TRUST – TRANSPARENCY – TRACEABILITY
Trust, transparency and traceability are the cornerstones of all sustainable and responsible practice. Without them we wouldn’t have any accountability nor long term change.
At Cone Denim, we’ve always operated on trust. One of America’s oldest and most loved denim mills, we’ve long sought to make the denim industry more sustainable. That’s why, over the past 128 years, we’ve worked with a trusted team of suppliers, manufacturers and buyers to deliver unparalleled denim products.
Since 1891, our commitment to sustainable practice has defined who we are. And transparency is a key part of this. To date, we have:
- Recycled 1.1m lbs of waste
- Reduced our CO2 emissions by 35k tons each year
- Reduced our water usage by 441m litres per year
- And reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 26%.
And, now, thanks to our partnership with scientific traceability company, Oritain, we’re adding traceability to our list. We are now the first denim mill, globally, to use unique method applied through forensic science to detect trace elements in product’s intrinsic properties to verify origin.
That’s a denim fabric where the cotton used to make that denim can be traced all the way back to the country it came from. All using forensic science and technology.
The fashion industry is undergoing rapid change, with many companies all throughout the supply chain working to operate more responsibly and more sustainably. But it all starts with the raw material. If you can’t be sure exactly where your raw material comes from then how can you be sure how responsible and sustainable your supply chain is?
Buyers of our denim fabric can now rest assured that the cotton used in their denim fabric comes from countries that are ethical, socially and environmentally responsible, and that the denim fabric produced is of the highest quality they come to expect from us.
Sustainability and innovation have long been part of the fabric here at Cone Denim. Now it’s quite literally woven into our denim fabric, too.