Sweater by Mud Jeans
UK & USA

Chunky Dark Blue Sweater – €89

This chunky knit sweater with a button and cosy wrap neck style is perfect for the awkward cooler transitional weather as well as for winter. 84% of the jumper has been made from recycled denim and 16% cotton in a Mud Jeans factory in Umbria, Italy.

Mud Jeans is an award-winning European brand that ships internationally. They have developed a unique and highly innovative business model based on the idea of a circular economy, where waste is turned into something new and harmful consumption is reduced.

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Green

Environmentally FriendlyReducing textile waste is built into the DNA of Mud Jeans. Not only does recycled demin use significantly less water than new denim, Mud Jeans work with manufacturers who are using extraordinary filtration and laundry techniques that reduce water consumption and the use of polluting chemicals, and recycle up to 90% of the water that they use.

Cotton production accounts for roughly 25% of the global insecticides market; Mud Jeans support sustainable farming by working with Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

If you send them your unwanted jeans, Mud Jeans will upcycle them into one-of-a-kind vintage pieces or reuse all of the materials and turn them into yarn for new products, like this sweater, and give you a 10 euro discount on your next purchase. Jobs are not lost through this business model: in fact, new jobs are created in the field of recycling and remanufacturing.

Fairly Traded

Fairly TradedMud Jeans list all of their manufacturers on their website’s About Us page. They select their manufacturers carefully and are totally transparent about where each item of clothing was made, and are totally committed to ensuring safe working conditions for everyone in their supply chain. They are a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, and partner with the Fairtrade Foundation.