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Eight Responsibly Made Pairs of Jeans We Love

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A good pair of denim can empower anybody, whether you’re going on a date or just going to the grocery store. While the price of these sustainable jeans usually costs more than the traditional fast fashion brand jeans, what you get in return by purchasing these are far greater than the traditional brands could ever give you. Think of how long a good pair of sustainable denim will last you AND how the people making your jeans are being paid fairly. Here are 8 pairs of jeans we love from responsible brands to make you feel ready to go about your day!


TRIARCHY: Sparrow Mid-Rise Baggy Jean – Striped Medium Indigo

Model wearing Triarchy responsible denim

The Triarchy brand is one of our favorites; they use ethically sourced, industry-first fabrics and provide cutting-edge, environmentally friendly laundering techniques. By ensuring transparency of their wash processes, certifications, and impact, they make it clear that they manufacture clothing without the use of any plastic!

Featuring a fun vertical stripe print, the Sparrow Mid-Rise Baggy Jean can seamlessly transition from day to night! The classic baggy fit compliments any look, and these jeans are guaranteed to last! Stay tuned for more on them for Plastic Free July!

Sizes: 24-32


Re/Done: Mid Rise Palazzo Jean

RE/DONE’s mission is to restore individuality to the denim space, to reimagine iconic American heritage, and to cultivate responsible innovation. Launched in Downtown Los Angeles in 2014 by Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur, RE/DONE started with a simple idea of taking the old and making it new again, bringing the revolutionary concept of up-cycling to the forefront of the industry. They’ve recently collab’ed with LA’s finest, the iconic Pamela Anderson on a collection but we love these old ’90s raver style jeans.


FRANK AND OAK: The Linda Balloon Fit High Rise Jean

model wearing frank and oak linda high rise jeans and breton striped tee

Frank And Oak is determined to be sustainable in their practices, all around. From the packaging, to the receipts, to the fabrics themselves, Frank And Oak is doing it the ethical way.

Circular denim™ designed to be easily recycled. The Linda features a roomy and flattering balloon-fit that hugs the hips and leaves room for the thighs, high waist, and ankle-length hem. Tapered leg opening. Side seam forward at the hem. Crafted with conscious materials, salvaged fibres, and mindful production methods without compromising comfort and durability. Manufactured using an innovative Hydro-less process that saves up to 95% more water than traditional methods. Rivetless to facilitate recycling. Nickel shanks. NATULON® recycled polyester zipper tape. Recycled paper patch at the back


ANOTHER TOMORROW: CARPENTER DENIM PANT

Model wearing Another Tomorrow carpenter jeans

Another Tomorrow started from scratch to build out with the best practices possible. That includes their denim. It’s crafted from premium organic cotton processed in a GOTS-Certified Italian mill that utilizes innovative technologies to reduce their energy and water consumption, adheres to best-in-class chemical standards, and innovates to push the broader industry forward. This denim, for example, was created using the cutting-edge Sound Dye technique, which uses ultrasound to rinse the yarn during dyeing. This method saves about 28.5% more water during dyeing when compared to traditional methods.


CITIZENS OF HUMANITY:Paloma Baggy Siesta Jean

Referencing baggy legged silhouettes from the early 2000’s, the Paloma sits at the waist with vintage detailing and an easy flowing leg.


NUDIE: STRAIGHT SALLY INDIGO AUTUMN

Nudie Straight jeans on model

The Straight Sally Indigo Autumn by Nudie is perfect for all of those who are looking for a smooth worn in look. Nudie only works with organic, fairtrade or recycled cotton, lowering the impact that the fashion industry has on the environment. Styled with a pair of fashion sneakers and a simple tee or sweater, the Breezy Britt provides a simple, everyday look. An added bonus to this pair of denim? It ranges in sizes 24-38!


BOYISH: The Ziggy | Space Odyssey

model in black boyish The Ziggy denim

Boyish offers a collection of sustainable vintage denim pieces updated with a contemporary touch! Sustainability is deeply ingrained in the company, and it has been carbon-neutral since its inception! By recycling water and using plant-based dyes, they utilize 1/3 of the water denim normally requires to be produced and keep harmful chemicals out of the environment!

Our favorite pair from their site is The Ziggy – Space Odyssey. Featuring a relaxed straight fit and classic black wash, they’re a wardrobe staple you’ll want to wear over and over again. This jean includes OCS Certified Organic Cotton, Tencel, and Lyocell that are responsibly produced to minimize environmental impact, reducing its carbon footprint and water usage.

Sizes: 22-32


ABLE: Holly Kick Flare

The Holly Kick Flare jeans by Able is another fabulous pair of ethically made jeans. These 70s style kick flare jeans are offered in a beautiful medium wash, and are made with a stretch denim. These ankle length jeans are perfect for the spring and summer. Able works to create safe, dignified jobs at their home office in Nashville and around the world through partnerships with value-aligned manufacturers. Each piece is made with quality and longevity in mind, with the most eco-conscious materials.

Sizes: 23-31

By Nina Dagaev


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