OUR SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY
100% sustainable on our cotton strategy. Our mill uses proprietary techniques to eliminate waste water from dyeing and finishing processes, saving 4800 liters of water per meter.
Recycled cotton is our hero fiber. It is repurposed from either pre or post-consumer cotton waste that would otherwise go to landfill and is the most sustainable cotton fiber according to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition's HIGGS Index. Using recycled cotton in our denim, as compared to virgin cotton, gives us an immediate saving of 98% of energy and 100% of water consumed in the farming of conventional cotton. This is huge and adds up to 8 bath fulls of water per jean. Our recycled cotton comes from our mill partner's in-house recycling facility, which is a stones throw from the spinning facility and mill.
After recycled cotton we love organic cotton. Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. It doesn’t use any harmful chemicals and the production also benefits soil rather than damaging it. The production of organic cotton fabric uses less energy, releases fewer greenhouse gases and due to the improved soil quality, uses significantly less water. The GOTS certification not only looks at the environmental impact of growing cotton organically but also the social standards for the workers. By purchasing organic cotton which is GOTS certified, you know that the people who create your fabrics are paid a living wage and fairly compensated for their hard work.
We added hemp into collection º3 and we have not looked back. Hemp is an important fiber that has gained popularity in recent years due to its wonder properties that can benefit the environment when compared to other materials. It is a much less thirsty crop than conventional cotton, up to a quarter of the water in fact. It also uses less land than cotton to grow in. Hemp is also know to enrich the soil it is grown in, it is very durable and the whole plant can be used with the leaves, reducing waste. A short growing season and deep root system allows for aeration and constant improvement of soil structure. We source our hemp from France, so although it has a longer distance to travel to our spinning facility we are assured by means of it's OCACIA certification that no pesticides, phytosanitary products, GMOs or irrigation is used in the process.
ECO MADE ELASTANE AND ROICA
We chose not to use conventional elastane in our products - ever. We select alternatives such as eco-made elastane and roica - premium degradable stretch yarns that are kinder on the environment and use less harmful chemicals in their production. We will continue to select the most innovative and low impact yarns available to us. The industry is changing fast and part of our commitment is to be leaders and early adopters of more sustainable options as they become available.
We use Jeanologia's Environmental Impact Measuring tool to monitor the impact of all the garments we manufacture, making sure 100% of the collection scores LOW on the scale, creating a low impact washing process.
We use laser machines for our vintage look fades and rips. Laser machines help us ensure worker's safety, eliminate water waste and are energy efficient.
We say no to hazardous hypo-chloride bleach, using ozone machines instead for vintage fades.
Our denim is dried on aerial drying systems to reduce the consumption of energy. 80% of the garment is dried on the conveyor, significantly reducing the time and energy required to dry the garment in an industrial dryer.
Our entire collection is consciously designed to reduce our impact on the planet and all of our components are carefully researched and selected to help us create the most sustainable products possible.
FSC CERTIFIED SWING TICKETS
FSC certification assures us that wood used in the making of paper is coming from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable.
OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100
Our jacron paper back patches are biodegradable, vegan and are verified by OEKO-TEX to ensure they have been tested for harmful substances beyond national and international requirements.
YKK ECO FINISHED HARDWARE AND RECYCLED POLYESTER ZIPPERS
Our metal trims are made by YKK using their environment-friendly finish, which does not involve an electrical plating process, reducing the amount of water and electricity used and eliminating the use of hazardous substances. Every 1000 kg of hardware saves the average electricity consumption for one family over 20 days. Our zippers are also supplied by YKK and use recycled polyester instead of virgin polyester, helping reduce plastic from landfills.
WOVEN LABELS, POCKETING AND WASHCARE LABELS
We use certified organic cotton or recycled polyester for our labels. Our pocketing has recycled content and our wash-care labels are made from recycled polyester, helping us reduce waste.
We are committed to having no single use virgin plastic in our processes. We source compostable packaging from material that conforms to the harmonized European standard EN 13432, a globally known standard that defines the technical specification for the compostability of bioplastic products. Part of our commitment is to continuously look at the best option for shipping that guarantees long life whilst having the least environmental impact.
CODE OF CONDUCT
At seventy + mochi we understand that the production of clothes has an impact on both people and the planet. That is why we have made it our mission to make denim the right way. We are committed to using kind practices. Our transparent supply chain helps us to do this but we understand that this can be a work in progress. We promise to work towards continuous improvements. Our certifications help us ensure that the health and safety of our team is priority. As a consciously kind denim brand one of our key considerations is our team's well being and that of all the people throughout our supply chain. As we are on the ground in our facilities, we are in the unique position to be able to connect with our team and see first hand how they go about their work. We also ensure that we pay every team member a living wage. With good management and kind practices we aim to look after our workers. These accredited certifications help us ensure that we are being held accountable and are fully transparent.
We center everything we work towards and all of our partnerships around three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Effectively participate in production methods that reduce our impact on the environment, reverse the damage that the textile industry has caused and encourage responsible consumption.
Empower women and girls and ensure their equal rights, access to education and participation in the workplace.
Support marginalized and disadvantaged communities by encouraging equal employment opportunities.
Having a simple supply chain gives us full the transparency to make consciously kind choices that are mindful of the planet and its people. The factory that produces seventy + mochi denim has been in our family for over 70 years. We are helping to pioneer a manufacturing process that reduces water energy and harmful chemical consumption as well as designing out waste.
Manufacturers use the Higg Facility Tools to measure the social and environmental performance of their facilities. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition developed the suite of tools that is the High Index to measure environmental and social labor impacts across the value chain. With this data, the industry can identify hotspots, continuously improve sustainability performance, and achieve the environmental and social transparency consumers are demanding.
SA 800 CERTIFICATION - SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
The SA8000 Standard is the world’s leading social certification program. It is an international certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. SA 8000 certification addresses issues including forced and child labour, occupational health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation, and management systems.As well as setting workplace standards worldwide, SA 8000 also embraces existing international agreements, including conventions from the International Labour Organization, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Certifies that a management system, manufacturing process, service, or documentation procedure has all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance.
GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
ORGANIC CONTENT STANDARD
The Organic Content Standard (OCS) applies to any non-food product containing 95-100 percent organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product and tracks the flow of the raw material from its source to the final product.
RCS AND GRS CERTIFICATIONS
The recycled content in our denim is third-party certified. Global Recycled Standard and Recycled Claim Standard are international, voluntary standards that set requirements for third-party certification of recycled input and chain of custody, set by the Textile Exchange.
CONTENT CLAIM STANDARD
The Content Claim Standard (CCS) provides companies with a tool to verify the content of specific input materials. Each organization along the supply chain is checked by an independent third party. Any type of input material may be claimed. The CCS is the foundation for all of Textile Exchange's chain of custody standards.
CRADLE TO CRADLE GOLD
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a globally recognized measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. We introduce our first cradle to cradle products in our second collection and continue to add to our cradle to cradle certified lines.
Our jeans are carefully made by people we care about and are designed to last. But if you feel your jeans have completed their journey with you, we won't take it personally. In fact, we'll take them back through our Circle Back Program and send them to our recycling facility to give them new life. As a thank you for participating, you'll receive credit to spend with us.