Our motto is slow fashion instead of fast fashion! Since the Dreifeder jeans can be worn and passed on much longer, fewer pants have to be bought in the same period. This not only saves time, but also protects the environment sustainably:
For production including transport, a pair of jeans requires an average of around 8,000 liters of water, 15kg of CO2, several square meters of land and 3-4 kg of chemicals. Most of the clothing also comes from countries in Southeast Asia, where resources are scarce and the methods of production are outdated and more harmful. If you now consider that in the period in which a Dreifeder jeans is worn, four other jeans would have to be bought, then around 24,000 liters more water would be used and 45 kg more CO2 would be emitted. In addition, there are the sometimes stressful shopping trips and the financially equivalent effort if several cheap jeans from the Far East were bought.
Let's be honest, how often are children's pants passed on? They have holes too quickly and end up in the trash instead of being passed on to another child if the pants no longer fit. A long life cycle has the positive consequence that resources can be saved and thus the footprint is much smaller.
It is extremely important to us that we can guarantee good and fair working conditions in production, which is why all jeans from Dreifeder are produced in the northern part of Portugal. Portugal has long been known for its textile industry and we are happy to have found a high quality producer. We are always in close contact with the producer and are often on site ourselves to convince ourselves of the good working atmosphere.
In order to keep the transport routes as short as possible, the trousers are not only produced in Portugal, but also stored in the immediate vicinity by the producer and shipped from there worldwide.
A single pair of jeans consists of countless different components, most of which come from a wide variety of countries and thus already cover long distances. Thanks to the good coverage of suppliers in Portugal, we can obtain all components for Dreifeder directly from suppliers in Portugal and thus keep the CO2 footprint as small as possible even with the small components.
Our clothing requirements are extremely high. When choosing the material, we made sure to find an optimal compromise between function and sustainability. Our fabrics should be of high quality and sustainable, and yet durable and robust, so that they fulfill their purpose even after intensive use. We found a denim that does exactly that. Although the fabric also contains artificially produced fibers, the many times longer lifespan compensates them several times and hardly affects the environment.