This is a neat project and business model discovered by JJ Walsh. The Akaito Cafe where denim is repurposed and used to create new household items. And its a cafe too!
You can find them on Naoshima here: http://www.naoshima.net/foods/detail/?lang=en&foods_id=107
Also on Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/v/akaito-coffee/590a9a0d6fd62668f9693fb7
Some of the best experiences we have when we travel are the new things we can try and the people we meet along the way.