Are these jeans the best compromise between a tough material and a soft feel?
We think so.
Hemp fibres are 4 to 5 times stronger than cotton. Whilst 100% hemp fabrics are great, they do have a similar feel to linen – not the softest. Organic cotton, however, is super soft.
Our jeans are made with a blend of 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton, giving the best compromise between strength and feel.
That’s not the end of the story though…
The hollow nature of the hemp fibre helps to insulate you from the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. And, both hemp and organic cotton have some great eco credentials! (see “Environmental” below)
These jeans are in a classic indigo blue, mildly distressed and are a straight cut – they have more room around the thighs and bum than our slim cut jeans. They have a zip and a nickel free button at the top.
The distressing process is carried out with state of the art lasers, ensuring that the workers’ health isn’t affected by the nasty sand-blasting process.
We’re sure you’ll love your new jeans!
Source: Of The Oceans
The clothes industry is a particularly dirty industry – we’re trying to do things in a better way!
None of our clothes contain polyester, nylon, or any other unsustainable man-made fibres, ensuring that micro plastics don’t end up in the sea. But that’s just the start. Below is a list of credentials that this product adheres to:
Organic Content Standard
The “Organic Content Standard – Blended” (OCS) certifies that part of the material used in this fabric is organic. In this case 45% of the fabric is cotton and is certified as organic. But what about the 55% hemp? Hemp grows like a weed and natually doesn’t require any pesticides or other polluting chemicals. Click the OCS logo below to find out more about their certification process, or visit our blog to see why we think hemp is the wonder fabric we need.
Fair Wear Standard
The Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organisation with the mission to “see a world where the garment industry supports workers in realising their rights to safe, dignified, properly paid employment”. The manufacturer of this product is certified to the Fair Wear standard. Click on the Fair Wear logo below for more detailed information.
"I first went to sea when I was a young child. My heart never left" - Scott Roberts, founder of Of the Oceans.
Eco-friendly: Of the Oceans is, you guessed it, committed to healthy oceans. The brand is plastic-free and uses materials such as hemp, GOTS-certified organic cotton, bamboo and wool.
The fabrics are dyed in a zero-discharge dyehouse, where all the water is recycled in a closed-loop system.
Fair production: The clothes are made in factories that have either been assessed as a leader by the Fair Wear Foundation or that carry a Fairtrade certificate.
Good cause: 5% of every purchase is donated to marine conservation charities.
Together we can make a difference! Subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date about fair and sustainable fashion. We plant a tree for every subscription! 🌳