Designer denim, classic cuts, and on-trend styles meet sustainability, transparency, and conscious production. From design to production to your closet, these brands are doing the work so you can feel good while looking good. Read on for three of our favorite Mother-Earth Approved denim brands (and outfits that make them oh-so-worth-it). And while you’re it, don’t forget, we’ve organized all the sustainable brands on Behold here so you can discover the best in the category without sacrificing style.


Every pair of CQY (pronounced “koi”) jeans has an impeccable fit and is 100% Made in L.A., with good-for-the-planet materials and production. Designer denim with responsible cotton practices, the use of tencel and recycled plyester, and ethical and sustainable suppliers = win, win, if you ask us. These versatile cropped jeans partner perfectly with a neutral sweater and colorful accessories to make a not-so-subtle statement. The look is modern, cool and inspiring, just like CQY’s commitment to the Earth and the community.

Wes Crop Jeans in Sincere by CQY; Vanguard Sunglasses by Lowercase; Evie Embroidered Top by Nili Lotan; Midi Sac by Clare V. (shop similar style); Mildred Classic Pumps, Gray Matters.


Transparency from start to finish – that’s the core of Triarchy. With their meticulous measurement of total environmental impact, responsibly farmed fibers, sustainable products and dyed fabrics, fair employee wages, and their support of human and animal rights, you can feel good while still looking your coolest. This season, light wash denim is a must and these from Triarchy are a perfect pair. Worth with a pretty pink knit and tonal loafers, you’ll look fresh and ready for Spring.

Medium Indigo Tapered Leg Jeans by Triarchy; Beirut Sunglasses by Prism; Lianne Sweater by A.L.C.; Monti Sand Loafers by ATP Atelier; Montalcino Candy Pink Mini handbag by ATP Atelier.

E.L.V. Denim

UK Based E.L.V. Denim takes all your unwanted jeans destined for the landfill and turns them into the denim of your dreams. Each jean has the lowest carbon footprint possible while still supporting local businesses and communities. Their ethos of zero waste is adhered to throughout the entire process, from sourching to washing, to creating to detailing. Looking for a look as unique as you are? Trade in your standard straight-leg for these high waisted jeans made from a set of two similar vintage styles. Complete the look with a white blazer, colored crop top and neutral accessories.

Dark Blue Match Straight Leg Jeans by E.L.V. Denim; Henry Jacket by Nili Lotan; Lennyn Top by A.L.C.; Carmen Terra Ankle Strap Heels by ATP Atelier; Lune Shopper Miel Grain by Aesther Ekme.

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