Why you should careBuying a sustainable pair of jeans can save 2500+ gallons of water…and basically, you’ll pollute less.
by Kate Houser
Denim is one of those things that most people can agree on, like summertime and cheap wine. Who doesn’t love a good pair of jeans?! Male or female, 5 or 50 years old, denim is a staple in most of our wardrobes which means it’s also one of the most produced garments in the world. It’s truly a timeless piece, but we are ironically running out of time to make sure we don’t destroy the resources it takes to produce it.
It’s true, the harmful impacts of manufacturing denim make us more distressed than our favorite pair of jeans. Fortunately, there’s many awesome ways you can be more conscious about your denim choices. We’ve highlighted our top four ways to choose impactful sustainable denim.
King of Indigo, Silver Social Good Medal
A comprehensive clothing brand who focuses on making jeans, and every garment, to last long, use sustainable production methods, source responsibly, and respectfully treat valued workers. They use a dry and raw denim method and saves 65% of water used because there’s zero washing when processing the denim. It just might be the most sustainable pair of jeans ever!
DL 1961 Premium Denim Jeans, Bronze Sustainability Medal
DL 1961 uses significantly less water during the jeans manufacturing than other conventional jean companies. They contributed nearly 370 pounds of excess fabric to FABSCRAP so the materials can be reused and upcycled for other purposes, like insulation!
M.I.H Jeans, Silver Sustainability Medal
This jeans brand is committed to reduce their environmental impacts across the supply chain, from raw materials to end of use. They donate the excess fabric to FABSCRAP so the materials can be reused and upcycled.
For even more tips, check out our Fashion This for That Guide!
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