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SUSTAINABILITY

Each year 6 billion pairs of jeans are produced each year. That production comes with consequences, water usage being one of them. Let’s just say, if you drink 2 liters of water each day, it would take you 5 years to drink as much water as it takes to create one pair of cotton jeans. However, many companies are coming up with ways to make their denim production process more sustainable. 

One thing is clear: there's enough denim out there already. This is why Bibi and Jean only uses secondhand denim. I believe there is no sustainability without transparency. So let's get down to the facts;

 

Production materials

DENIM 
I get my denim from flea markets, thrift stores and from people that donate their unwanted or damaged denim.
KNITS
Besides secondhand denim, I sometimes use secondhand knits for inner lining.
INTERFACING (material used to give the bags more shape and strength)
I sometimes use, non secondhand, interfacing that is sourced from a local company in the Netherlands. 
METAL JEANS BUTTONS & MAGNETIC CLASPS
I sometimes use, non secondhand, metal jeans buttons or magnetic clasps that are sourced from a local company in the Netherlands.

 

Shipping materials

Bibi and Jean products are shipped to you in 100% compostable mailers. These shipping bags are made out of 100% corn-based polymers. This means that they will easily compost on a home or industrial compost heap. This creates a circular economy where sustainable packaging materials can be disposed of responsibly by the recipient without any harm being done to the environment. For more info on how to dispose the 100% compostable mailer, watch this video. Some Bibi and Jean bags will be wrapped in 100% recycled paper.

Repairs of Bibi and Jean products

Yes. Denim gets better with age, but sometimes products need repairing after time. Got a Bibi and Jean item that needs repairing? Request a repair here *Please note that misshaping & colouring are not valid for repair.