If you’ve tried to shop for jeans that are not made in a sweatshop, and made with organic and/or fair trade materials, then you know that they’re not easy to find sometimes. Unless you live in a fashion mecca like New York or Paris, you’re going to have the roll the dice and buy a pair online.
The problem with this, at least for me, is that I’ve never been able to find an eco jean designer that has the kind of cut I want. That is, super skinny. Until now. Just today I stumbled onto an ethical jean designer that makes super cool eco jeans. Let me introduce you to Monkee Genes.
Why These Ethical Jeans Are Awesome
Monkee Genes is an awesome company.
First, they use organic and eco fabrics.
Second, none of their jeans are produced with sweatshop labor. Their motto: No Blood, No Sweat, No Tears.
Third, since 2008 Monkee Genes has been awarded the Soil Association organic standard and the Global Organic Textile Standard. This means they’re not only doing a good job protecting the environment, but they’re also considering every single step in their sourcing and manufacturing process. They consider everyone, from the people who pick the cotton on up to the people sewing the jeans, and they make sure they’re paid fairly and treated well. Monkee Jeans is the only jean label to have this accreditation.
So, not only is the company itself awesome, but their jeans are awesome. I wish so much I was in England, where they’re based, so I could try these on and buy a pair! Just, salivate with me a bit and take a look at their uber cool jeans:
So, yes. The company is amazing, and their jeans are stylish, ethical and chock full of awesomeness.
Are they cheap? No. You and I both know what happens when you buy cheap…you’re paying for cheap materials and horrific cheap labor. Monkee Jeans are pricier than some jeans, however, not as much as you might think. You can tell they’re exceptionally well made and will last a really, really long time. If the exchange rate wasn’t so awful right now I’d buy a pair. Delight! However, if you’re across the pond then you might want to check Monkee Jeans out.
Filed under: Eco Fashion on June 29th, 2011