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They Repair Jeans By Mail
If you have a favorite pair of jeans that are damaged, you can send them off to Denim Therapy, a New York City repair service. You sign up on their website and then ship your washed jeans to them. They’ll email a free estimate for your approval and then repair and return the jeans to your door.
  Reconstruction is done by hand, with a typical repair turnaround of 2 to 3 weeks. They also offer an option to expedite your jeans in 3 to 5 business days for an additional $25 per pair.
  The company does all sorts of denim repair including holes and tears, new and adjusted hems, pocket repair, and belt loop stitching. They replace zippers and buttons and offer a variety of hemming techniques. They say they can repair all sorts of colors and styles.
  According to the website, “No matter how extreme we can fix any holes and torn denim. It’s not a patch - it’s better than a patch. Our repair is a genuine reconstruction of the original denim material.  We use a ‘match perfect’ cotton thread selection process to produce the thread closest to your jean’s unique identity.”
  Some pricing information: Holes and tears cost $4.50 per 1/2 in. Hem reconstruction $4 per 1/2 in. Zipper repair $30. Button replacement $18. Elastic waist expansion $35.
  Shipping prices vary depending on your area. Domestic U.S. one pair $12 S&H; 2 pairs $18 S&H.
  The company offers a 3-month warranty on repairs and $100 insurance per package.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Denim Therapy, 555 8th Ave., Suite 910, New York, N.Y. 10018 (ph 347 935-0089; info@denimtherapy.com; www.denimtherapy.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #5