SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

MATERIALS

Every fabric we use is selected with the best considerations, our main goal is to produce 'Quality inspired goods', products that are well made and will last. 

There are more ways to select materials with a conscious; 

Deadstock

Since our first collection, we buy deadstock fabrics in Japan.

We basically have to work with what they had left, so no new production has to be made for and the old stock materials are finally given a purpose.

Maybe this is the most fun way to create capsule collections as you never know what you will be making until you walk into the fabric warehouse

Recycled & Organic

More and more we try to select fabrics that are made from either one or a combination. Our SS20 tee's and poloshirts are made from a 50% recycled cotton and 50% organic cotton material

BCI cotton

All our garments when not recycled or origanic, are made from BCI cotton. 

 Upcycling

Each season we create a limited new fabric from all warehouse left overs, cut them up in small squares and made blankets to cut our patterns out. This SS20 season we made in a short sleeve shirt and loose chino short.

 

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MANUFACTURING

Made in Portugal

A big range of our t-shirts & sweaters and jackets are made in Portugal, in modern factories made by people who love their job, the factory works with renewable energy and transportation time is short. 

Made local

With ‘made local’ we mean that we produce the garments as close to the fabric Mill source.

All around the world beautiful fabrics are being made and it does not make sense to ship fabrics 8000 miles to a Portuguese factory just to say ‘made in Portugal’.

So we choose to work with local factories that have the same work ethics as we expect from all our suppliers.

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Sustainable Packaging

From our first jeans collection in 2015 till now, all jeans are packed and shipped in re-uasable cotton tote bags, it was an expensive choice not to use plastic polybags, but became a small succes. 

Per 2019 our NOOS tee's are packed in a beautiful reusable display package made from a biodegradable material: link: https://fashionunited.nl/nieuws/mode/denim-lab-introduceert-nieuw-assortiment-t-shirts/2019073143204

 

Have any questions? please email us at info@denimlab.nl