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The Eco-Friendly Denim Shopping Guide


In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re big fans of the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), plus one more–repair! Denim Therapy can help you extend the life of your jeans, but if you’re looking to buy some eco-friendly denim, we’ve also got you covered. Here are six awesome brands doing their best to help the environment:

M2F

With colored denim being such a big hit this season, it’s especially cool that M2F created a dye bath that uses 50% less energy and water than traditional methods, while also eliminating commonly used toxic materials. Plus, their Made2Fade Technology Yarn is certified by the Swedish OEKO-TEX lab to be free of any harmful substances.

Pastel Skinny Jeans | Light Wash Skinny Jeans | Traveler Denim Jacket

 

G-Star RAW Sustainable

G-Star RAW Sustainable collection is not only made entirely out of organic cotton, which minimizes the use of harsh-on-Mother-Nature pesticides and other pollutants, G-Star also touts various sustainable operations practices, like reducing energy use and only using transportation companies that meet certain environmental standards.

Navy Shirt | Navy Pencil Skirt

Nudie Jeans

For spring/summer 2012, Nudie Jeans produced 43% of its garments from organic cotton, with the longer-term goal to amp that number up to 100%. As part of their larger efforts to reduce waste, their Post Recycle Dry program takes old Nudie jeans and makes them into new, limited edition pairs.

Thin Finn Organic Jeans | Grim Tim Organic Blue Fade Jeans

 

Levi’s Water<Less Jeans

Making jeans is a water-intensive process, and a lot of the environmental cost of production comes from water. Often, jeans are washed multiple times before we take ‘em home, but the Levi’s Water<Less Jeans finishing process uses up to 96% less water than usual. 172 million liters of water (and counting!) have been saved so far.

511 Skinny Jeans – 3D Coated | Modern Demi Curve Ankle Skinny Jeans

 

Edun

Perhaps you know Edun best in relation to its founders Ali Hewson and Bono, but the ethical clothing line isn’t simply a celeb pet project. The company focuses on fair wage and labor practices, and uses organic cotton to produce their line.

Indigo Denim Jacket | Denim Flares

 

Kuyichi

With jeans made from organic cotton, hemp, recycled wool, and more, Kuyichi prides itself in using eco-friendly and recycled fabrics, including natural dyes. Their full list of sustainable materials used is pretty informative as well, if you pride yourself in knowing the benefits of the alternative fabrics used.

Kuyichi Denim Pants | Kuyichi Denim Pants

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Jun 28 2012 in Denim Buys

16 Denim Must-Haves According to Vogue


A new year and a new denim closet revamp is in order, no? Vogue just released their first denim must-haves list of the year, featuring a shortlist of head-to-toe denim gets for under $500.  From denim shoes by Michael Kors, Alexandre Birman and SEE by Chloe, to a refreshing take on the jeans skirt by Scully Denim, we’re certain you’ll find some inspiration here.   We think 2012 is the year that denim detractors may just be swayed to slip on a pair of jeans.  Because, after all, Vogue certainly thinks jeans are lust-worthy.

Vogue selects denim must-haves under $300.




Images via Vogue.
—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

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Posted Jan 05 2012 in Denim Fashion

Holiday Wishlist: Denim Therapy Staff Picks For Amazing Jeans


If you could have any jeans in the world this holiday season, which would you choose? That’s the question we asked the whole Denim Therapy team this year, and they took a break from blogging/repairing denim to share their ideal denim wishlist! Then, we asked them to pick the pair they’d buy for their significant other! From classic cuts to novelty embellishment, we ran the gamut of must-have’s in men’s and women’s denim.

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See our picks below, and get some ideas on what you can shop for this season for the denim-lovers in your life!

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Francine’s pick for herself: Bleulab Reversible Denim Detour Reversible Skinny in snake ($259) – buy it at Revolve Clothing.

Francine’s pick for her significant other: Naked & Famous Slim Guy in Cashmere Denim ($230) – buy it at Far Fetch.

 

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Michelle Christina’s pick for herself: Siwy Denim Hannahin Marine ($284) – buy it at Siwy Denim.

