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Photograph courtesy Anne McCormack
National Geographic Kids set the world record today for the largest collection of denim clothing to recycle. The final count, verified by Stuart Claxton for Guinness World Records, is an astounding 33,088 pieces of denim clothing! Erek H., a NG Kids reader from Ohio, collected 1,684 pairs of jeans for the project. He had the honor of putting the final pair of jeans into the display…jeans that once belonged to Ben Stiller! The actor donated one of his pairs of jeans at the beginning of the jeans drive.
Visit the Green Scene blog to find out more about the record attempt.
Check out videos of other Guinness World Records.
Read about the record NG Kids set for the longest chain of shoes.
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.®