Out of all the upcycling features on Gigot, this has got to be one of my favourites. Got an old shirt lying around which you don’t use anymore? Send it off to the good people at vanHulley and they’ll turn it into a pair of boxershorts!
Don’t these look incredibly comfortabel? They are for both males and females and are sewn in a workplace by women disadvantaged from the labour market.
Jolijn Creutzberg noticed years ago that even though her husband’s shirts for the most part we’re still perfectly fine, they couldn’t be worn anymore due to wear and tear around the collar. Using the fabric to sew underwear proofed to be a perfect solution to reduce this waste. In 2012 the time was ripe to turn this brilliant upcycling idea into a social enterprise.
Van Hulley now makes many people happy with a pair of boxershorts made from their once favourite shirt. And more importantly, helped a large group of women gaining the skills to enter the workforce. To get your own pair, simply find an old shirt, send it to Van Hulley and you will get the shorts shipped back just in time to surprise your love with some very special underwear this Christmas.