Innovation in fabrics
Kings of Indigo's collection is mainly made from environmentally preferred fibres such as recycled or organic cotton and processed in a sustainable way. Over 90% of raw materials is sustainable.
The organic cotton we use is GOTS certified, top notch material.The denim fabrics containing cotton are GOTS certified (if not, it contains linen or TENCEL lyocell).
Most of the fabrics used in our woven tops are organic cotton, linen or TENCEL®.
We don’t use any of the chemicals mentioned on the REACH list in our production, which means amongst others no chlorobenzenes, azo dyes or heavy metals.
To guarantee quality of the jeans, the organic cotton is processed in the best denim mills. The result is a fresh organic concept for your favourite garments. Quality wear for the next era.
Kings of Indigo uses recycled yarns as much as possible. There is so much waste in clothing, so why not re-use the basic material and make new garments out of left over fabric and old garments?
First the old fabrics and clippings are cut into fibers. Then these fibers are spon into yarns, and finally these yarns are woven into fresh new fabric for the jeans and tops.
This process saves lots of chemicals and water used to grow new cotton.The recycling process isn’t limited to the garments, the Kings of Indigo webshop packaging is made from the best recycled or bio-degradable material.
This makes your new Kings of Indigo purchase feel just that bit better. Also 40% - 50% energy used at the HQ is generated by solar panels on the roof. Kings of Indigo is working towards using packaging and branding on the product that is made from 100% recycled carton.
Innovation in production
Kings of Indigo uses innovative and sustainable production methods, such low impact washes and natural dye techniques, where possible.
Low impact washes are promoted with Kings of Laundry, where laser and ozone is used to substitute stonewash and bleach finishes.
Kings of Indigo NEVER uses sandblasting. Kings of Indigo products are sold and produced as close to home as possible and are preferably shipped by truck.
Kings of Indigo offers no company cars to staff, traveling by bicycle or train is preferred. Kings of Indigo sources the denim fabrics from Italy (Candiani) and Turkey (Orta, Calik, ISKO), and a very small percentage from Japan (Collect).
The jeans are put together in the stitching factory in Tunisia (Artlab), washing and finishing is done in Italy (Elleti, Martelli) and Tunisia (Interwashing).
Kings of Indigo jeans are made in the Mediterranean. Leather goods are made in the Netherlands (Arti) and tops and apparel in Turkey (Konnekt, Avelice, Karadag), Italy (Salgari) and Greece (New power).
Our sole factory in India (Indy Blue) is where the natural indigo items are produced. This is where the indigo originates and where the dipping is done with passion for the product. Check out the map below.
FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION
Kings of Indigo has a goal; to make quality products with quality going beyond the product itself.
Quality of work environment is just as important. Kings of Indigo cares about the people who make the garments.
To help you measure the engagement, Kings of Indigo is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. FWF's mission is to improve labor standards in the clothing industry.
FWF is a verification initiative to enhance the quality of life for workers all over the world.
For 95% of the production volume the manufacturers are monitored for labour conditions by FWF.
Read the last brand performance check here.
Read the Kings of indigo social report for 2015: Kings of Indigo social report 2015
The 2016 report will be published as soon as it is available.