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Recycled Workwear Denim Jacket Ernesto



Isacco is 190 cm high and wears an L

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The Ernesto is a workwear jeans jacket made with recycled denim fabric from old jeans. 

  • Recycled denim cotton fabric designed entirely by Rifò. Originally, we designed this model for men, but after it's big succes with women as well we extended the sizing in XS.
    • Recycled denim cotton fabric designed entirely by Rifò
    • Spacious internal and external pockets
    • Cartridge for objects
    • Bottom with two adjustments
    • Recycled jeans ribbon to give support to the fabric inside the wrist

    COMPOSITION: 80% recycled denim, 15% virgin cotton, 5% other fibers. What are other fibers? The yarns from hems and other trimmings in old recycled garments that cannot be traced.

    WASHING CARE: To take the utmost care of your recycled denim jacket, wash it at 30 degrees on a gentle cycle or alternatively wash it by hand. To restore its perfect shape you can iron it at a high temperature. 


The Avant-garde Jacket Ernesto was made in Prato in Veruska's laboratory, 100 meters from our showroom . The recycled fabric of the jacket was designed and studied entirely by Rifò and woven by Massimo's looms, as in the best tradition of Prato.

The recycled yarns we use are certified.


For every purchase on our online shop, we will donate 2€ to the social impact project Nei nostri panni, cenciaiolis to be, which aims to create a school for ragmen, the artisans of textile recycling. Every donation will support the training of young people coming from the local immigrant reception centres.


Free standard shipping in 3-5 business days for all orders over 150€ for EU countries. Returns within 30 days. For shipping times and costs see our table. You can choose Fluffypack, the reusable packaging.

LOVE LASTS WARRANTY: Thanks to local skilled artisans we can repair your garment for free within three years of purchase. This is the most revolutionary gesture we can make to oppose disposable fashion. For more information, visit this page.

The Avant-garde Jeans Jacket Ernesto


Ernesto is a light but sturdy jacket, with an urban style and details that tell a story. It is inspired by 1920s workwear clothing. What makes the Ernesto jacket unique are the many workwear details, from the cartridge belt to the reinforcement on the buttoning of the garment.

Environmental impact

To make each Rifò denim garment we estimate that they have been recycled from two to five pairs of old jeans consuming only 80 liters of water, against the 3000 required by an identical virgin cotton garment. The result is a reduction of roughly 87% water consumption, 77% energy and 93% CO2.

How it was made

Ernesto is avant-garde because he sees the future, in which recycling textile fibers will be normal.

The Ernesto recycled denim jacket is made of 80% recycled cotton from 5 old jeans, while the rest is 15% natural cotton, which gives it resistance, and 5% other fibers (yarn from the old stitching and more) .

To make this jacket Rifò designed a denim fabric, which reproduces the texture of the jeans from which the yarn has been recycled.

Who made it

What gives Ernesto jacket something more is the accurate and precise manufacturing for the smallest details.

The avant-garde jacket is made 100 meters from us (literally), in Veruska's workshop. Here the artisans cut and sew the pieces of Rifò's denim jacket together with their sewing machines.

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