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Outland Denim: A Brand on a Mission

Outland Denim: A Brand on a Mission

Aussie brand Outland marries quality production with ethical practices. This eco-friendly, ethical denim brand began with an important mission: create jeans that can be a source of good in the world. To accomplish this mission, Outland hires and trains women transitioning out of sex trafficking in Cambodia to produce their jeans. Indeed, founder James Bartle developed a model of sustainable production that allowed him to impart his seamstresses with the ability to change their future and escape the cycle of poverty through fair wages, educational programs and reliable employment. There’s no doubting that they deserve their A+ score in an external audit by the World Aid Ethical Fashion Report. Outland Denim is breaking the typical production process by using only suppliers meeting their strict criteria for sustainability. Outland uses only 100% organic cotton and vegetable derived dyes. Their production uses the newest technology for reducing water and carbon emissions in their stand-alone production house. In fact, they evaluate every step of their supply chain to make sure that it meets the same #ZeroExploitation standards. Outland Denim Fits Although Outland focuses on ethical production and sustainable denim, fit is never compromised. In fact, each fit is expertly designed with an ideal […]

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C.O.F. Studio – Sweden’s latest in Denim

C.O.F. Studio – Sweden’s latest in Denim

C.O.F. Studio is the brainchild of denim guru Per Fredriksson who has combined all the best aspects of the industry into one exceptional denim brand. Per is a denim industry veteran. He has several decades in the industry under his belt and has worked with different brands across the globe. He’s even credited with having introduced selvedge denim to Japan (but that’s a story for another time). Circle of Friends – A Story of Collaboration With his years of experience, Per wanted to create a brand of his own influence. He also wanted to bring together all of the best designers and manufacturers he’d ever worked with. With integrity as their cornerstone, C.O.F. Studio wears every stage of production on their sleeve – or rather, on their pocket bags. Printed on the pocket bags is a list of each Friend, alongside their contribution and region. Candiani Denim, Kuroki, YKK, Vivolo and Cobrax represent a small selection of Per’s Circle of Friends who have each contributed materials, time and labour to the project. To boot, C.O.F.’s jeans are finished with Candiani’s sought after Rivetto D’Oro (“golden rivet”) – a mark of craftsmanship awarded by the Italian mill to a select few […]

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