Jeans have been the solution whenever one is in doubt as to what should be worn. Since the 1800s when they made their appearance, jeans have been donned by men and women, rich and poor, the common and the elite alike. The pants exude sex-appeal, independence, strength and work-ethic. They also suit a casual and comfortable attitude. The jeans have now become more attractive with a new attribute – that of being eco-friendly. Jeans have historically been good for the environment for they are durable and need very less number of washes. A new crop of jeans made completely of organic and recycled materials has arrived in the market in a big way.
M2F Indie Skinny
The Indie Skinny from M2F is a tribute to the classic and delicate silhouette that a woman embodies. It has been made from buttery soft fabric and accented with vintage details. It has a comfortable rise and is a slim fit through the hips, thighs and knees. With an 8 inches front rise, 30 inches inseam and 5 inches leg opening, the fit seems just perfect. The best news is that the Indie pink color has been obtained by a toxin-free, eco-friendly dyeing process. Fit for rough and tough usage, these jeans are also heavy savers as far as water and energy are concerned. That ups the ‘green’ quotient!
Revelation – Sky Blue
The color of the jeans seems so expansive and peaceful and yet the jeans itself has a very slim and tapering leg. Made with imported materials, it is constituted by 98 percent organic cotton and 2 percent of elastane. The fabric is easy to wash and the company recommends even bathing with it on, using a little extra shampoo for the pant! The jeans lends a cool, casual look to the wearer and comes in size 27. This means that the front rise is 6 3/4 inches (that is medium-low waisted for you), the hip is 36 3/4 inches while the inseam is 34 inches. In case you choose to use the washing machine, cold water and gentle soap would be sufficient.
‘Monkee Genes’ seems mischievous and playful and they have been famed for their skinny fit offerings. Another strong selling point of these jeans is that they have been cut, stretched and finished in organic cotton. A fresh and vibrant approach to designing can be seen in the over-dyed, skinny jeans that are up on the offer. Certified by the Soil Association organic standard, Monkee Genes has been methodical and meticulous in maintaining its ethical standards and moral responsibilities towards the environment. It promotes fashion with a conscience and these jeans are no exception to the rule. They are of a super-skinny cut, low-rise with five pockets and a big button fastening in front of the waistband.
High Kai from Nudie Jeans
Nudie Jeans has put in its highest and slimmest silhouettes into the High Kai. It deserves a high five simply for the materials that it has made use of in designing these pants. The High Kai has been constituted 68 percent from organic cotton, 29 percent from recycled cotton and 3 percent from elastane. That is what one would call an eco-friendly pant. Since the pants have been designed in a really small size, it would be a good idea to go in for one size larger during purchase. Sizes 25-34 have a waist of 12.5 inches, front rise of 10 inches, 5.5 inches at the knee, 9 inches at the thighs and the standard 5.5 inches leg openings. It is recommended to wear the jeans for at least 6 months before the first wash for best aging results.
Colored Skinnys from Reuse Jeans
Features Reuse has arrived with brightly and sprightly colored skinny jeans which definitely have ‘green’ high in their list of attributes. Made from 70 percent recycled cotton, 28 percent new cotton and 2 percent spandex, these jeans arrive with an inseam of 34 inches. The 4-way stretch denim ensures that the pant fits and hugs you at the right places. The jeans come in six colors and all are bright, cheerful ones.