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Guinness World Records official Stuart Claxton was on hand at Union
Station today to declare a new record to National Geographic Kids magazine
for the most clothing collected for recycling. Over 33,000 donated denim items
were unveiled in a display in the main hall at Union Station in
Washington, D.C. The house of denim will be on display through August 27.
Watch a time-lapse video of the display construction.
Kids donated 33,088 items which will be recycled by COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®, and made into home insulation for houses damaged in natural disasters. Kids from all over the country
participated, sending in one pair of jeans or truck loads of jeans
collected in community projects.
You know that NG Kids has collected a lot of denim over the last few months. But what’s the grand total for the Guinness World Record? Make your best guess and enter the Guess the Denim Count Contest at COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.® by August 10, 2009, for a chance to win an American Express gift card and a year’s subscription to NG Kids magazine!
Check out the Guess the Denim Count Contest on COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®
Read the contest rules at COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®
Photograph courtesy Jill Yaworski
See more pictures of these celebs donating their jeans at KOL.
While the contestants in the Great Turtle Race swim towards the Caribbean, we’re swimming in denim here at National Geographic Headquarters! Thanks to you, we have collected an incredible 6314 denim items. Keep them coming!
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Help us set a new Guinness World Record for the most clothing donated for recycling! Send us your old jeans or other denim clothing and come back here to find out if we’re getting close to a record.
So far, we have collected 104 pairs of jeans! Please keep them coming!
The best part about donating your too-small, paint-covered, ripped jeans is that ALL the denim will be recycled into insulation for homes that have been damaged in storms or major disasters.
So get your school, your church, your neighborhood, and your family involved!
Get all the details on mailing your hand-me-down denim to us and watch a video of the whole process to take COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®