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PURE PRODUCTION

100% ORGANIC COTTON

We like to keep things clear and transparent. Transparency is the first step towards a sustainable supply chain. If you know where your products are produced, you can start to improve practices throughout the chain. We’re proud to work with every single one of our partners. That’s why we choose to explicitly name and explain all of our suppliers below.

Our suppliers are also submitted to the Open Apparel Registry and we have committed to the Transparency Pledge. Read more about this here. In line with this pledge you can download a searchable supplier list of our current suppliers below. We will update both at least bi-annually. If you want to learn more about our journey towards a more sustainable future, download our latest Sustainability Report below.

OUR PRODUCTION PARTNERS

MATERIALS

GAMA - RECYCLED FIBRES

LOCATION – Baspinar, Turkey
WORKERS – 89
PRODUCTS – Recycled fibres
CERTIFICATION – GRS
WEBSITE – gamaiplik.com

We strive to use more and more (post-consumer) recycled fibres in our pure goods. To make old discarded and worn-out denims into new regenerated jeans, you need to shred them into small pieces until the garments have turned back to fibres again.

To make Post-Consumer Recycled Denim (PCRD) you need knowledgeable partners. Gama is our shredding partner and the largest regenerative yarn producer of Turkey. Most of these PCRD fibres come from discarded Turkish denim, but Gama also shreds the Dutch denim we collect. Besides, they’re specialised in recycling old PET-bottles into new recycled polyester fibres. They’re located close to and are a long-time partner of Bossa, one of our Turkish denim mills that supplies us with PCRD fabrics. On their website you can see how much old garment & PET-bottles they have turned into fibres this day, this month and this year!

LENZING - MAN-MADE MATERIALS

LOCATION – Different facilities, Austria, Czech Republik and others.
WORKERS – A lot
PRODUCTS – Man-made materials
CERTIFICATION – EU Ecolabel, ISO 140001, OEKO-TEX, OHSAS 18001, RCS
WEBSITE – lenzing.com

All man-made fibres we use are by the hands of the people of Lenzing. Because, if you want to go more sustainable with your fibres, Lenzing is the way to go. Their production process has actually won multiple innovation awards and their lyocell is so common, that their fibre name Tencel has become a synonym. Their fibres are certified by multiple standards like, EU Ecolabel and OEKO-TEX 100.

Lenzing has a big commitment to circularity and tries to implement this in everything they do. Thas is why they produce their fibres in closed loop systems, reusing all that is possible and repurposing all that can't be reused. All wood they use to make their fibres comes from sustainably managed forests. From their circular mindset they've also started to us cotton scraps as a resource for their Refibra fibres. Their ultimate goal is to use post-consumer clothing, to fully close the loop. One thing is certain: Lenzing is part of the positive change that is going on in the fashion industry.

MONTANA - LEATHER

LOCATION – Ponte a Egola, Italy
WORKERS – 26
PRODUCTS – Leather hides
CERTIFICATION – Consorzio Pelle al Vegetale, Leather Working Group, ZDHC
WEBSITE – montana.it

The leather used for our belts comes from Montana, a tanner in Tuscany. Montana is a family-owned company with over 20 years of experience in vegetable tanning. Being member of the Leather Working Group this tanner is audited on social and environmental topics, such as chemicals (conform ZDHC), energy use, (waste)water, traceability and housekeeping.

Montana is also part of the ‘Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale’ together with 20 other Tuscany tanneries. Also known as the ‘Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium’ in English. Since 1994, these tanneries committed to upholding the heritage of genuine Italian leather, Vachetta, produced following the traditional methods for vegetable tanning.

FABRICS

ATATEKS - CHINO FABRICS

LOCATION – Denizli, Turkey
WORKERS – 210
PRODUCTS – Woven fabrics
CERTIFICATION – GOTS, GRS, OCS & RCS
WEBSITE –atatekstil.com

Atateks is a woven fabric supplier and a close contact with SARP jeans. They produce the fabrics for our chino styles. The company was founded in 1995 and at that time started with 24 picanol weaving machines, nowadays they have over 155 optimax weaving machinery and have build knowledge specifically on fabrics for shirts, outerwear and trousers.

In their facility they work on operating as environmentally conscious as possible, reducing waste streams and emissions where possible. The Atateks fabrics Kuyichi uses are GOTS certified, but they also produce fabrics with recycled fibres under GRS certificate.

AVELANA - TOPS FABRICS

LOCATION – Abade de Neiva, Portugal
WORKERS – 45
PRODUCTS – Knitted fabrics
CERTIFICATION – GOTS, OEKO-TEX, GRS & OCS
WEBSITE – avelana.pt

Avelana is a supplier which started in 1986 as a small family business under the name of 'Avelino Mano Gonçalves'. They've grown a lot since then and are now know under the name Avelana - Fábrica de Malhas. Their core business is the production of responsible knitted fabrics. For Kuyichi they make knitted fabrics for our sweaters.

Avelana's philosophy is based on quality and respect for the environment and safety. Most of their fabrics are certified and they have policies in place to limit the environmental impact. They've always focused on investing in state-of-the-art technology to make innovation and growth possible. Only one example of these investments is their solar roof, that provides them with renewable energy.

BOSSA - DENIM

LOCATION – Adana, Turkey
WORKERS – 1379
PRODUCTS – Denim fabrics
CERTIFICATION – BCI, CmiA, GOTS, GRS, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OCS, OEKO-TEX 100, SEDEX
WEBSITE – bossa.com.tr

Bossa is one of our fabric supplier in Adana, established in 1951. They’re one of the best mills in Turkey. Bossa only uses cotton that is better made, of which 10% is organic – what we use – and the other 90% Better Cotton (BCI).

Since 2018 Bossa is a no waste facility, reusing all waste streams into new fabrics. They have extensive environmental, energy and social They are a truly transparent company, reporting about sustainability goals, standards and social projects thoroughly on their website. As they state themselves: ”We define sustainability as continuous development that helps meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

KILIM - DENIM

LOCATION – Edirne, Turkey
WORKERS – 588
PRODUCTS – Denim Fabrics
CERTIFICATION – BSCI, GOTS, GRS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OEKO-TEX, SEDEX
WEBSITE – kilimdenim.com

Kilim Denim is one of our fabric suppliers. It was founded in 1953 and has been making fabrics for over 60 years. They’ve always supplied us with fabrics made with GOTS certified cotton, but are now innovating more in a sustainable way.

Being part of the Alliance for Responsible Denim, they started to offer fabrics with post-consumer recycled denim fibres. Also in their dyeing and finishing processes they are innovating. Using no chemical finishes and reducing the amount of water and sulfide salt used in their indigo dyeing processes.

With the help of managing systems they’ve reduced their energy (40%), steam and water (65%) and fuel (70%) use since 2015. The land that surrounds their factory is turned into fertile ground and cultivates fruits and vegetables, used for their employee meals. Kilim will also switch to solar power over the course of 2019. Kilim constantly keeps setting new sustainable goals and achieving them.

MERT IPEK - TOPS FABRICS

LOCATION – Ödemis, Turkey
WORKERS – 63
PRODUCTS – Knitted fabrics
CERTIFICATION – GOTS
WEBSITE – mertipek.com

Mert Ipek was founded in 1949 and is a fabric and garment producer with a strong focus on natural fibres, such as cotton, linen, wool and silk. As Kuyichi we maily use their linen fabrics.

In 1988 Zeki Mert started building the factory in Ödemis, after his father passed away. This factory is a strong connector in the local community. They have education programs about textiles at the local schools and have internship programs at their factory.

Accompanied with their focus on natural fibres also comes the focus on organic fabrics. They are a GOTS certified company and try to limit their environmental impact in everything they do.

TEXTIL SANTANDERINA - TOPS FABRICS

LOCATION – Cabezón de la Sal, Spain
WORKERS – 800
PRODUCTS – Woven fabrics
CERTIFICATION – GOTS, OEKO-TEX, GRS, OCS, RCS, Lenzing, ISO 14001
WEBSITE – textilsantanderina.com

Textil Santanderina is the spinning, weaving and finishing facility of the Santanderina group. It was founded back in 1923 and is based in the North of Spain. They are known for their environmental and social commitment. They have a strong R&D department, that innovates with the goal to reduce resource consumption and waste creation.

Kuyichi uses Textil Santanderina's woven fabrics for our shirts. With their strong commitment to the environment they have a strong fabrics portfolio with organic and recycled fibres and they can provide us with the fabric certificates we aim for. They've also developed (natural) dyeing techniques that reduce water and chemical consumption. In conclusion, they are a supplier that has the same vision as us and therefor a valued partner.