Michelle Christina’s pick for her significant other: ASOS Skinny Fit Jeans In Cord ($64.69) – buy it at ASOS.

 

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Renee’s pick for herself: APC Unisex Petit Standard ($175) – buy it at Need Supply Co.

Renee’s pick for her significant other: Self Edge x Imperial = SEXI14 Indigo ($360) – buy it at Self Edge.

 

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Jackie’s pick for herself: Rag & Bone Legging in Goetz Print () – buy it at Rag & Bone.

Jackie’s pick for her significant other: 7 For All Mankind relaxed fit in Gardiner Distressed ($209) – buy it at 7 For All Mankind.

 

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Sarah’s pick for herself: Elizabeth and James “Collins” Slouchy Jeans ($112) – buy it at Shopbop.

Sarah’s pick for her significant other: Levi’s 501 1966 “Shrink to Fit” Straight Jeans ($270) – buy it at Mr. Porter.

 

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Kathy’s pick for herself: Mother Denim The Looker Metallic Mid Rise Skinny Jeans ($225) – buy it at Net-a-Porter.

Kathy’s pick for her significant other: Nudie Jeans Co. Sharp Bengt Dry Orange Selvage ($275) – buy it at Nudie Jeans Co.

 

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Brie’s pick for herself: Tripp NYC The Patch Jean ($70) – buy it at Karma Loop.

Brie’s pick for her significant other: Edun Straight Leg Pants ($136) – buy it at Ssense.

 

Hopefully Santa sees this… *wink wink*

—DT Staff

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Posted Dec 12 2011 in Ask the Denim Stylist » Denim Therapy

Eco-Friendly Brand Edun for Sale on Earth Day


In honor of Earth Day, The eco-friendly brand Edun is for sale today until Sunday on Swirl, one of our favorite places to score discounted clothes and accessories for cheap. This sustainable line was begun by none other than U2′s front man Bono and his wife Ali Hewson. Aside from saving the earth, we love looking awesome while doing it, and Edun’s jeans are a one way ticket to style-town. Jeans are marked down to under $50, and other separates go even lower. Several brands are up on the site in honor of earth week, including the organic line Loomstate and incredible handbag line Matt & Nat (all of their accessories are created from plastic soda bottles and other recycled materials). Also for sale, Baggu re-usable grocery bags and super-chic backpacks, and Coyuchi linens. So get shopping, and feel good about it!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Apr 22 2011 in Buys Under $100 » Denim Buys

AW 2011 Menswear Round Up Part 1


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Posted Jan 25 2011 in Denim Menswear » Runway

Edun’s Out of Africa Website Relaunch


Edun, the 100% organic, sustainable and ethically conscious fashion label founded by Ali Hewson (wife of Bono of rock band U2) is relaunching their website featuring products that benefit communities in Africa, including school children in Kenya.

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Available are t-shirts with hand-drawn pictures from the children of Kibera, Kenya.  100% of the proceeds from these t-shirts will go to fund school needs such as food, healthcare and financial assistance.

Black and white graphic tees are part of “Grow To Sew”, an initiative by Edun, which apire to make African garments a sustainable industry.  The proceeds will benefit the Conservation Cotton Initiative, which supports greater investment in sustainable and ethical production, fair trade and organic farming.

Hewson held a launch party for Edun’s pre-fall menswear capsule collection at Bloomingdale’s in NewYork last Wednesday.  And for the women’s collection, continuing with the trend of patchwork jeans (also found on the runways of Chloe, Cheap Monday, Gap, Ralph Lauren, to name a few) and military styles, the pre-fall collection of Edun includes military-green jackets, adorable hemp short-suits, indigo-colored patchwork jeans, super soft tees, lightweight anoraks, and ruffled skirts. Edun will relaunch women’s at Barneys New York this week, and at Liberty of London and Merci in Paris later this month.  And the company’s new designer, Sharon Wauchob, will debut her designs for Edun on the runways of New York in September.

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–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Jun 07 2010 in Uncategorized

Mission Impossible?


Not for these designers, who are all about profit sharing.  Even with the economy hitting rock bottom these fashion humanitarians help to make the world a better place . Giving back is always in vogue. 

