Although originally made for the working-class, the blue jeans have evolved into one of the most versatile apparels in the world. Unfortunately, they are made of cotton which is one of the most sprayed crops in the world. And since pesticides can pollute waterways, kill wildlife and expose field workers to dangerous toxins, many residents in cotton-manufacturing countries have been afflicted with cancer. It is a good thing that some of the major blue denim brands have found a solution – by encouraging the use of organic cottons in manufacturing jeans and apparels. Here are some of the brands that you may want to support:
Kuyichi claims that they started the organic revolution as the first brand to produce organic jeans. The company sells 100 percent sustainable materials in manufacturing jeans, shirts and belts, among others.
Support organic farmers by buying and wearing organic clothing such Levi’s Eco by the San Francisco-based Levi Strauss. They also use natural organic indigo to avoid using chemical dyes. Over the years, they have largely influenced smaller companies to do the same. Levi’s is also known for using recycled materials such as zippers, buttons and rivets.
Earth-friendly clothing is also promoted by Wrangler known for their cowboy jeans; check out their stylish and comfy Abby Jeans.