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.
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.
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.
Flowy, relaxed trousers and denim are the perfect step up from the reigning sweats and leggings of 2020. Tailored yet loose, they’re comfortable, cool, and effortless. You’re guaranteed to feel confident and a little bit elegant with this new elongated silhouette.
An extra breezy feel to an already flowy silhouette, this linen trouser from Rails is the epitome of summer style. Paired with a neutral top and accessories, the look is sophisticated but relaxed.
The Boyfriend Jean
Forever on trend, the boyfriend jean gets a slightly slouchier look this season. This pair from E.L.V. Denim sits high on your waist, giving the illusion of longer legs (win!). Bonus, this pair is sustainable and part of the brand’s zero-waste initiative (double win!). A feminine peach crop sweater and chunky heels streamlines the look.
This bold pant from Brochu Walker is made of luxurious Japanese textured liquid satin, giving it a fluid movement that lets you flow through your day with ease. The wide, palazzo leg and adjustable waist give comfort while the pop of color elevates the look.
Sailing the seas conjures the ideal image of chic comfort: linen flowing in the breeze, nautical stripes exuding casual confidence. These belted linen pants from Rails accomplish this exact feel and you’ll never want to take them off. Toned down with sneakers and a tee, you can go from the seas to the street with ease.