MANUFACTURING

AKCAKAYA - EMBROIDERY

LOCATION – Izmir, Turkey
WORKERS – 42
PRODUCTS – Embroidery
CERTIFICATION – GOTS, OCS
WEBSITE – akcakaya.biz

Akcakaya Textiles is a producer that has a sustainable mindset. Their facility is powered by renewable energy and they try to do as much organic production as possible, or as they say themselves: ” We believe that taking care of mother earth is a serious responsibility and that’s why all Akcakaya Textile designs are created with nature in mind. “

Akcakaya is a verified subcontractor we use in the production of our jeans produced by SARP. They take care of the embroidery work on our denim, such as our Kuyichi backpocket stitching.

CNS TEKSTIL - SCREENPRINTING

LOCATION – Izmir, Turkey
WORKERS – 18
PRODUCTS – Screenprinting
CERTIFICATION – GOTS
WEBSITE – cnstekstil.com.tr

In every denim we have an inside pocket print on the front right pocket. It's like a canvas we use to tell a story about our jeans. We do this to remind you, every time you go for a number 1 or 2, that you have bought a denim with a story. These prints in all SARP-made jeans are screen printed by CNS Tekstil.

CNS Tekstil was founded in 1988 and have grown over the years from a 150 m2 workshop to a 3000 m2 textile printing company. This GOTS certified print supplier is a long time partner of SARP and located closeby.

DINATEKS - JEANS

LOCATION – Tekirdag, Turkey
WORKERS – 282
PRODUCTS – Jeans, Denim Jackets, Denim Shirts
CERTIFICATION – GOTS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001
LAST VISIT – November 2019
WEBSITE – dinateks.com

Dinateks is a manufacturer of denim and non-denim garments, established in 1990. Dinateks’s main factory, is located in the region Tekirdag, 135km west from Istanbul. Another sewing factories is located in Bulgaria, but the production for Kuyichi takes place in Tekirdag. This factory has a sewing department and an in-house laundry, with sustainable laser and ozone machinery, to wash and finish the garments. They have a good ISO 14001 certified wastewater treatment system in place which recycles and cleans the water they use.

Dinateks is a long time partner of Kuyichi, producing for us since 2008. We visit them on a regular basis during our Turkey visits.

EGEMEN - DENIM LAUNDRY

LOCATION – Izmir, Turkey
WORKERS – 55
PRODUCTS – Laundry CERTIFICATION – GOTS
LAST VISIT – May 2019
WEBSITE – egemenyikema.com

Egemen washes all denim by SARP jeans. As a longtime partner of SARP, they are audited under GOTS together. They’ve jointly worked to improve the laundry, by implementing innovative machinery and reducing the environmental impact on their washes.

As a Jeanologia laundry they can measure all their washes with the Environmental Impact Measurement (EIM). This gives us insights in all the steps of the washing process and the amounts of water, energy, kind of chemicals and the worker impact. With this tool we can work together to lower the environmental impact of the laundry process.

ERIUS - TOPS

LOCATION – Riba d’Ave, Portugal
WORKERS – 170
PRODUCTS – T-shirts, Sweaters
CERTIFICATION – BSCI, GOTS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OEKO-TEX, SEDEX
LAST VISIT – December 2018
WEBSITE – erius.pt

Erius is our supplier closest to home in Portugal, situated close to Porto. They make GOTS certified Tees and sweaters made from organic cotton that are of beautiful quality. Also named after a god, Eros – Greek god of love, we feel a strong connection to them.

On an annual basis Erius is audited by Sedex as well as BSCI. Besides they have an environmental management system that is certified with ISO 14001, proof of good environmental practices as well. On top of it all, Erius has a feminine owner, Cristina, something that you don’t see that often

MERGER - TOPS

LOCATION – Izmir, Turkey
WORKERS – 15
PRODUCTS – Shirts
CERTIFICATION – GOTS, OCS, RCS, BSCI and Fair Wear audited
WEBSITE – mergertextile.com

Merger is our shirt maker in Turkey, located in Izmir. They produce the most beautiful shirts for us, from oxford fits to wide and flowy fits. They're a young team of workers who've started the business back in 2007. From the beginning they've specialised in shirts, to make sure that they can deliver the highest quality.

