29 Aug

Our Favourite Responsibly Made Loose Fit and Baggy Jeans

In a work-from-home, comfort-driven world, skinny jeans are losing their spot on the denim pedestal—and fast. Loose fit baggy jeans across all genders provide a touch of grunge to our loungewear-esque wardrobes. Here are the brands doing them more sustainably.

The new monarch in denim

Skinny jeans held the top spot for denim lovers the world over for almost two decades, but their reign may be coming to an end. In an era of comfort with more people working from home than ever before, loose fit baggy jeans are stepping into the limelight. We love them for their gender neutral, streetwise look and feel, and they’re exploding across fashion collections this year.

We previously checked in on the brands making more ethical and sustainable wide leg pants, but this time we’re going to laser focus on the dreamy denim that can take you from bed to the boardroom with its universal appeal.

P.S. Keep wearing skinny jeans if you want to—we won’t judge. After all, the most sustainable option is using what you already have. But if you’re in need of new, take a look at the responsible brands below doing better by people, the planet, and animals in their supply chains.

More ethical and sustainable loose fit baggy jeans

unspun

Rated: Great
A pair of white loose fit denim jeans.

Natural Loose Fit Jeans – Ships internationally from the US

These 100% organic cotton loose fit jeans are the brand’s latest undyed, natural “salt and pepper” cotton look, which we love.

unspun is an American brand, creating a denim world that reduces global carbon emissions by 1% through a zero-inventory and low waste process. Its product sizing is totally customisable to ensure you always find the perfect fit.

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MUD Jeans

Rated: Great
A pair of dark wash sustainable baggy jeans by MUD Jeans.

Extra Easy Dusty Dry – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Want to look like you just stepped away from a dusty trail? Then these relaxed fit Dusty Dry jeans are for you.

Dutch denim brand MUD Jeans is all about sustainability. Not only does it offer a repair service, but it also provides a rental service where you can lease a pair of jeans for up to a year. MUD Jeans uses a combination of GOTS certified organic cotton and post-consumer recycled cotton. MUD Jeans are available in a range of sizes, usually from W25 L30-W33 L32 for women and W28 L34-W36 L34 for men.

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Outland Denim

Rated: Great
A pair of long light blue loose fit denim jeans.

Amy Former – Ships internationally from Australia

The baggier the better. The Amy jeans tick all your loose fit eco conscious jean boxes, made from a tantalising combo of 43% lyocell, 40% recycled cotton, and 17% organic cotton.

Outland Denim makes premium denim jeans and clothes, and offers ethical employment opportunities for women rescued from human trafficking in Cambodia. This Australian brand was founded as an avenue for the training and employment of women who have experienced sex trafficking. Find most of the brand’s range in US sizes 22-34.

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Armedangels

Rated: Great
A pair of light blue loose fit denim jeans by Armedangels.

MAAKX Jeans – Ships internationally from Germany

The brand’s most relaxed DetoxDenim, MAAKX rests loosely on the hips and thighs.

Affordable, ethical, and on-trend. Germany’s Armedangels gets a “Great” rating overall from us. The brand covers all the basics for women, men, and kids. Armedangels’ quality and long-lasting pieces are made from eco-friendly and certified materials, like Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton. The brand also adopted the Fair Wear Foundation Code of Conduct to protect its workers abroad. Its products are available in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Armedangels @ Earthkind.

Shop Armedangels @ Veneka.

Kuyichi

Rated: Great
A pair of classic blue baggy denim jeans by Kuyichi.

Bobbie Barrel Vintage Hemp – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Blending hemp and organic cotton, these vintage wash loose fit jeans are comfortable and fashion-forward.

Established in 2001, Kuyichi is the first organic denim brand. With “Great” labour and environmental ratings, the brand designs ethical and durable, yet trendy and modern pieces that never go out of style. Sizes XS-L are available.

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Shop Kuyichi @ Staiy.

Nobody Denim

Rated: Good
A pair of long loose fit denim jeans from Nobody Denim.

Rudie Jean Grand – Ships internationally from Australia

Designed to be worn in and effortless, the Rudi Jean is a moodier and slouchy take on the ‘90s straight leg jean.

Nobody Denim has a longstanding commitment to ethical manufacturing principles and offers a unique vision of responsible design. It traces its supply chain, ensures a living wage for workers, and is accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. Find most of the jeans in sizes 23-32.

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Shop Nobody Denim @ Farfetch.

Nudie Jeans

Rated: Good
A pair of light drown loose fit denim jeans by Nudie Jeans.

Tuff Tony Sand – Ships to Australia, the US, Canada, and Europe from Sweden

A straight leg loose fit jean dyed with a slightly earthy sand tone and a stunning marble texture. They were coloured with non-edible agricultural industry waste like leaves or nutshells. How cool is that?

Nudie Jeans designs 100% organic cotton denim and is transparent about its production. The brand also offers a free repair service, resells second hand products, and even recycles worn out items. Find the perfect fit with the Virtual Size Guide on the product pages.

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Shop Nudie Jeans @ Farfetch.

Shop Nudie Jeans Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Triarchy

Rated: Great
A pair of long white wide leg denim jeans by Triarchy.

High Rise Wide Leg Off White – Ships internationally from the US

For striking white loose fit jeans made more responsibly, the Fonda from Triarchy is way up there.

Triarchy creates eco-friendly jeans, skirts, shorts, jumpsuits, and jackets. The brand’s production system uses 85% recycled water by consistently reusing the “thick indigo laden sludge” that unmonitored factories dump into water systems. Find most of the jeans in US sizes 24-32.

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People Tree

Rated: Great
A pair of wide leg dark denim jeans by People Tree.

Rochelle Wide Leg Trousers In Black – Ships internationally from the UK

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These high rise, structured loose jeans are a great find to add to your capsule wardrobe with their flattering feminine cut and go-with-anything black shade.

Sustainable fashion pioneer and leader People Tree is a seriously ethical brand and one of our favourites. The brand uses eco-friendly materials and addresses labour risks by adopting the Fairtrade International – Small Producers Organisations Code of Conduct. Find most products in UK sizes 6-18.

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Shop People Tree @ Wearwell.

Dawn Denim

Rated: Great
A pair of high waisted dark loose fit denim pants from Dawn Denim.

Tilbe Organic Soft Hemp Cropped – Ships within Europe from Germany

For an alternative look to your loose fit jeans, try Dawn’s Japanese denim style Tilbe jeans on for size.

Dawn Denim is a German denim brand that features jeans that fit our times. The brand strives to empower women to change the way clothes are made, sold, and worn. Making your butt look good in jeans is a welcomed side-effect. Find the jeans in XS-3XL.

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Shop Dawn Denim @ Cerqular.

ÉTICA

Rated: Good
A pair of light grey loose fit denim jeans from ETICA.

Tyler Vintage Straight – Ships internationally from the US

Fitted up top and loose on the bottom, this perfectly distressed loose fit denim has an undeniable vintage feel with a cropped modern twist.

ÉTICA is a premium US luxury brand that features innovative design and cutting-edge technology. Find most items in sizes 38-48.

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Shop ÉTICA @ Wearwell.

Shop ÉTICA @ Veneka.

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Editor's note

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