These ethical denim brands are proactive in ensuring their entire supply chain is transparent and traced from cotton growth to garment finishing.
Australian brand Nobody Denim is at the forefront of producing ethically made jeans. The label has recently released the first Certified Carbon Positive Denim Collection in partnership with FibreTrace, a technology that traces Nobody Denim's jeans from raw fiber to finished product.
Viewing the map that plots the 12 steps of the ethical jeans journey is illuminating and one worth checking out by clicking on a pair of jeans from the collection.
It's worth noting that Reformation has partnered with FibreTrace to create the first collection of fully traceable ethical denim in the USA.
Edwin is another ethical jeans brand that thinks proactively and laterally about how to improve their carbon footprint.
The Japanese label plans to offer free repairs for life from 2022 and increase its certified organic cotton use from half to 100% by 2022. The brand will also send your old jeans to upcycle into furniture with a $20 sweetener off your next pair.
BOYISH is a line of sustainable women's denim featuring vintage finishes and modern cuts. Produced entirely of recycled eco-friendly fabrics.
CQY premium jeans are made in Los Angeles from the finest cotton textiles sourced sustainably in Japan and Italy. You'll find classically cut authentic jeans.
EDWIN is a pioneering Japanese jeans brand known for cutting-edge denim finishes. It chooses to work with the only B-Corp certified apparel manufacturer in Asia which balances purpose and profit.
ética is an LA-based sustainable label making denim pieces, often authentically destructed, made from organic cotton and recycled materials. The brand minimizes waste, water, and energy.