FAQ Ecological

Here you will find all information about our ecological approach and materials we use to produce our jeans.

1. Natural Materials : We have managed to make our jeans entirely from 100% natural, organic materials. Theoretically, our jeans are completely compostable, without indigestible residual materials. We use natural raw materials (99%) and you will not encounter metals that are normally found in jeans, such as aluminum, copper, brass and steel for buttons, rivets, and zippers.

2. Denim Cotton :

  • Italian Denim : The denim we use is 100% cotton. From the Italian weaving mill Candiani, we have different types of denim that are BCI cotton , Gots cotton or Regenagri cotton .
  • Japanese Denim : We also use Japanese denim. Our Japanese denim consists of 100% GOTS-certified cotton. We also have non-certified Japanese denim.

Because we are a small company, we have little influence on the denim mills. It is up to them to choose ecological cotton and sustainable production processes. We buy the materials in which we have the most confidence. Belgian linen would be ideal, locally spun, dyed and woven (for the future?).

3. Pocket lining : The pocket lining is 100% cotton, without polyester blend, so our pockets do not cause microplastics when the pants are thrown away.

4. Stitching thread : For the stitching thread, we use 100%  linen (UK) that was originally used in the leather industry. This yarn is stronger than the usual polyester yarn, which can also cause microplastics. For seams that do not have to withstand extreme forces, we use 100% cotton thread or Lyocel thread .

5. Buttons : Our buttons are made from Corozo, also called vegetable ivory , which was used long before the advent of plastic buttons. These knots are made from the nuts of the Phytelephas .

6. RAW Jeans : We deliver our jeans unwashed, RAW. We do not wash or chemically or mechanically process our jeans to imitate wear. It is irresponsible to deliberately weaken good jeans to create an imitation that often doesn't even look like a natural wear. This link explains RAW . The real wear occurs after intensive use for one year, which provides an authentic and unique look.

7. Customer Care : We promote washing raw denim jeans "as little as possible", which makes the authenticity of the natural wear even more beautiful and pronounced over time. At this link, you can learn how to treat your jeans.

8. No Stretch Fabrics and the Stretch Dilemma : We do NOT offer stretch fabrics at this time. Elastic fabrics are widely used in clothing, including denim. Most elastic fabrics contain elastomers (such as Lycra), with an elastomer filament spun into each thread (picture below). This raises the question of where your jeans end up after disposal and whether they contribute to microplastic pollution.

no elastomers in Godfrieds jeans

We strive to keep our jeans completely free of these materials, to minimize our impact on the environment. It is not yet clear how this will be separated in recycling processes.

At Godfrieds Jeans, we believe in creating high-quality jeans with attention to the environment and sustainability.

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