The 10 best denim brands - sexy & sustainable jeans

The denim trend is an indispensable part of the fashion world. With the production of denim fabrics however, there come enormous harmful effects on our environment. We show the 10 best brands for sustainable jeans

Closed sustainable jeans
Image source & copyright: Closed

One key challenge is clothes with the casual jeans look are omnipresent, durable and versatile. What few people know is that the manufacture of jeans fabrics has a harmful effect on our environment like hardly any other clothing material. Starting with the one used cotton about the addition of toxic chemicals, genetically modified seeds to enormous Water- and energy consumption. Hence ask Brands more and more sustainable jeans.

Yet there are more and more brands that reduce the environmental impact by biological as well recycled Significantly reduce substances and sustainable production.


These brands offer sustainable jeans

  1. ELV Denim
  2. Hiut Denim
  3. MUD jeans
  4. Closed
  5. Outland
  6. DL1961
  7. ethics
  8. boyish
  9. Re / Done
  10. triarchy

1. ELV denim

ELV denim is 100% zero waste. By upcycling the denim brand jeans that are already destined for landfill, no new resources are used or environmentally harmful production practices are implemented. Rather, buying jeans from vintage warehouses in Great Britain guarantees short delivery routes, the smallest possible CO2 footprint for jeans and support for local businesses. In a holistic sense, even the buttons and leather patches on the jeans are products that have been upgraded through upcycling or sustainably produced. Social and ecological sustainability are at the heart of the company.

2. Hiut Denim Co.

In 2002 the largest denim factory in Great Britain was closed in Cardigan. Production was relocated to Morocco for low wages. Around 400 jobs were lost as a result, which corresponds to every tenth resident of Cardigan. In 2006 David and Claire Hieatt founded the sustainable jeans brand Huit Denim Co. In response to this event, they wanted to continue production in Cardigan in order to save jobs and, above all, to keep the heritage of craftsmanship alive: Jeans "Made in Wales" .

Huit Denim's eco-conscious trousers are a favorite of Duchess Meghan Markle: she helped bring the sustainable jeans brand to the forefront of the British fashion scene. With organic cotton, a sustainable production and free repairs, the brand ensures a long life of the limited edition jeans models.

3. MUD jeans

MUD Jeans offers sustainable jeans as well as vegan denim pieces. Based on the principles of the circular economy, MUD relies exclusively on recycled materials. This means that all jeans products are made from 100% recycled denim. In addition, the leasing of jeans is offered as well as the recycling of old jeans for a 10 euro gift voucher.

4. Closed

The German brand Closed produces innovative and environmentally friendly jeans. At Closed you can see exactly where the product was manufactured, washed and woven. The company also uses water-saving processing methods, such as bio-enzyme washes. For the production of sustainable jeans, the brand is also continuously developing new techniques to improve its own ecological balance.

5 Outland

The Outland brand uses only eco-friendly raw materials: from organic cotton to recycled packaging. In addition, the company relies on high transparency within the supply chain. Outland Denim also supports female survivors of the trade in Cambodia by employing these women as seamstresses.


The family-run brand DLK1961 has set itself the goal of not only increasing the demands on itself, but also those of the entire industry. The label has developed a holistic process for itself to create truly sustainable clothing. DL1961 only uses organic cotton and recycles old denim into fibers for new products. The jeans are dyed with environmentally friendly Dystar Indigo pigments and valuable resources such as water are reused in production.

7 Ethics

For Ética, sustainability primarily means transparency within the entire supply chain. This is the only way the brand can say exactly where materials are obtained and clothing is made. The Los Angeles label has received multiple awards for its ethical and sustainable practices. Ética undertakes to continue promoting and enforcing above-average labor standards within the entire supply chain in the future.

Two women are sitting on a staircase and wearing ética jeans

Source & Copyright by Ética

8. Boyish jeans

The brand from Los Angeles, founded by Jordan Nodarse, not only looks vintage, but is also designed and produced that way. Inspired by women who would rather describe their own style as masculine, the Boyish brand uses materials for men's fashion and sews them into feminine designs and sizes. The jeans are made from vegan and organically certified materials and are only dyed with vegetable dyes, which significantly reduces water consumption.

9. Re / Done

Founded in 2014, Re / Done also relies on the use of vintage items for the production of new-fashioned jeans. With this approach, the brand has saved 145.000 items of clothing from the landfill as well as through Upcycling made into a new piece of clothing. The brand recently opened its Re / Sell Platform, where consumers can sell and buy Re / Done clothing that is no longer used.


In collaboration with the Italian brand Candiani, Triarchy has made plastic-free skinny jeans possible with rubber fibers. But all other products are also made sustainably thanks to organic certification, the use of natural colors and the use of less water and energy. Transparency is also very important for the brand and can be regularly audited by GreenStory and Retraced.

Woman wears a two-tone denim jacket and white jeans from Triarchy

Source & Copyright by Triarchy


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