Responsibility

Triarchy exists to outfit our customer with the best pair of jeans possible. In every sense of the word best.

To us, responsibility signifies the foundation upon which we build our business — a commitment to sustainable operations and the creation of ethically responsible products. 

For us, true responsibility extends to ensuring fair wages and supporting human and animal rights. These principles are non-negotiable.

Our dedication to responsible practices is evident in the production of all our jeans and denim jackets. We meticulously craft these items with ethically sourced and industry first responsible fabrics & employ cutting-edge, environmentally friendly laundering techniques.

We partner exclusively with individuals who share our unwavering vision and understanding of what it means to be responsible. This alignment is the cornerstone of our ability to create exceptional denim products.

In our pursuit of responsibility, we understand the importance of third-party validation. That's why we transparently share our responsibility data and open our supply chain to scrutiny through our trusted auditor, Renoon.

We believe that this commitment to accountability is what defines a truly responsible brand.

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Our Fibers

We source responsibly farmed fibres that are then woven into sustainably produced and dyed denim fabrics. Our supply chain is 3rd party audited and published by Renoon.

Organic Cotton
Cotton is one of the oldest and purest forms of textiles. Its history spanning thousands of years it has impacted every civilization. Unfortunately humans have contaminated cotton by using pesticides and other harmful chemicals. From the planting process, throughout its growth, harvesting, spinning it into yarn and eventually into the textiles used to make clothing and jeans. These harmful pesticides and chemicals come in contact with your skin through you clothing and slowly get absorbed into your body. We at Triarchy wanted to eliminate those harmful substances from the process of making our denim and did so by using organic cotton. Organic cotton eliminates the use of pesticides and fertilizers, preventing contamination of skin as well as groundwater, thus making drinking water clean and safe. It has been found that the impact of water pollution of organic cotton is 98% less compared to the conventional cotton production. Organic cotton production equals .7% of global cotton production.
Tencel
Tencel is a fabric that is made from a natural fibre derived from breaking down trees into pulp and spinning the pulp fibre into a soft, durable textile. The lyocell and modal fibers are derived from responsible wood sources which stem from natural forests and sustainably managed plantations. On average consuming 85% less water to grow than cotton. Tencel is smooth to the touch and retains dyes better. With its botanic origins it is a cellulosic fibre that is naturally comfortable and supports a responsible lifestyle. Keeping Triarchy true to its word by making sure you’re in the purest materials out there.
Natural Rubber

Whenever a Triarchy fabric is stretch, meaning 98% Cotton, 2% Stretch, then the stretch comes from natural rubber, NOT crude oil-based poly-synthetic blends. (as is the case for all other stretch denim to date.).

Why this is important: Stretch jeans to date have relied on crude oil-based poly-synthetic blends to make the stretch. This means we are mining the earth to make plastics, as well as shedding microplastics throughout the garment's life, and making a garment that will take at least 200 years to break down.

Natural rubber stretch offers an organic alternative that sheds no microplastics and will biodegrade in less than 2 years to the point of fertilization. Not only does this allow us to have stretch jeans with no heat conducive qualities, as plastic does, but the jeans will contribute to the soil through fertilization vs. seeping harmful chemicals throughout their degradation time. It is the holy grail of stretch denim. 

Our Dyes

We use reduced sulpher indigo that allows us to achieve authentic indigo colors without the use of toxic chemicals or crops that consume large amounts of water to cultivate.

Indigo

Spanning civilizations throughout the world, indigo is as rich in history as it is colour. True indigo, Indigofera tinctoria, is the most common plant used to create this dye. Fun fact that this plant comes from the pea family, making it a valuable plant to enrich soil as well.

The dye itself though does not exist in nature; it is purely a human invention. Humans found that fermenting indican (which is a naturally occurring chemical in Indigo) and processing the chemical makes indigo dye.

