Check out this video of Raleigh Denim‘s Fall 2013 presentation. Raleigh Denim‘s FW13 presentation was the perfect sequel to their last spring showing. Each season they edge a bit more towards crisply tailored sportswear and Americana-inspired looks that modern and sleek. Designers Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko understand that their customer wants a combination of classic concepts and cutting edge style, which can be seen in each ensemble below. Our favorite looks included bleached, overdyed stone grey women’s jeans, a two-tone wax canvas jacket, washed wax coated jeans, and a blue tweed deconstructed blazer.
Levi’s has introduced a collection of denim incorporating post-consumer waste, specifically recycled plastic bottles and food trays. Each Levi’s Waste<Lessproduct will include a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer recycled content, or, on average, eight 12 to 20-ounce bottles per jean. The line will include both men and women’s denim styles for the upcoming spring season. This new initiative represents the n ext chapter in the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable design.
“From the beginning, we have designed our products with purpose and intent. By adding value to waste, we hope to change the way people think about recycling, ultimately incentivizing them to do more of it,” said James Curleigh, global president of the Levi’s brand. “This collection proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality, comfort or style to give an end a new beginning.”
Spring 2013 for Nudie Jeans Co. means bold colors like burnt lemon yellow, teal, and rich maroon. Colored denim for men is making a big comeback through hues specifically catered to dudes. Nudie is making a “sartorial statement of the brand’s culture, bringing vibrant color and fun to your wardrobe. Each jean will live the wearers life, bleed and fade just like any denim wash.” Additionally, a classic range of organic blue jeans ranging in color from light-wash white to deep indigo are available.
See our favorite picks from the spring 2013 collection below:
Raleigh Denim‘s FW13 presentation was the perfect sequel to their last spring showing. Each season they edge a bit more towards crisply tailored sportswear and Americana-inspired looks that modern and sleek. Designers Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko understand that their customer wants a combination of classic concepts and cutting edge style, which can be seen in each ensemble below. Our favorite looks included bleached, overdyed stone grey women’s jeans, a two-tone wax canvas jacket, washed wax coated jeans, and a blue tweed deconstructed blazer.
G-Star’s RAW Sustainable line speaks to those who look for 100% organic cotton and sustainable denim which “seeks to minimize environmental impact without sacrificing style.” The RAW Organic range items only use natural manufacturing processes, minimizing the need for pesticides and other pollutants. For Spring/Summer 2012, the collection shows a heavy nautical-meets-utility wear influence, while maintaining feminine silhouettes by sourcing classic fits such as a high-waist Navy Flare, Navy Short and Navy Pencil Skirt. If you’re looking for Earth Day friendly denim, then add this eco-conscious collection to your list.
When we first told you about Industry Of All Nations, we knew we were dealing with a rare breed. This is a brand born from the concept of utilizing deeply woven concerns for environment, community, and fair trade in their process. We knew there was something special about their gorgeous hand-dyed organic denim fibers, their nickel-free rivets, their electricity-free hand-looms… and their efforts at developing a sustainable denim industry in South East India. And after we had a chat with them at the Capsule trade show in NYC this past September, it’s obvious that this earth-conscious, community-rich concept is only the beginning.
On top of common sense, innovative products like their 100% natural African material-made sneakers or their biodegradable high-top espadrilles (hell, even their sold-out Panamericana chair has us rethinking what we’re sitting on), they’re releasing a line of beautiful hand-dyed colored denim skirts for spring 2012. When we previewed the line, it was presented alongside spring 2011′s hand-woven Argentinean cotton belts (dubbed the Faja—we scored one, and love it) and a range of men’s organic selvedge jeans. The denim, all made in India, was so rich in color and texture, it was obvious no typical mass production methods were employed in bringing it to life.
The spring 2012 denim skirts are all-natural, so there’s zero stretch. But whether your preference is a spandex blend or raw denim, you’ll probably agree that the styling possibilities for these beauties are off the charts. This collection is proof that sustainable, earth-conscious clothing with community roots is closing in on fashion-forward, and becoming indistinguishable in terms of aesthetic and styling potential. Industry of All Nations is helping this become a reality. Exciting, aint it?