We all love denim, right?
What initially started out as tough workwear over a century ago is now a fashion staple.
It turns out our love for denim is not without its costs. As it happens global denim production has had a huge impact on both the environment and the workers who produce it.
Dyes used to give your jeans the best colour have involved chemical-intensive washes causing extreme pollution in waterways across Asia where the majority of the world's denim is produced.
Techniques used to produce distressed-style denim include acid-washing and sandblasting which are extremely harmful to factory workers. Did you know the average pair of jeans requires up to 2,000 gallons of water to be made? That is the equivalent of nearly 35 years average drinking water for a human being!
It's worth remembering the above when shopping for your next pair of jeans or denim jacket.
Fortunately, we've got your back with some amazing denim pieces that are completely ethical.
We got talking to a brand called Hoodlamb, who have denim jackets made from hemp and organic cotton.
The fabric is thick but comfortable and the fit is really flattering in both the men’s and women’s ranges.
Mud Jeans are another favourite of ours, they have a pair for every mood. These jeans are made ethically with a short supply chain, from both organic cotton and recycled denim.