Here at Triarchy we use a specially formulated Indigo that is already 60% reduced. This allows us to use non-harmful soda ash in the dye vat rather then harmful abrasive chemicals. It is extremely easy to use and pre-reduced Indigo makes the set up and maintenance of an Indigo dye vat almost effortless. Keeping our denim clean and low water consuming like it’s meant to be.

Our Wash Processes

We use a combination of ozone, e-flow and laser technologies to wash our denim down in the most responsible and responsible way possible. This entire process is 3rd party audited and published by GreenStory.

We rely on three different technologies that were created to mimic traditional denim washing technique’s, without the harmful side effects.

We leave no stone unturned in our mission to bring to market the most responsible and resposibly made jeans available.

Neutral Enzymes

We use neutral enzymes made by Dystar in cold water, reducing waste and the over use of natural resources.

Cold Water

We wash our denim in cold water.

Laser Machine Finishing

In our finishing process, we Jeanologia laser machines. This uses less energy and is safer for workers health.

Vapor Water

Using Jeanologia's e-flow, we wash with vapor water to save water and energy. For stonewashing we use nano bubbles instead of rocks.

Ozone Wash

We bleach without bleach using Jeanologia's ozone machines. This ozone wash is a triplemolecule Oxygen (O3).

No PP

We use enzymes and light PP (laser) in place of potassium permanganate.

Faux Stone Wash

Regular stone wash is in fact done with stones, however when this process takes place he water left over is unrecyclable. We use eco stones that are built to mimic real stones without the run off which allows the water to be recycled.

Nano Bubbles

Who hasn’t played with bubbles at one point in their life? We’ve all seen them float by and bounce along surfaces until they pop leaving behind their residue. But even us at Triarchy never imagined we would be using nano bubbles with e-flow technology to create our jeans. e-flow technology uses minimal amounts of water (1 glass vs the industry standard 70 liters) to create a vapor spray that makes thousands of nano bubbles with enzymes on the skin of these bubbles. When the bubbles come into contact with the denim, it bursts, and the enzymes create an effect similar to stone washing. It is a responsible textile solution that transfers enzyme products to the garment without any waste or toxic chemicals. Keeping your jeans pure and light as a bubble.

Laser

When lightning strikes it leaves a mark. This dry process is as simple as that. By using the most advanced laser technologies for garments we are able to distress and add details to our denim without any toxic sprays. Which has also eliminated the need for manual and harmful processes. Instead of potassium permanganate and other harmful chemicals that workers inhale, we design the distressing on the computer and then bur the design into the garment with lasers. Making jeans and harming people in the process was never an option for Triarchy. By using these various wash and dry processes we can rest easier knowing that no lives are being harmed in the making of our jeans and that the environment is being supported as we work along side Mother Nature not against her.

Design Guidelines & Certifications

We believe that mindless consumption fuelled by reactive spending is the root of the fashion industries problems. Investing in fewer, better things and promoting this kind of consumption is what will allow healthy, sustainable businesses to flourish.

Brand Responsibility

Code of Conduct

All of our suppliers must sign our Code of Conduct before our working relationship begins.

In-Person Visits

We take bi-annual trips to our factories to meet and work with the people who craft our jeans.

Honest Wages

All of our factories pay average wages over the minimum wage.

Third-Party Audits

It is very important for us to have our claims vetted by third party audits. This allows for us to be accountable for what we say we do and to publish that information in easy to understand ways. We work with Greenstory and Renoon to expose all of our practices, which shows us where we can do better and ensures we are always aware of our impact and how we can reduce it.

Additional Practices

We recycle our cutting waste so that it can be made into new materials.

  • Our hangtags & labels are made from recycled cotton.
  • Our buttons are made from recycled metals.
  • We ship our jeans in recycled plastic bags.
  • We offset the carbon for every garment we produce. 

Give Back

Isla Urbana builds and installs rainwater catchment systems for people in an around Mexico City without access to water. Triarchy contributes a portion from each sale to Isla Urbana.

Triarchy plants a tree for every pair of jeans sold.

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