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:
Jeans require an average of around 8,000 liters of water, 15 kg of CO2, several square meters of land and 3-4 kg of chemicals for production including transport. Most of the clothing also comes from countries in Southeast Asia, where both resources are scarce and production methods are outdated and more harmful. If you now consider that four other jeans would have to be bought in the period in which Dreifeder jeans are worn, this would require around 24,000 liters more water and 45kg more CO2 emissions. Added to this are the sometimes stressful shopping trips and the financially equivalent effort when buying several cheap jeans from the Far East.
Let's face it, how often are children's pants passed on? They have holes too quickly and then end up in the trash, instead of being passed on to another child, the pants should no longer fit. A long life cycle means an enormous saving of resources and therefore one
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.