Merger shows big efforts when it comes to social and environmental responsibility. They've obtained different certificates over the past couple of years, since they've committed to starting also organic production.Kuyichi's products by their hand are GOTS certified or made with manmade fibres from Lenzing. Besides, their facility is audited by both BSCI and Fair Wear. We love that we have a shared vision when it comes to responsible production and quality and are sure we'll add more products by their hand in our collection.

SARP JEANS - JEANS

LOCATION – Izmir, Turkey
WORKERS – 86
PRODUCTS – Jeans, Chinos
CERTIFICATION – GOTS, BSCI & Fair Wear audited
LAST VISIT – November 2019
WEBSITE – sarpjeans.com

SARP is a factory founded in 1983 and located in the south of Turkey. They have been a sustainable denim manufacturer for over 30 years now and are strongly committed to making sustainability more than just a trend. Their goal is to solely produce sustainable items. Since 2018 they updated the linked laundry that can make beautiful & sustainable washes, measured by the Environmental Impact Measurement (EIM) score of Jeanologia. For this they use sustainable laser, ozone and other innovative techniques that save a lot of water and chemicals.

The first Kuyichi denim by their hand was launched in stores March 2018. They are GOTS certified and have been audited by Fair Wear Foundation. We visit SARP regularly during our Turkey visits.

SEYFELI - TOPS

CITY – Izmir
WORKERS – 77
PRODUCTS – T-Shirts
CERTIFICATION – GOTS, OCS, SA 8000
LAST VISIT – November 2019
WEBSITE – seyfeli.com

Since 2018 Seyfeli is one of our tops suppliers situated in Izmir. They were founded in 1997 as a children tops factory and expended their business to Tees for all ages. Since 2002 they started with organic production, making them an expert in this area.

Seyfeli had an active role in the Aegean Apparel Industry Association and Aegean Exporter Association in the development of the organic production in Turkey. They have a big commitment in improving the industry, as they say themselves: “We will try to leave a liveable world for future generations, as minimising the harming to the environment and nature during our work.”

SOORTY - JEANS

LOCATION – Karachi, Pakistan
WORKERS – 4100
PRODUCTS – Jeans, Denim Jackets
CERTIFICATION – GOTS, GRS, Higg Index (Social Labour & Environmental), ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OCS, OEKO-TEX, OHSAS 18001, RCS, SA 8000, ZDHC
WEBSITE – soorty.com & future-possibilities.com

Soorty is a manufacturer of denim garments, established in 1983 and located in Pakistan. Soorty is a leading company when it comes to sustainability and innovation. They are a big company producing millions of denim each month strongly dedicated to offering the most innovative, environmentally friendly, and pro-social technologies available.

Soorty has brought its vision towards vertical sustainability to life by minimizing its waste, water, and energy footprints throughout all steps of the manufacturing process. Soorty has an in-house spinning mill and laundry which means they make the jeans from raw fibre to final product. Their laundry measures all washes with the EIM score of Jeanologia.

SUNBELTS / VAN ZON MODE - BELTS

LOCATION – Tanger, Morocco
WORKERS – 145
PRODUCTS – Leather belts
CERTIFICATION – BSCI & Higg Index
WEBSITE – sunbelts.eu

We do love our vegan products! However, we can always appreciate the durability of a good leather belt. Sun Belts Europe is our partner making these quality belts, located close to Europe in the North of Morocco, Tanger. They are committed to use the hides to the fullest, by minimising their waste and recycling the left-overs whenever possible.

Sun Belts Europe is regularly audited by BSCI. They only use European leather that meet the requirements of CAT1. Even all the buckles and other trims are produced in Europe, as are the – Italian made – buckles we use for our belts.

Van Zon Mode is our intermediate for our belts. They have a profound knowledge about leather goods, are partial owner of Sun Belts Europe and visit them regularly.

VALERIUS - KNITS

LOCATION – Barcelos, Portugal
WORKERS – 145
PRODUCTS – Knitted fabrics
CERTIFICATION – GOTS, OEKO-TEX, GRS, OCS, BSCI, Sedex and ISO 14001
WEBSITE – valerius.pt

Valérius is a facility that is part of the same group as our tops supplier Erius. Both are located in the Barcelos region. Valérius makes the knitted fabrics for all of our Portugal produced Tees.

