It takes approximately 2900 gallons of water to make one pair of traditional cotton jeans. That's equivalent to 10,977 water bottles. *1
We set out to change this by focusing on three integral parts.
Fabric and Hardware
In our search for the greenest manufacturing options we uprooted production to Mexico City, where the factory we now work with uses 85% recycled water. This is revolutionary, and it is achieved through a system in which natural bacteria consumes the indigo dye before re-introducing it to the wash process again and again.
The source of our product, the fabric.
Our women's denim is made using Tencel Cotton blend, which is a processed wood fibre made from the eucalyptus tree. Not only is the energy used to grow, produce and manufacture Tencel 100% renewable, it also uses 85% less water than cotton to grow and process.*3
Our men's denim is sourced to require low to no wash as it is engineered as a raw denim with the added benefit of stealth stretch woven in for comfort & durability.
All of our hardware is made of nickel-free recycled sheet metal in a factory with a closed loop water system which uses technology designed to conserve water by 80%.
All of our leather labels are made using recycled leather which is done by a process of shredding and then bonding leather scraps to make a new leather composite that looks and feels like the natural product.
Finally, all our care labels are made from recycled water bottles. We like to think we're saving what's inside and outside one of those 10,977 1L water bottles.
Our factory in Mexico was chosen because of their pioneering sustainability efforts and the way they care for their employees. We take every opportunity possible to visit our team on the ground in Mexico.
Our Atelier in Los Angeles is a workshop set to the highest standards of any American factory we have ever worked with. These guys are also like family to us.
Learn more about the journey that we undertook to become a low water, sustainable denim brand.
Creative Director / designer
When he's not elbows deep in denim, he's exploring the world in search of design inspiration and sustainable innovations within the fashion industry. Adam learned everything about denim working on the factory floor in Italy, getting first hand experience from Italian denim masters. You might catch him in downtown LA walking to the Triarchy design loft with bolts of denim in hand and his pooch Frenchie by his side.
Brand manager / in house stylist
Her first passion began at three years old when she started horseback riding. This too is when she began living and riding in jeans. Her career in fashion began through modelling but soon found out she wanted a more hands on roll in the industry and to create positive body images for girls. If she isn't immersed in the world of fashion you'll find her out and about in nature. Ania's love for nature and animals is where her fight for sustainable fashion stems from.
When he's not handling all our paper work, he's building custom motorbikes from scratch. For those of you who know him, you know he's not one for pictures but if you're trying to spot him you might see him in Vancouver riding around on his custom Triarchy Bonneville motorbike (and no, it's unfortunately not for sale).