Welcome to Blue Jane's

Blue Jane's is a collection of denim bags made by Jane Ahrens. There are several designs in the Blue Jane's Collection, including a variety of purses, tote bags, pocket purses and mini bags. More designs are continually added to the collection. Each item is individually made with quality used denim jeans.

What is uniquely Blue Jane's is that 100% of every purchase will be donated to charitable organizations. Not only are you helping the environment by purchasing something that has been recycled, you are giving to organizations that offer people hope.

Jane is a team captain for Relay for Life sponsored by the American Cancer Society and in 2006, she decided to start Blue Jane's as a way to use her passion and talent to raise money to support Relay for Life. Since 2006, Jane has used 2247 pairs of jeans, has made 1444 bags and given over $13,436 to Relay for Life, Bright Hope International, and other ministries such as Phil's Friends and F.O.C.U.S. ministries to name a few. Blue Jane's bags were also donated to Etc..., a resale marketplace, in Schererville, IN, to raise funds to benefit Highland Christian School in Highland, Indiana. In addition, 82 bags were donated to an orphanage in Haiti through Impact for Jesus and 147 precut and ready to sew bags were donated to Joy in the Harvest in Tanzania.

Her bags have gained much popularity in the Chicago Suburbs and her story has been in the local newspapers. Jane focuses on donating bags to ministries or organizations for them to sell to raise funds or particpates in charity and mission fundraisers by sellng her bags there. Her bags are also for sale at Mindy's Classic Finds in Elmhurst, Illinois. Your support of her work is much appreciated!

For more information on the organizations, visit

Relay for Life (Elmhurst)

Phil's Friends

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