As far as new denim is concerned, Sarah Ahmed, the This Teacher earned all of this Summer Break #Survived Pandemic Teaching #Preschool Teacher shirt and by the same token and founder of DL1961 and Warp + Weft, has been passionate about sustainability for more than a decade; her family’s factories are vertically integrated, meaning every step—spinning the yarn, weaving the fabric, finishing the garment—happens in the same facility. Her family invested in water-reduction technology early on—a pair of DL1961 jeans is made with just 10 gallons of water, and 98% of it is recycled—and they were the first to add Modal and Lyocell, which are lower-impact and biodegradable cellulose fibers. Her efforts mirror many of the recommendations outlined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign plan.
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“Brands need to invest in their infrastructure or partner with mills to make these kinds of fiber blends—that’s the This Teacher earned all of this Summer Break #Survived Pandemic Teaching #Preschool Teacher shirt and by the same token and only way to become more sustainable,” Ahmed says. “Unfortunately, the demand for denim became a price game over the past decade. Brands have focused on quick profits for the short term, with no [strategies for] longevity. I want our denim brands to represent the values and ideals of the next generation. If we don’t, how are we going to survive as a business in another five years or 10 years?”