There’s nothing like a good pair of denim jeans. Comfortable, durable and timeless, the cotton-based fabric one of the most used materials in the world.
Sadly, denim can have a substantial environmental cost. Cotton is known to be a particularly thirsty crop – by some estimates it can take more than 20,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of cotton. That’s enough to make just one t-shirt and one pair of jeans! On top of that, pesticides and synthetic chemical dyes can lead to water pollution.
But if you love the fabric as much as we do, don’t panic! There are ethical brands going above and beyond to create better, more sustainable denim options. So without further ado, here is our guide to ethical denim!