7 Eco-Friendly Denim Brands Every Guy Needs to Check Out

Eco-Fashion, Men's Fashion

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Gents, we found the best eco-friendly jean / denim brands to fill your wardrobe. Oh, and #FuckFastFashion.

Eco friendly fashion, the slow fashion movement, ethical clothing. You’ve heard all the buzz terminology, but what does it actually mean?

Slow fashion is all about ethically created and sustainably sourced clothing. Consumers across the globe are embracing this new trend in fashion. Does it have staying power, though?

It needs to. The fast fashion industry, including popular stores like Forever 21 which churn out mass-made clothing at an alarming rate, pollutes the earth. That makes it a big contributor to global warming.

The power to save the earth by supporting eco friendly clothing brands starts with you. Read up on these seven sustainable jean brands every guy out there needs to know about!

If you’re on the hunt for quality, look no further than Bluer Denim. Every single element of Bluer Denim jeans is sourced in the U.S.

The cotton is grown in Georgia. The buttons are made in North Carolina. The zippers are made in Kentucky.

Once Bluer Denim sources all the pieces, the jeans are hand-made in Los Angeles. The factory uses only ozone-friendly laundry processes, too.

The buck doesn’t stop once the jeans are made, either. Bluer Denim believes in the second part of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” mantra more than most. When you buy a new pair of jeans from Bluer Denim, they ask that you bring in an old pair to donate.

Once you’ve donated your jeans, they’ll pass them on to someone in need. Not only that, but you’ll also get a $15 credit to their shop. Score.

Price Range

$95 – $145

There’s a lot to love about Warp+Weft. First of all, they’re incredibly focused on sustainability in their production.

You might think that just because their textile factory is humongous, there’s no way it concerns itself with sustainability. Wrong. It’s actually one of the most sustainable in the world.

A normal pair of jeans takes about 1,500 gallons of water to product. At Warp+Weft’s factory, it takes only ten gallons. Not only that, but 98% of the water used gets treated and recycled.

They also use U.S.-sourced raw cotton, and German Liquid Indigo whenever they can. It’s a super eco friendly dye that only twelve mills on earth currently use, which puts Warp+Weft among the sustainable elite.

Price Range

$74 – $98




Finding sustainable men’s clothing that suits your specific style can be difficult. Some brands only offer one cut of jean, and maybe that’s not your look.

ReDEW8 has got you covered. They feature four great cuts of men’s denim to suit even the most discerning of tastes.

Their funky names are eye-catching, too. The Råk is a slim skinny, the Örn a more feminine skinny, the Ravin a slim straight, and the Björk a modern cut with a tapered leg. Whether you want to show off those calves or not, ReDEW8’s got you covered.

They’re all about giving back to Mother Earth, too. At the end of each year, ReDEW8 donates 25% of profits to their ReDEW foundation. This foundation’s goal? To take care of endangered species and their habitats.

That’s a purchase you can feel good about.

Price Range

$130 – $155

Have you ever seen the little red cross-stitch that Apolis marks all its products with? Ever wonder what it’s for?

It stands for the fact that Apolis cares about its manufacturers just as much as its consumers. Apolis is a fantastic and affordable fair trade clothing company that makes some of the best jeans on the eco friendly clothing market today. Bonus: they have eco friendly t-shirts, too.

Their denim is 100% cotton, and comes from the legendary North Carolinian Cone Mills plant. Cone Mills is the only remaining selvage denim maker in the country. They dye all their denim naturally, creating gorgeous and unique fades over time.

Oh, and did we mention they’re also 100% American made?

Price Range

$118

Here’s the skinny on DL1961’s jeans: they’re comfortable as all get-out.

Their premium cotton is hand-chosen and ethically sourced, but it’s not the only ingredient in their legendary denim. A dash of polyester and a sprinkle of lycra make these the yoga pants of men’s denim (except nicer looking).

Their fibers are antibacterial and breathable, which means these jeans are great for long days out. Other jeans would get hot and uncomfortable, but these bad boys will stay comfy all day.

They’re also, of course, mindfully made. DL1961 commits themselves to sustainability, energy efficiency, and innovative manufacturing practices.

Price Range

$125 –  $178




Outerknown makes a modern, slim jean that’s stylish enough to wear to a trendy bar yet comfortable enough to wear on an airplane.

Outerknown commits themselves to sustainability. They certify all their jeans as fair trade, and they only partner up with others in the industry that share this same commitment.

They cut and sew all their denim in Vietnam at the Saitex factory, which is one of the top sustainable denim factories on earth. Their lifetime guarantee also embodies their commitment-if your jeans wear out or tear, OuterKnown will replace or repair them at no cost.

It gets better, too. Once you’re all done with your OuterKnown jeans, you can send them back to be upcycled into useful material, like housing insulation. Reuse, indeed.

Price Range

$128 –  $148

In your search for ethical fashion, you’ll likely come across some brands that are all talk. Mud Jeans isn’t one of them.

They’re committed to innovation, which means they’re always on the prowl for new and better ways to dye their jeans sustainably. Currently, their jeans get their color through ozone and laser only-no chemicals or water are used at all.

They also care about the hands that make their product. They’ve even gone so far as to pay a visit to their Tunisian factory, Yousstex International, as a team to see how the sausage gets made. They loved the family feel of the workplace, and are proud to support it.

Did we mention that their jeans are made with at least 23% post-consumer recycled cotton, too?

Price Range

$135

Now that you’ve read up on the some of the best eco-friend denim brands for you gents out there. You’re ready to go forth and make a difference in the world. You’re armed with your choices. Make them wisely.

Want to talk more about eco-friendly fashion or anything else on your mind? Get in touch! We love to talk about all things indie garb-related!

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