7 Affordable Eco-Friendly + Sustainable Jeans

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written by:  Brightly Staff

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Whether sustainable or not, jeans can often be pretty pricey. We’ve decided to make a list of our favorite eco- and cost-friendly jeans. With these durable jeans, you won’t have to sacrifice quality or sustainability for a low price tag.


1. Target Universal Thread Skinny Jeans

Price:

$20

Our Take:

Target's Universal Thread Collection is a Fair Trade certified line that focuses on sustainability. The denim is mostly sustainably sourced from materials like recycled polyester and ethically-sourced cotton. What's also nice about these jeans is that Target has at least one store in every single state, including Washington D.C., so chances are that they are accessible for you.


2. Warp + Weft High Rise Jeans

Price:

$80

Our Take:

Warp + Weft minimizes the amount of water they use in their jeans: the company uses 10 gallons of water per pair compared to the usual 1,500 gallons used on conventional jeans. They also produce their jeans in eco-friendly mills. The company offers a wide array of jeans sizes ranging from plus size to petite to maternity.


3. Mott & Bow Mid-Rise Skinny

Price:

$96

Our Take:

Mott & Bow has a neat "home try-on" program where the company sends you the two pairs of jeans that are closest to your size so you can find the one that is right for you. Once you try them on, you can send back the other pair for free to avoid waste. Also, the company has a vertically-integrated, transparent family-owned manufacturing system.


4. Prana London Jean

Price:

$99

Our Take:

Prana is a cruelty-free, Fair Trade certified business. The company works with bluesign®-systems to reduce the number of harmful chemicals that end up in the oceans and air. Additionally, Prana is working to fully remove plastic from all of their shipments by 2021.


5. Patagonia Button-Front Slim Denim

Price:

$119

Our Take:

Patagonia is a Fair Trade certified company and a certified B-Corp. They are leaders in the world of conscious consumerism and actively use this leadership to lend their voice to the fight against climate change. The company's website is very transparent and detailed about the sourcing of all fabrics used. Like Prana, Patagonia also has bluesign® certification on many of its garments.


6. ABLE High Rise Straight Denim

Price:

$128

Our Take:

These jeans are authentically handmade in Mexico. What's awesome about ABLE is that the company publishes employee wage details on the company website to ensure that their employees are being paid and treated fairly.


7. Honorable Mention: Levi's WellThread RibCage Straight

Price:

$128

Our Take:

These jeans are a part of Levi's most sustainable collection: Levi’s WellThread™ Collection. This collection uses all recyclable fabrics and is made with Water Less® techniques to reduce water waste. Plus, Levi's is now consistently encouraging consumers to go green and championing the idea of circular fashion. Levi's has partnered with the Blue Jeans Go Green program by Cotton Incorporated to repurpose denim into home insulation.

1. Target Universal Thread Skinny Jeans

Price:

$20

Our Take:

Target's Universal Thread Collection is a Fair Trade certified line that focuses on sustainability. The denim is mostly sustainably sourced from materials like recycled polyester and ethically-sourced cotton. What's also nice about these jeans is that Target has at least one store in every single state, including Washington D.C., so chances are that they are accessible for you.


2. Warp + Weft High Rise Jeans

Price:

$80

Our Take:

Warp + Weft minimizes the amount of water they use in their jeans: the company uses 10 gallons of water per pair compared to the usual 1,500 gallons used on conventional jeans. They also produce their jeans in eco-friendly mills. The company offers a wide array of jeans sizes ranging from plus size to petite to maternity.


3. Mott & Bow Mid-Rise Skinny

Price:

$96

Our Take:

Mott & Bow has a neat "home try-on" program where the company sends you the two pairs of jeans that are closest to your size so you can find the one that is right for you. Once you try them on, you can send back the other pair for free to avoid waste. Also, the company has a vertically-integrated, transparent family-owned manufacturing system.


4. Prana London Jean

Price:

$99

Our Take:

Prana is a cruelty-free, Fair Trade certified business. The company works with bluesign®-systems to reduce the number of harmful chemicals that end up in the oceans and air. Additionally, Prana is working to fully remove plastic from all of their shipments by 2021.


5. Patagonia Button-Front Slim Denim

Price:

$119

Our Take:

Patagonia is a Fair Trade certified company and a certified B-Corp. They are leaders in the world of conscious consumerism and actively use this leadership to lend their voice to the fight against climate change. The company's website is very transparent and detailed about the sourcing of all fabrics used. Like Prana, Patagonia also has bluesign® certification on many of its garments.


6. ABLE High Rise Straight Denim

Price:

$128

Our Take:

These jeans are authentically handmade in Mexico. What's awesome about ABLE is that the company publishes employee wage details on the company website to ensure that their employees are being paid and treated fairly.


7. Honorable Mention: Levi's WellThread RibCage Straight

Price:

$128

Our Take:

These jeans are a part of Levi's most sustainable collection: Levi’s WellThread™ Collection. This collection uses all recyclable fabrics and is made with Water Less® techniques to reduce water waste. Plus, Levi's is now consistently encouraging consumers to go green and championing the idea of circular fashion. Levi's has partnered with the Blue Jeans Go Green program by Cotton Incorporated to repurpose denim into home insulation.




written by:  Brightly Staff

editor's note:

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