles

Schmatta 1
Schmatta

Handkerchief, napkin, burp cloth … schmatta is the Yiddish word for rag. Made from 100% recycled tee-shirts. In the Silk household, you won't find a box of tissues; you'll find a basket of Schmattas. Sold in multicolor bundles of 3

Approx. 11″ square

Original Quilt 1
Original Quilt

A utilitarian quilt, the SilkDenim quilt is durable for outdoors or to keep in the back of your car. Cover furniture, hang on the wall, throw over the bed or sofa, take it to the park, use as a tablecloth or for a picnic. Keeping with our goals of creating less waste, the quilt is made from the remnants of all of our other items, hence 100% recycled denim. Made in Pittsburgh upon order. Allow 3 weeks for shipping.

Available as a Throw 54″ Square, Twin 39″ x 76″, Queen 60″ x 80″