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We’ve already provided you with a list of great sustainable denim brands however, it’s time to introduce you to those that offer made-to-order jeans.
One of the best ways to be a more conscious consumer is to purchase less, and choosing a garment that is made-to-order is a huge step toward tackling our habit of over-consumption. If a garment is made-to-order it requires the customer to purchase it before any production has begun and often takes up to 3-4 weeks to receive it which forces us to slow down.
Made-to-order pieces can allow complete customization of size, color, and silhouette and therefore are extremely inclusive to all body shapes and sizes. It is also an incredible tool for sustainability, as the delay in production means brands are producing only what is needed, eliminating waste and lowering their overall carbon footprint. PLUS many made-to-order brands opt into using deadstock fabric which is leftover fabric left over from previous collections, or other companies. Now, keep scrolling to discover the 5 brands that offer made-to-order jeans.
Neems is a denim company based out in Los Angeles, founded by Danielle Rodriguez and her partner. The brand offers fully customizable jeans, asking customers to measure their waist, hips, thighs, calves, and inseam (don’t worry they can send you a free measuring tape) plus the style, rise, wash, stretch, and desired length. Neems exclusively sources deadstock denim from mills that offer third-party certified cotton, including OEKO-TEX 100 and GOTS.
Price: Starting at $199
Hargan Denim repurposes old jeans that were bound for landfill into new, one-of-a-kind pieces. Their staple, patchwork designs are made by hand and take 14-16 days to produce. Although Hargan Denim uses a standard sizing chart, customers can customize the inseam to ensure the perfect fit.
Price: Starting at $268
Inventory is a foreign concept to UnSpun, which offers fully customizable styles that are made using the customer’s 3D body scans taken straight from one’s iPhone.The brand prioritizes using organic cotton and post-consumer recycled cotton and can proudly claim that 89% of its entire range’s fiber composition is plastic-free whilst still working towards having 98% of each garment’s components made from cellulose-based materials.
Price: Starting at $200
E.L.V. Denim takes unwanted, landfill-bound jeans and reinvents them to create unique, modern designs. The brand offers 3 customization services; made-to-order, made-to-measure, and bespoke. The made-to-order process simply asks you to send them your waist measurements along with your style and color choice whilst the made-to-measure process includes a personal appointment with the design team. Both these services are limited to the brand’s core collection. E.L.V’s bespoke process allows you to design your own unique pair of jeans. You can bring an old pair of jeans to transform into a new design or choose from the brand’s rare colorways and create a jean from scratch. In 4 weeks, you’ll have a custom E.L.V. piece that is one-of-a-kind.
Price: Starting at $370
Heijne doesn’t believe in standardized sizings and therefore offers only custom-made garments across all categories. Currently, the brand has 6 styles of jeans made from organic cotton or a cotton/linen/lyocell blend which are constructed in Klaipeda, Lithuania by Loreta and their team.
Price: Starting at £239