Old Jeans, New Dreams


All is not LOST on your old favourite if a new purpose can be FOUND! Upcycle your pre-loved denim jeans with The SMU Shop, and we will transform them into creative new merchandise such as bags and pouches!

In partnership with SMU Arts Festival 2022 LOST & FOUND, The SMU Shop is organising a collection drive of pre-loved denim jeans and a design competition! Make a difference and stand a chance to win amazing prizes.

The re-purposing effort is carried out together with Bizlink Centre Singapore Ltd, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the disadvantaged individuals, in particular persons with disabilities, through training and employment. In addition to this, part of the proceeds from the sale of the new upcycled merchandise will be donated to the SMU Bursary Fund*.

*SMU Bursary Fund is set up with the aim to ensure that no deserving students, with the right drive shall be deprived of our unique education experience because of financial constraints. https://giving.smu.edu.sg/giving-campaigns/smu-bursary-fund



Drop off your pre-loved denim jeans at The SMU Shop and be rewarded with a token of appreciation. Collection drive details:

  • Period: 2 September – 2 October 2022
  • Opening days: Monday – Friday
  • Opening hours: 0930 – 1830 hours [GMT +8]


The denim bags and pouches design competition and voting is now closed. You may click the button below to view the winning entries.

3 entries with the most number of votes will win the following prizes:

  • 1st prize: The SMU Shop $200 Voucher + Monopoly Set ($59)
  • 2nd prize: The SMU Shop $150 Voucher + Monopoly Set ($59)
  • 3rd prize: The SMU Shop $100 Voucher + Monopoly Set ($59)

*All prizes are accorded to participants residing in Singapore ONLY.

View the Winning EntrieS!


To see and get inspired by more creative artworks using recycled materials, visit re:collect at SMU de Suantio Gallery this SMU Arts Festival, from 2 September to 2 October 2022.

"re:collect” brings together elements of storytelling and visual art experimentation. See how students of SMU and Pathlight School embrace art making as ways to celebrate their collective and individual stories, connecting past to present, writing new chapters for tomorrow. Curated by Singapore’s visual artist, Cheong Kah Kit.