BOYISH JEANS, a line of women’s denim centered around vintage silhouettes with a modern update at an attainable price point.

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BOYISH JEANS, a line of women’s denim centered around vintage silhouettes with a modern update at an attainable price point.

BOYISH focuses on quality, fit and authentic washes to create styles that remind you of your favorite pair of vintage jeans with an updated fresh and modern design.

Designed in Los Angeles, BOYISH uses ethical and sustainable practices when developing and manufacturing its product. The jeans are produced with sustainable fabrics through an environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free process. The only impact we’ll leave on the planet is good jeans.

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BOYISH focuses on quality, fit and authentic

washes to create styles that remind you of your favorite pair of vintage jeans with an updated fresh and modern design.

Designed in Los Angeles, BOYISH uses ethical and sustainable practices when developing and manufacturing its product. The jeans are produced with sustainable fabrics through an environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free process. The only impact we’ll leave on the planet is good jeans.

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Jeans use up to 1,800 gallons of water to make one pair. Thats about 500 billion gallons of water just for the jeans sold in the USA every year. Boyish jeans use 1/3 the amount of water of regular denim and we recycle all our water so no water is polluted in our process.

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AUDIT REPORT
We work with factories that have fair, safe, and healthy working conditions. We seek to partner with suppliers who share a common vision of sustainability accountability and transparency. We ensure that suppliers meet our standards for social responsibility as well as safe, non-toxic, and better materials by auditing our factories with third party auditing companies. We use Intertek for all our factory audits.

SUPPLY CHAIN
Our yarn, fabric and manufacturing facility are all within thirty miles of each other which makes our carbon emissions less and our process way more efficient.

ZERO WASTE IS OUR GOAL
We recycle all of our cutting waste. Some of this gets recycled back into our new fabrics and some gets recycled back into industrial use.

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AUDIT REPORT
We work with factories that have fair, safe, and healthy working conditions. We seek to partner with suppliers who share a common vision of sustainability accountability and transparency. We ensure that suppliers meet our standards for social responsibility as well as safe, non-toxic, and better materials by auditing our factories with third party auditing companies. We use Intertek for all our factory audits.

SUPPLY CHAIN
Our yarn, fabric and manufacturing facility are all within thirty miles of each other which makes our carbon emissions less and our process way more efficient.

ZERO WASTE IS OUR GOAL
We recycle all of our cutting waste. Some of this gets recycled back into our new fabrics and some gets recycled back into industrial use.

The dying stage in textile manufacturing not only uses a lot of energy and
water but it also introduces the fabric to chemicals found in inks and pigments. We use new technologies that allow us to recycle our water and reuse non-harsh chemicals to prevent any contamination into fresh water.

RECYCLING WATER
No harsh chemicals being polluted into fresh water streams.

REDUCED INDIGO
This has less sulphates and caustic soda (about 80% less of standard rate). We use reduced indigo from Dystar. More information can be found here.

FEWER DIPS
We use fabrics that do not require extra amounts of dips (the amount of times the yarn gets dyed in the indigo). This means less energy and water are used. Fewer dips also mean that in the laundry process of making our garments vintage looking, that we don’t have to wash down as much, which results in using less water and energy.

RECYCLED COTTON
The best material for its low energy and water usage (no water needed).

DEADSTOCK/VINTAGE FABRICS
We source many fabrics from dead stock to reuse as much as we can . Currently about 20% of our products are made from deadstock/vintage fabrics. Remanufactured clothing can save 10,000 pounds of CO2 emissions a year.

TENCEL
This is one of the most environmentally friendly fibers in the world and is derived from sustainable wood sources (created by Lenzing AG). Tencel is manufactured in a closed-loop production process with a high resource efficiency, which turns wood pulp into cellulosic fibers.

REFIBRA
This is a new fiber that is similar to tencel but has 30% recycled waste included and is also a Lenzing fiber. It uses upcycled cotton scraps from garment production combined with sustainability sourced wood pulp and is manufactured in an efficient closed-loop process.

BCI COTTON
The Better Cotton Initiative is an organization that promotes better and more sustainable cotton production and farming. All our jeans strictly use BCI cotton.

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The dying stage in textile manufacturing not only uses a lot of energy and
water but it also introduces the fabric to chemicals found in inks and pigments. We use new technologies that allow us to recycle our water and reuse non-harsh chemicals to prevent any contamination into fresh water.

RECYCLING WATER
No harsh chemicals being polluted into fresh water streams.

REDUCED INDIGO
This has less sulphates and caustic soda (about 80% less of standard rate). We use reduced indigo from Dystar. More information can be found here.

FEWER DIPS
We use fabrics that do not require extra amounts of dips (the amount of times the yarn gets dyed in the indigo). This means less energy and water are used. Fewer dips also mean that in the laundry process of making our garments vintage looking, that we don’t have to wash down as much, which results in using less water and energy.

RECYCLED COTTON
The best material for its low energy and water usage (no water needed).

