We all have a favorite pair of denim jeans that we can pretty much live in. It’s a comfortable wardrobe staple that we all have and that most clothing manufacturers sell every single season. With it being such a frequently used item of clothing, we’ve rounded up the best 10 brands available today that are ethically made from companies that have set out to do some good!
Recently accepted into the cfda, victor lytvinenko + sarah yarborough started raleigh denim workshop in 2007 in their hometown, raleigh, nc. the husband-wife team learned the history and techniques of traditional american jeansmaking through a series of informal apprenticeships with former factory workers, patternmakers, and mechanics throughout the state. raleigh denim workshop’s jeans, collection, and accessories, are all produced in the united states with a focus on design, process, material, and craft.
In 2012, Noble Denim started with 12 sewing machines and 200 pairs of jeans. Since then, we’ve created relationships with a small collection of partner factories around America to help us make our products
Believers in sustainability and responsible sourcing, not cutting corners and always putting your best foot forward. They make clothing that is built to be worn everyday and last through the rigors. Their designs are utilitarian and practical, timeless and tailored, with a clear emphasis on durability.
Just so you know, when you buy a pair of JC Denim Co. jeans, you’re putting your money into the pockets of:
- The girls in Cambodia commissioned to make them… by hand! These girls have been through HELL. And they have amazing stories to tell because now – after being given a vocational skill in sewing and returning home – they’re working on making jeans to provide themselves and their families with an income. Win!
- The workers who make their line of women’s denim in Australia. Do you know how hard it is to make a pair of women’s jeans that fit JUST RIGHT? It’s really hard. That’s why they’ve delivered that job into the capable hands of a company here at home. That means we can also support the ailing Australian manufacturing industry and Aussie workers and their families.
- JC Denim Co. No one here is in it for the money – believe us! We have been known to work for baked goods.
Their story starts with sustainable denim fabrics that they make into well-designed jeans. All time essentials that are designed with a circular mindset. You can lease these jeans. Why be the owner of a jeans that you only want to wear until it’s worn out? While you make use of the jeans, MUD retain ownership of the raw materials. After 12 months they send you an email to ask if you are ready for a new pair. They offer you to switch to a new pair and easily continue with the monthly payment. Fresh jeans, guilt-free.
3 sixteen’s foundation is in faith. Humility and integrity are equally important to them as quality and design. They also strive to cultivate strong relationships with the artists, craftsmen, and friends to whom they owe their success. With 3 sixteen’s quarterly interview feature, Singularities, and their artist collaboration project, Vanguard, 3sixteen always aspires to pay due respect.
Nudie Jeans is the ”naked truth about denim”. Denim has the ability to age beautifully – formed by its user into a second skin, naked and personal. The longer it lives the more character it gets. The indigo is a living colour that fades and gives the denim its character. The more you wear your jeans the more beautiful they get. Jeans are more than just a piece of clothing.
Kansas City based Matt Baldwin launched his eponymous label in 2009 to bring American-made premium denim to his local market. Today the brand encompasses full collections for men and women inspired by timeless modern design seen through the grit and grace of the American Midwest. Matt along with his business partner and wife Emily continue to expand their namesake collection alongside running their Kansas City flagship stores. Baldwin continues to develop its unique perspective on quality American sportswear from the country’s Moderne Middle.
KUTIE PROTOCOL is an Australian fashion label producing premium denim wear for children with the latest grown-up trends. Designed to look good, feel great and contribute to make our planet a better place.