All of our denim initiatives are sourced via the western hemisphere to reduce our carbon footprint in the shipping process.
In the denim design process, we have selected fabrics with mills that are developing different sustainable denims. Our non-stretch denim uses a liquid indigo that requires less water when being washed. We’ve also made sure to source all components (excluding labels) from the western hemisphere (and mostly within Mexico, where our denim is produced), to reduce the carbon footprint from shipping.
Denim is infamously one of the dirtiest items to produce, but our vendor, Monty Mexico, recycles 100% of their water, so that it is environmentally safe. They also use ozone in the production process to reduce water usage, making denim finishing more eco friendly. Currently, they are in the process of getting WRAP certified.
They avoid harsh chemicals, like Potassium Permanganate, when possible. Instead, they use more environmentally-friendly alternatives, like enzymes that act as biocatalysts.
In addition, they recycle 100% of the water they use for all washing processes, and when they do release water back into nature, they run it through some of the most innovative cleansers on the market to purify it so that it is safe and clean to put back into the land.
They also recycle all scraps of denim from cutting and sewing, giving to the government to use for housing insulation.
We primarily use all-natural fibers in all our materials. Our entire sweater line is made of 100% organic cotton – a material that is traceable from seed to garment. The first of many steps we plan to take in the sustainable apparel category.
The vendor that produces our organic cotton operates as a zero waste factory and is GOTS certified.
One of our apparel vendors (OAKS), purifies the water used for dyeing to a level that it becomes drinkable.