At Keeper Denim we have consciously chosen the suppliers we work with, ensuring we minimise our impact on the environment and the people involved in making our jeans. By sharing our supply chain with you, we hope you can be confident in knowing who made your jeans and where they were made.
We have chosen to source our denim from ISKO, where sustainability is at the centre of everything they do. The denim is manufactured at their mill in Turkey. It is Standard 100 OEKO-TEX® certified, which confirms no toxic substances are contained within the material. The denim is comprised of organic cotton certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles. ISKO is also the only denim mill in the world to have been awarded with two prestigious certifications; the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic synthetic chemicals and uses 88% less water than conventional cotton. In addition, it also reduces the exposure of farmers and their families to harsh substances both on the farm and through their food and water supplies. When we wear clothing that contains chemicals, they can be absorbed through our skin, the largest organ of the human body. The impacts of these chemicals on human health are largely untested. By choosing organic cotton, we help to reduce this exposure, having a positive impact on our health.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Our jeans are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. This ensures local garment workers are paid fairly, receive all their legal entitlements and have safe working conditions. Once the jeans are made, our local denim artisans use a manual brushing technique to lightly fade each pair of our jeans, giving them a ‘worn’ look, rather than the conventional method of harsh chemicals such as bleach.
Supplier: Panama Trimmings Srl
Our jeans are PETA-Approved Vegan, which certifies that they are made without the use of any animal products. Our Jacron brand patches are a sustainable vegan alternative to leather, made from cellulose and are Standard 100 OEKO-TEX® certified. Panama Trimmings Srl is an Italian label maker, who is focused on reducing their environmental footprint. They make all their products within their own factory, located in the Veneto region of Italy which is run on solar power, a renewable energy source.
YKK is dedicated to sustainability, they have implemented annual internal audits of each of their factories globally, for regular evaluations of sustainable practices. They are also continually focused on improving all areas of the business including the management of quality, health and safety as well as environmental management.
Supplier: OCC Apparel
Our Tote bags are PETA-Approved Vegan and are made from 100% organic cotton certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). To obtain this certification, the cotton must meet specific social and environmental criteria as well as comply with toxic chemicals tests. Our tote bags are ethically manufactured solely using renewable energy including wind and solar power.
Supplier: Gang Apparel Accessories
Origin: Sydney, Australia
Our swing tags that come with each pair of jeans, are made from 100% recycled paper.
THANK YOU NOTES
Origin: Melbourne, Australia
Our brand collateral including ‘thank you’ notes, are printed by PrintTogether. They are a sustainability focused service and use 100% recycled paper and environmentally friendly inks and toners.
Supplier: PaperPak | PrintTogether | The Better Packaging Co.
We hand wrap your items in recyclable, acid free tissue paper sourced from PaperPak and seal it with a branded adhesive label printed with environmentally friendly inks and toners by PrintTogether.
They are then placed into a compostable mail bag, made from plant extracts and corn, sourced from the Better Packaging Co. They are 100% biodegradable and when put in a home compost will biodegrade in approximately 180 days.
Sendle is our primary postal service. They are a Certified B Corporation and Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral delivery service. Sendle calculates the amount of CO2 that will be released through their services, and then offsets it by supporting sustainable projects that reduce emissions, via their partnership with the South Pole Group.