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"364 Pairs of Waders Recycled"

June 6, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Cameron Mortenson’s Fiberglass Manifesto covers the story of Recycled Waders, a company that turns breathable fabric from well-used waders into wallets, bags and hip packs. As Recycled Waders founder Patrick Jenkins tells the story: “I couldn’t bear the thought of throwing away my very first pair of breathable waders – especially since they were pretty pricey to begin with! After a long drive back to Fairbanks, I sat down and sketched out a pack I could wear that would simplify my king salmon fishing. Then I enlisted my mom’s sewing skills.”