Seven Ethically Made Pairs of Jeans We Love

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A good pair of denim can empower anybody, whether you’re going to the grocery store or going on a date. While the price of these sustainable jeans usually cost 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 our 7 pairs of jeans we love from sustainable and ethical brands to make you feel ready to go about your day!

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. The Mid Rise Courtney Loose Fit Jean in a trendy, blue denim color ranges in sizes from 23-32 and starts at $119.00.

Made with a cotton and TENCELTM Lyocell blend that’s soft, comfortable, and responsible. Features Wafer technology, a nature-inspired fibre with superior moisture management and wicking performance that keeps you cool and fresh, even on the warmest days. Fabricated with the Hydro-less process that saves up to 95% more water than traditional methods. Loose fit. Comfort fabric through the hips for added ease. Straight from the thighs to leg opening. Mid-waist. Rivetless to make recycling easier. Natulon zipper tape. Inseam: 32 inches.

Outerknown jeans are made with 100% natural, plant-based rubber. With their high-rise fit, comfortable nature and stylish design, the Iconoclast High Rise Skinny will do well by not only the planet, but by your bootie as well.

Starting at $198.00 and ranging in sizes from 24-32, this pair is one of our favorites.

This jean makes an impact in more ways than one. Zoe is the objectively cool straight-leg cut. The epitome of classic denim, Zoe’s iconic shape is a little more relaxed than our Abigail jean, but slimmer than the Athina.Zoe has a super high 11” rise, designed with leg-lengthening, waist-hugging, bum-flattering superpowers.


We love a wide leg jean! Unspun delivers a unique way to purchase sustainable jeans. They take a 3D avatar of your body and design a pair of jeans, perfectly fit and customizable to you. You choose your style, fabric, thread color, rise height, and hem length and Unspun goes to work. Their Pangaia Everybody Wide Leg Rinse Wash is our favorite pair, starting at $250 and fit to your perfect size. It’s money well spent!


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 uses plant-based dyes and recycles water to keep harmful chemicals out of the environment, doing good by consumers and the environment. On top of that, for every purchase made, Boyish has teamed up with One Tree Planted to plant 1 tree! How freaking amazing? Our favorite pair from their site is The Clint – Far Country. Channel your inner cowgirl this Spring in our new western inspired denim. The Clint is a high-rise rigid straight jean that features a unique yoke and cool new belt loops.

This jean includes GRS certified recycled cotton reducing its carbon footprint and reducing water.

Starting at $208 and with sizes from 22 to 32, you’ll be sure to wear this trend in the new year as well.

The Whitney Boyfriend jean by Able is one of our favorite pairs of denim. It goes beautifully with a pair of booties in the fall and winter and great with a pair of sandals in the spring and summer.

Their highest rise yet – these trouser jeans offer a new take on a wide leg with a clean, bright vintage indigo wash. The leg is straight from the hip down and comes in our super soft non-stretch denim with added trouser pocket details and styling.

By Stefania Rivas


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