Besides the social and environmental efforts that were already in place, Valérius know focuses a lot on circularity. Valérius 360 they call it. In this long term project they work on recycling clothing waste to make new yarns, fabrics, garments and cotton paper. Their first recycled fabrics were already produced in the summer of 2019 and over the course of 2020 their recycled cotton paper production will commence. We love how Valerius shows their commitment to circularity and how this is reflected in their products.

TRIMS

APXPRESS - LABELS

LOCATION – Istanbul, Turkey
WORKERS – 20
PRODUCTS – Hangtags
CERTIFICATION – GRS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OEKO-TEX
WEBSITE – apxpress.com

APxpress is a trim supplier that can make all kinds of trims, from labels & hangtags to all kinds of buttons. They make our woven labels, entirely made from recycled polyester. You can find these labels for instance in the waistband of our jeans and as a folded label over the hem of our tops.

In 1980 APxpress was founded in the United Kingdom to supply to the at that time thriving fashion industry. To keep our trim suppliers as local as possible, we make use of their Turkey facility. Their sustainable mindset shows for instance in the fact that all their facilities are powered by 100% renewable sources.

COATS - SEWING THREADS

LOCATION – Ambasamudram, Turkey
WORKERS – 901
PRODUCTS – Sewing thread CERTIFICATION – GOTS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, GRS, OCS, IATF 16949
WEBSITE – coats.com

Coats is making yarns for over 250 years now and the worlds leading industrial threads supplier. Almost every bit of thread you find in our styles comes from them. They’re constantly working on lowering their environmental impact by looking at waste, water and energy-use during their manufacturing and packaging processes. They report annually about the progress they make. Coats is also a member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Programme.

All the manufacturers of Coats are bound to their employment standards. They have different programmes and processes to educate their employees about health & safety and ethics. Besides conventional threads we also use their Ecoverde 100% Recycled Polyester threads.

PANAMA TRIMMINGS - VEGAN PATCHES

LOCATION – Piove di Sacco, Italy
WORKERS – 63
PRODUCTS – Vegan patches
CERTIFICATION – USDA
WEBSITE – panamatrimmings.it

Since 2016 we’ve used jacron – a washable paper – patches on the back of our jeans. But we kept searching for an even better substitute. Until we found the Viridis patch at Panama trimmings. These green PU patches are made from 48% corn polyols, 26% cotton and normal PU – with no impact on the food chain.

In 2019 they made a bold statement with the slogan: ‘Stop fucking the planet’. And they practice what they preach. The roof of their facility is stacked with solar panels, completely covering their energy demand. Besides, they offer a wide range of more sustainable patches and other products, for instance made from recycled, vegan and biobased materials.

VINTAGE TRIMMINGS - PAPER LABELS

LOCATION – Edirne, Turkey
WORKERS – 20
PRODUCTS – Labels
CERTIFICATION – ISO 9001 & GRS
LAST VISIT – May 2019
WEBSITE – vintagetrimmings.com

In our quest to move production of trims more locally, we found Vintage Trimming. They make different kinds of trims, such as patches, hangtags and woven labels. Over the last couple of years they’ve expended their sustainable offer, mostly focused on bringing more recycled options. Vintage Trimmings also continuously works on improving the efficiency and reducing the wast streams of their production. Besides, they make use of solar energy for their facility.

For Kuyichi, all the paper hangtags and overriders for our Turkish products come from their hand. All our hangtags & overriders are made from recycled paper, which means that they have a lower environmental impact.

YKK - BUTTONS & RIVETS

LOCATION – Kapakli, Turkey
WORKERS – 282
PRODUCTS – Buttons, Rivets & Zippers
CERTIFICATION – Bluesign, Higg Index (Social & Environmental), ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OEKO-TEX & OHSAS 18001
LAST VISIT – May 2019
WEBSITE – ykk.com

YKK is the famous zipper supplier. If there is a zipper in your clothing there is a big chance it is made by YKK. In Kuyichi denim you can both find YKK zips and metal buttons and rivets. They have a beautiful philosophy: ‘No one prospers without rendering benefit to others’, referred to by them as the Cycle of Goodness.

To transform this philosophy into action they have set up guidelines and strict policies. YKK has policies for different subjects, such as conflict materials, wastewater treatment and recycling. They measures their environmental and social impact with the Higg Index. They are constantly innovating and implementing new technologies like fast dying processes and the development of biodegradable products.

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