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The Jeansmuseum - (Looking for your heavy/ used raw denim)
« on: August 20, 2011, 11:24:49 am »
Hi guys

I have started to collect raw denim rag stuff in the Swiss mountains in 1973 and the Jeansmuseum is open to the public on request since 2001 in Zuerich (only 20 min, away from the VMC store). Till now everything on this non commercial project is paid from my own pocket as a geographer. Perhaps the Jeansmuseum can go one step further next year, if there will be successful fundraising over the next month.

Over 12000 items have been rescued from the garbage bin since 1973. Most items are from 1960 up to 2000. But the Jeansmuseum is always about 5-10 years behind. Well I myself try to wear my raw denim stuff over many years too.

Till now almost no items from APC, Atelier La Durance, Edwin,Evisu, Flathead, Imperial,  Ironheart, Nudie, Samurai, Studio d'Artisan had reached the Jeansmsueum. Not only the vintage stuff should be preserved but the newer japan denim brands and so on too!

The Jeansmuseum encourages people to use their raw denim stuff as long as possible but never throwing them away.
Many beautiful aged raw denim rag items are displayed on the virtual net, but the Jeansmusuem offers those beloved items a safe place to survive for ever in the real world too, what they really deserve after a long and hard life.

So if anybody of you have a raw denim rag item you really can't use anymore: Be aware to keep them alive for ever. Use them as long as possible, keep them in your personal collection or nail them on a wall at home, or whatever. And when there comes the time you wanna get rid of them, just don't trash them. Give them a chance for an eternal life.

There are 4 main raw denim rag killers:

- Moving day
- Moving together with an other person
- Start having a family
- Getting older and changes in lifestyle

So keep this in mind, since I have heard many many sad stories about beautiful faded raw denim rags, where people even knew about this Jeansmsueum, but when I met them later, they are always telling the same story: Too lazy, too much work, forgot the address of the Jeansmuseum and so on.

To be serious: What are you doing with your beloved favorite items when time has come, where you really can't wear them anymore?

Some people will use them as spare parts, some people just keep them in the closet but many items will end up in the trash some days.

And exactly those heavy used items would fit perfectly in the Jeansmuseum, showing many personal signs of a long life

So once again: Use your stuff as long as possible, but when it comes to say good bye to them just remember the Jeansmuseum. And really no matter how ugly or poor condition, even if never washed, filthy just reflecting a part of the real life
« Last Edit: December 05, 2011, 12:42:12 pm by LandoCal126 »
Really roughest vintage or raw denim rags deserves to survive for ever! So never throw away any raw denim rags - Use them as long as possible and when it comes to their end - there is a safe place where your favorite items can rest in peace for ever in the Jeansmseum ruedi.karrer@jeansmuseum.org

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Re: The Jeansmuseum - (Looking for your heavy/ used raw denim)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 11:28:12 am »
Calling Beatle...
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Re: The Jeansmuseum - (Looking for your heavy/ used raw denim)
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 11:39:50 am »
Thanks, will do
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Really roughest vintage or raw denim rags deserves to survive for ever! So never throw away any raw denim rags - Use them as long as possible and when it comes to their end - there is a safe place where your favorite items can rest in peace for ever in the Jeansmseum ruedi.karrer@jeansmuseum.org

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Re: The Jeansmuseum - (Looking for your heavy/ used raw denim)
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 12:33:57 pm »
what for ? I wear all my old jawns ..hehe
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Re: The Jeansmuseum - (Looking for your heavy/ used raw denim)
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 10:03:43 pm »
It's not about somebody specific. It's a general call to all denim heads to keep their heavy used raw denim stuff alive for ever not on the virtual net only but also in the real world. That's the main goal of the Jeansmuseum.

Use your stuff as long as possible, keep them in your personal collection or just hang them on your wall, but if there are any changes in your life circumstances and you wanna get rid of them at any time, then the Jeansmusuem is the place to preserve your beloved favorite items in a safe place for ever.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2011, 12:42:50 pm by LandoCal126 »
Really roughest vintage or raw denim rags deserves to survive for ever! So never throw away any raw denim rags - Use them as long as possible and when it comes to their end - there is a safe place where your favorite items can rest in peace for ever in the Jeansmseum ruedi.karrer@jeansmuseum.org

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Re: The Jeansmuseum - (Looking for your heavy/ used raw denim)
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 10:06:20 pm »
I am going to move this to General Chat as it is more of a discussion than a B&S thing...

EDIT: Moved
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011, 06:24:52 pm »
we had the pleasure to check out the jeans museum on sunday...thanks again Ruedi!

Enjoy the pics everyone...













































25oz - 666









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Re: The Jeansmuseum - (Looking for your heavy/ used raw denim)
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2011, 06:29:50 pm »
GREAT post Rafa, Ruedi is a really nice guy and he is so passionate about denim.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2011, 07:00:49 pm »
big +1, brilliant!
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 07:06:49 pm »
u can only believe it when u´ve seen it...
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2011, 09:59:04 pm »
denimsucker!
rafa this is great!
what a freak! :-*
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 10:01:11 pm »




25oz - 666



WOWOWOWOWOWOW! :-*
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2011, 12:48:19 am »
Sweet pic! Thanks for shearing!!
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Re: The Jeansmuseum - (Looking for your heavy/ used raw denim)
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2011, 06:17:08 am »
wonderful pictures. I really want to go there some day, too. If it wasn't only that far away.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2011, 06:25:42 am »
def leopard eat your heart out!




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