When Tony Tonnaer founded the Kings of Indigo company eight years ago, his objective was clear; to produce clothing in a sustainable way both socially and environmentally, without compromising on quality. He believed that neither sustainability nor quality had to be sacrificed in order to make beautiful garments. Since then, what it means to be ‘sustainable’ has evolved and become more intricate, and the future promises further changes. Kings of Indigo positions itself as a pioneer in this ever-changing sustainable fashion world, innovating with materials and sustainable production methods, constantly exploring how to reduce the impact on the planet and people; every garment made with a conscious. Kings of Indigo brings the best of both worlds in denim; the minimalistic beauty of pure, Japanese denim and the tough characteristics of the classic, American blue jeans. All Kings of Indigo garments are designed to last long; quality wear for the next era. The Kings of Indigo HQ are based in Amsterdam (Ijburg), The Netherlands, where 14 full time Kings and Queens reign.
MADE IN NETHERLANDS, TUNESIA, BULGARIA, GREECE, ITALY, SPAIN, MACEDONIA, CROATIA.
BASED IN NETHERLANDS AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL
They use GOTS certified organic cotton. They use OEKO-TEX 100 certified fabrics.
They use recycled cotton, recycled wool, recycled PET and REFIBRA™. The metal rivets and button zip are made from recycled metal from old hospital equipment. They are Global Recycle Standard certified.
They use Lenzig fabrics such as Tencel and Modal. They also use hemp and linen.
They have a complete list of their mills, fabric suppliers and stitching units on their website.
They ensure fair and safe conditions for all people that work in the production chain.They are member of the Fair Wear Foundation. Their garments are made in Netherlands, Tunesia, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, Croatia. Their fabrics come fom Turkey, Greece, Spain, Japan, Italy, China.
Their paper tags and packaging are made from recycled paper. Their poly bags are 100% recyclable. They use recycled boxes for shipping.. All packaging they receive is either re-used for shipping out or is being recycled.
Instead of sandblasting which is very harmful for the workers they use sustainable techniques such as laser, ice blast and ozone that are used to substitute manual scraping, stonewash and bleach finishes. They don’t use any of the chemicals mentioned on the REACH list, which means amongst others no chlorobenzenes, azo dyes or heavy metals.