• Organic cotton jeans, GOTS certified
Organic cotton represents only 1% of the textile market. However In 2015, organic cotton cultivation saved 218 billion liters of water, 288 million kilowatts of energy and 92 million kg of CO2 ...
That's why Balzac Paris jeans are in organic cotton, and labeled GOTS (Global Organic Standard Textile) ! What does that mean ? This label certifies an optimal control of the production chain according to strict criteria (both environmental and social) as well as the traceability of all textiles (made from at least 70% of organic and natural certified fibers).
• jeans without rivets, therefore more easily recyclable
Rivets, these small metal parts that you find in the corners of classic jeans pockets, at the time were used to strengthen certain seams so that the workers did not tear them away. Today, they mainly have a function ... decorative!
That's why Balzac Paris jeans are without rivets. Indeed, this greatly facilitates textile recycling : More waste of time to get rivets, and more loss of matter by cutting the jeans all around.
• ozone washed -out jeans, without chemical treatment
Certain classic deputy techniques consume a lot of water, energy and chemicals. The so -called "sandblasting" technique, when she was very dangerous for the health of workers.
That's why Balzac Paris jeans are faded with ozone, thus reducing water consumption by 95%, energy by 60% and reducing the use of chemicals by 80%. A clear improvement for the environment but also for manufacturers and their working conditions.
• jeans made near us
70% of global Denim production capacities are in Asia. Before arriving in our cupboards, classic jeans can then travel nearly ... 65,000 kilometers!
That's why Balzac Paris jeans are made near us: the fabrics come from a Turkish workshop and the assembly is made in a Tunisian workshop. Both are labeled GOTS (Global Organic Standard Textile), which guarantees optimal control of the production chain according to strict criteria (both environmental and social). This proximity allows us to closely follow our production chain, but also to make ourselves easily on site. And being closer to our workshops is also to be as close as possible ... of the human!
Today, our jeans areSupported by the Ellen McArthur Foundation,which advocates the circular economy and seeks to transform the traditional linear development model "extract, manufacture, throw" into a circular model allowing to reuse and recycle the materials to give them a second life.
So, what (s) of our eco-responsible jeans will you want to adopt?
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