DEADSTOCK/VINTAGE FABRICS
We source many fabrics from dead stock to reuse as much as we can . Currently about 20% of our products are made from deadstock/vintage fabrics. Remanufactured clothing can save 10,000 pounds of CO2 emissions a year.

TENCEL
This is one of the most environmentally friendly fibers in the world and is derived from sustainable wood sources (created by Lenzing AG). Tencel is manufactured in a closed-loop production process with a high resource efficiency, which turns wood pulp into cellulosic fibers.

REFIBRA
This is a new fiber that is similar to tencel but has 30% recycled waste included and is also a Lenzing fiber. It uses upcycled cotton scraps from garment production combined with sustainability sourced wood pulp and is manufactured in an efficient closed-loop process.

BCI COTTON
The Better Cotton Initiative is an organization that promotes better and more sustainable cotton production and farming. All our jeans strictly use BCI cotton.

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Factory-Floor

HANGTAGS
Made with recycled paper.

HARDWARE
Our buttons and rivets and other retail hardware are made from recycled metal.

WOVEN LABELS
Our main label, back waistband tab, size tab, and care labels are all made from recycled plastic bottles.

POLYBAGS
100% compostable and will decompose in landfills within one year versus traditional bags that will not decompose for 20 to 200 years at worst.

Factory-Floor

HANGTAGS
Made with recycled paper.

HARDWARE
Our buttons and rivets and other retail hardware are made from recycled metal.

WOVEN LABELS
Our main label, back waistband tab, size tab, and care labels are all made from recycled plastic bottles.

POLYBAGS
100% compostable and will decompose in landfills within one year versus traditional bags that will not decompose for 20 to 200 years at worst.

ENZYMES
Our garment washing process uses neutral based cold water enzymes in place of pumice stone. This reduces our natural resource use and waste that enters the water stream. Most of our eco-friendly chemicals are all Bluesign approved.

COLD WATER
Most of the energy usage in laundry comes from heating up the water. We wash all our jeans on cold water and our at-home instructions include cold water washing as well.

LASER MACHINES
These machines use less space than traditional hand scraping areas of denim laundries that traditional factories use therefore using less engery.

TONELLO MACHINES
Our factories use Tonello’s unique All-in-One systyems that utilize vapor water spray instead of filling the machine with water. We mix our enzymes with the vapor spray and a nano bubble machine that become little nano bubbles that we use to add the vintage “stoned” look with out stone and with out heavy harsh chemicals. These machines and enzymes also require less time to create the vintage look with our fabrics which means less energy.

OZONE
We use a machine that takes standard O2 and adds one more molecule of oxygen creating O3 to bleach down our jeans instead of using hypo-chloride bleach.

PP
We don’t use what the industry calls PP (potassium permanganate). We replaced this with a natural enzyme that we spray on our jeans to make them look more distressed and vintage looking. This enzyme doesn’t require neutralizing like PP so it uses way less water and is not harmful to the environment.

ENZYMES
Our garment washing process uses neutral based cold water enzymes in place of pumice stone. This reduces our natural resource use and waste that enters the water stream. Most of our eco-friendly chemicals are all Bluesign approved.

COLD WATER
Most of the energy usage in laundry comes from heating up the water. We wash all our jeans on cold water and our at-home instructions include cold water washing as well.

LASER MACHINES
These machines use less space than traditional hand scraping areas of denim laundries that traditional factories use therefore using less engery.

TONELLO MACHINES
Our factories use Tonello’s unique All-in-One systyems that utilize vapor water spray instead of filling the machine with water. We mix our enzymes with the vapor spray and a nano bubble machine that become little nano bubbles that we use to add the vintage “stoned” look with out stone and with out heavy harsh chemicals. These machines and enzymes also require less time to create the vintage look with our fabrics which means less energy.

OZONE
We use a machine that takes standard O2 and adds one more molecule of oxygen creating O3 to bleach down our jeans instead of using hypo-chloride bleach.

PP
We don’t use what the industry calls PP (potassium permanganate). We replaced this with a natural enzyme that we spray on our jeans to make them look more distressed and vintage looking. This enzyme doesn’t require neutralizing like PP so it uses way less water and is not harmful to the environment.

ONE PERCENT FOR THE PLANET
We partner with 1% For The Planet, a non-profit organization that connects businesses and individuals passionate about making a difference together into a global network to maximize impact, to give at least 1% of our annual profits to organizations that share our core values of sustainability and equality.

PARTNERS:

Solar Sister
Keep A Breast
Friends of the LA River
California Coast Keeper Alliance
Fair Trade USA

ONE PERCENT FOR THE PLANET
We partner with 1% For The Planet, a non-profit organization that connects businesses and individuals passionate about making a difference together into a global network to maximize impact, to give at least 1% of our annual profits to organizations that share our core values of sustainability and equality.

PARTNERS:

Solar Sister
Keep A Breast
Friends of the LA River
California Coast Keeper Alliance
Fair Trade USA