The Nick Classic Blue is vegan. To decrease the impact of this denim we used 20% post-consumer recycled denim. This is cotton sourced from old discarded jeans by GAMA in Turkey. The top of the jeans are cut off, after which the remains are shredded and then blended by Bossa into new yarns. The organic cotton that is used is GOTS certified.
All the cotton we use is 100% organic cotton. Organic crops are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides. Organic cotton is 100% pesticide free. Pesticides pollute soil and water, killing wildlife and harming communities. Creating organic cotton yarn reduces CO2 emissions by 60% compared to conventional cotton.
All the cotton we use is GOTS certified. GOTS stands for the Global Organic Textile Standard. This is a global textile standard for organic fibers, which also includes ecological and social criteria. The aim of the standard is to ensure organic standards – everything from the harvesting, through the manufacturing process to the labeling – in order to offer a credible global certificate to the consumer.
Since 2012 we have been using recycled cotton in our denim fabrics. Used cotton is shredded and re-spun into a new one-of-a- kind yarn. Recycling greatly reduces the water, energy and chemicals needed to produce new fiber. A part of our 2017 denim collection consists of 13% and 29% recycled cotton. We aim to use more recycled cotton fabric in the future.