 

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Edun Meteor Straight Leg – Phantom, $150

EDUN was founded by Ali Hewson and Bono.  EDUN is a for-profit business ??“ founded on the premise of trade as a means of building sustainable communities in developing countries to help foster economic growth rather than provide charity.

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Bulgari Sterling Silver Ring, $290

Bulgari has created two special rings for their 125th year anniversary, of which $60 will go to Save the Children’s “Rewrite the Future” campaign. Made of sterling silver, the rings pay tribute to Sotirio Bulgari, the company’s founder who began as a silversmith in the 1800s, and feature Save the Children’s logo engraved on the inside.    Buy It!



 

lilly-pulitzer-brooke-tunicLilly Pulitzer Brooke Printed Caftan, $268

Designed by Brooke Shields for Lilly Pulitzer, the ‘Brooke Printed Caftan’ epitomizes casual glamour for the “mommy and me” look.  Part of the limited-edition Colorful Cause collection in celebration of Lilly Pulitzer’s 50th jubilee.  Great on the beach, lounging around the house or over a pair of skinny jeans on it’s own or with a low slung belt.

Buy It!

 

 

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Nanette Lepore linen Helio dress, $350

A fresh bohemian tunic dress great by itself or over a pair of jeans or  leggings.  Twenty percent of the proceeds go to Global Green, which combats climate change.

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Posted Jun 11 2009 in Denim Fashion

Denim Deals: Earth Day Shopping


FORM & FAUNA Denim Wedge.

FORM & FAUNA Denim Penny Wedge.






As today, April 22, 2009, is Earth Day, so many companies are taking advantage of the spirit of this occasion.  To some, Earth Day means a new commitment to being a “greener” consumer.  Here is a roundup of some eco-friendly, sustainable and green deals related and complementary to the world of denim:

Gilt Groupe EDUN Men’s Jeans Sale – $58-68. (Ends 4/24 Midnight EDT)

EDUN‘s Online Store Sale – Women’s jeans slashed down to $85 and up; Men’s Jeans $90 and up.

EDUN Earth Day special edition “Bee Tees” to raise awareness of the plight of the honeybees, available at Anthropologie, $58. (SOURCE)

DEL FORTE DENIM Sabine jean.

DEL FORTE DENIM Sabine jean.

Love your well-loved jeans?  Can’t bare to throw them out?  Let Denim Therapy resurrect those ripped, holey, thrashed denim.  It’s the sustainable thing to do.  At $7/per inch, it’s a bargain to repair your favorite pair of jeans.  International shipping available.

DEL FORTE DENIM Organic Cotton Sabine jean, $115, available at Green Loop.

LOOMSTATE for Target collection with clothing made from 100% organic cotton, available now through May 16 for Women’s Collection ($26.99-$39.99) and June 20 for Men’s Collection ($27.99). (SOURCE)

GOOD SOCIETY Jeans, available at REVOLVE CLOTHING.

GOOD SOCIETY Jeans, available at REVOLVE CLOTHING.

GOOD SOCIETY fair trade Bootcut in Evanston jeans, $53 at Revolve Clothing.
GOOD SOCIETY jeans, many available at Tobi from $65 and up.

LEVI’S Eco Collection. Cheap, stylish and a classic brand. Save additional 40% off on the Low Skinny 531?„? Jeans in Luella (white), $59.50 ($35.70 after discount).

ELEMENT men’s Green Jean, $80, available at SWELL.

FAIR INDIGO Fair Trade jeans, on sale for $39.50, available at Fair Indigo.

FORM & FAUNA shoes, made from sustainable and renewable material. The Yellow Peacock shoe, $191, available at Embodies. The denim Penny Wedge, $82.50 (size 9.5 only), available at Kaight Shop.

CERTIFIED Jeans, made in the USA of 100% organic cotton, $68-$88.

LEVI'S Eco Low Skinny 531 in Luella.

LEVI'S Eco Low Skinny 531 in Luella.











Was there a deal missing from this Earth Day list you’d like to add?  Add your Earth Day Deal to our comments box.  Earth Day celebrations and shopping events are all week long!

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Apr 22 2009 in Denim Therapy
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