A student in the Borders has created a pair of jeans, made from wood.
They are an eco-friendly version of the cotton denim jeans most of us wear.
Jenny Longden reports:
The pair of 'wooden' jeans look and feel like conventional jeans, due to the soft wooden pulp they are made from.
A digital denim affect was also applied to the textile, to give them an original look.
Dawn Ellams, who has invented a pair of 'wooden' jeans, hopes that the eco-jean could eventually hit the High Street.
A student has created a pair of eco-jeans that are made from wood.
Dawn Ellams has created the denims as part of a PHD project at the School of Textiles and Design in Galashiels.
They have been made from a sustainable material that is created by pulping wood, which does not use pesticides like cotton production.
The denim effect has been printed on digitally, a process that uses a fifth less water, energy and chemicals than it takes to dye a conventional pair of jeans.
A student from Galashiels has invented a special pair of jeans- made from wood.
Dawn Ellams, a PHD researcher at Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles and Design, made the jeans from sustainable wood fibres instead of cotton.
The jeans feel like ordinary cotton, but require much less water, energy and chemicals than standard jeans.
They also look like the real thing, as Dawn also deisgned a stone-washed digital effect to visually create a denim look on the textile.
Her research and development of the jeans has highlighted key areas where manufacturers can save on water and carbon emissions.