AndAgain creates one-of-a-kind fashion pieces from vintage, second hand, and leftover materials. Sparked by the wish of bridging the gap between most unique fashion, art and sustainability, the two founders Morgan Young and Greg Harder started AndAgain back in 2016. The contemporary designs are handmade in the USA and waste absolutely no materials and almost no water in their production. They create unique capsule collections with artists all around the world and contract sewers throughout the USA for efficient, on-demand production.
Ethical Denim Brands
“Touch Nothing Toxic” is the mission behind ARMEDANGEL´s non-toxic denim collection, called DetoxDenim. The German fairtrade brand creates jeans for women and men in diverse and modern styles. The denim fabric is made from organic cotton, coloring, and bleaching. Because taking responsibility for our skin and protecting our environment is not an option but a must.
Coco Cooper believes that every woman should own the perfect jeans. And so do we. But finding a pair that looks super flattering on us ain’t no piece of cake. That’s where the ethical denim brand Coco Cooper comes in – offering jeans in all possible shapes and sizes from 2-22 with the PERFECT fit to enhance your beautiful curves. 100% butt-friendly through sustainably made 4-way stretch denim! Without gap waistbands, these jeans feel like a second skin. Made from 4-way stretch denim designed, developed and produced under sweatshop-free conditions in the US. And as they are of premium quality and basically never go out of style they will last you for many, many years to come!
From fair wear to love affair: three friends with one vision founded the fair fashion label DAWN. Convinced that they can act as a role model for the industry, they believe it’s possible to create the perfect pair of jeans – without compromising design, quality or responsible production. For their Low Impact line, DAWN uses organic cotton, recycled polyester and lower water consumption in production. Transparency is one of the core values: all DAWN pieces are manufactured in their own factory in Saigon (Vietnam) where they cherish each person involved in making the jeans.
E.L.V. Denim stands for East London Vintage Denim. The brand turns old, pre-loved denim into modern jeans, jackets, and shorts. Each E.L.V. Denim piece is made of two joined vintage pieces, reworking the fabric into a new style. This is why every E.L.V. Denim creation is completely unique in its color and fit. To save water and energy, E.L.V. Denim designs and creates all items with a no waste policy in East London (made-to-measure option available!). Stylish girls like Camille Charrière, Sarah Harris or Monica Ainley already belong to the fanbase, what about you?
The name Kuyichi comes from the Peruvian God of the Rainbow – the God that brings colour and inspires positivity. The passionate Dutch denim brand’s story first began in 2000 in the cotton fields of Peru. The unresponsible ethical and sustainable practices they observed horrified them. From this, Kuyichi was born to inspire the positive change the industry needed. Organic cotton significantly reduces the impact on the environment and on those who tend the fields. Therefore it was a no-brainer to use only 100% GOTS certified organic cotton among other sustainable and recycled materials in their denimwear. Kuyichi is leading the way in material innovation and transparency. Even the Kuyichi logo reflects the positive (+) impact they are making!
The Dutch denim brand came up with an innovative circular concept called ‘Lease A Jeans’. This is how it works: become a member, lease up to 3 jeans and send them back when you’re done wearing them. MUD Jeans will then either recycle them into new wonderful pieces or make them part of their vintage collection. This way, you can save water and precious resources as well as spare our environment immense amounts of waste. MUD Jeans are vegan, fair and sustainable as well as being created without the use of harmful chemicals.
If you are looking for ethically and sustainably produced denim, you should definitely visit the online boutique Simply Suzette. Here, guilt-free shoppers find the best selection of conscious denim, including the classics and new brands. Where do the jeans come from? Who made them and what impact did their productions have on our planet? Simply Suzette will answer all these questions for you. And the best of it all: you don’t have to choose between ethics and aesthetics, because why not have it all. Socially and ethically manufactured, each product is of high quality that will last you for a long time.
Look good while creating or recreating. The Maker Skirt by Swedish-American producer T by Dem is a workwear-inspired A-line wrap skirt that’s highly functional, durable, and stylish. Their signature garment features two front pockets and comes in different lengths, fabrics, and colors. Ideal for the busy creative woman, the Maker Skirt looks great on its own or over leggings or jeans and is snazzy enough to go from work to drinks out. T by Dem uses 100% GOTS and Fair Trade- certified denim made without pesticides, hazardous chemicals, exploited workers or dried-out lakes. Knowing what you wear matters.
THE BLUE SUIT
For powerful women whose jobs aren’t just jobs but passions. The eco denim label the Blue suit makes suits, skirts, dresses and blazers for every occasion. Whether in an office meeting or at a dinner with friends, these timeless pieces with the perfect fit will make you feel confident, sexy and good: based in Zurich and Amsterdam, the slow fashion brand ethically produces their collections in La Fabrica s.r.l. in Italy using all-natural materials only. GOTS certified eco-denim, organic cotton and natural indigo dyes ensure that your items are 98% biodegradable and 100% free of toxics. Healthy for you and the environment!
How much water are you wearing? Triarchy is a low water, sustainable denim brand from Los Angeles, California. The shocking news that it takes about 2,900 gallons of water to make one pair of traditional cotton jeans sparked Triarchy to make a change. Their women’s denim is made from a Tencel-cotton blend which uses 85% less water than cotton to grow and process. Plus, the factory they now work with uses 85% recycled water throughout the manufacturing process. In total, every pair of Triarchy jeans saves around 1,429 gallons of water. Also, no Potassium Permanganate, no bleach and no Pumice Stone were used. Triarchy’s Atelier Denim Collection is even more sustainable as it is produced from high quality vintage denim which is first deconstructed, then reimagined, and finally reconstructed by hand. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind denim.