Dawson Denim‘s Eco Wash collection could be the future of pre-washed denim. Dawson knows that the process of washing denim, in general, contributes to water pollution around the world. With that tragedy in mind, DD worked with Britain’s leading denim laundry in order to create a denim wash that lowers the PH of the water during the cycle, leading to far less contaminated water overall.
In this as-ecologically-friendly-as-can-be washed collection, we’ve got 2 pairs of pants and 2 pieces of outerwear. All staples in the Dawson lineup, there’s something for every denim lover here who wants a head start in the fade department, all the while supporting small business and forward-thinking denim processing.
First up, the lightweight 10 oz. Eco-Washed Nihon-Menpu milled Sashiko Pleat Pants. A pleated chino style, with slash side pockets, welted back pockets, darted back, and metal buttons, this silhouette is inspired by vintage peg trousers with a refined fit for the modern wardrobe. The second piece of Eco Washed Sashiko is the Sashiko Sack Jacket. A fully functional 3-pocket chore coat style with patch pockets, metal button front placket, and Dawson tag, this is one of Dawson’s cornerstone styles they’ve been making for years, but in a washed fabric that instantly unlocks the whimsical texture of indigo-dyed sashiko. Folks, you need to see this fabric zoomed in.
Now, for the 14.25 oz. Eco-Washed Organic Selvedge Denim duo. The Regular Fit Lot 4 Jeans are classic-fit 5-pocket jean. They’re slim-straight and relaxed throughout the leg, and feature rivet reinforcements, chain stitched waistband and hems, Reese 101 buttonholes with metal buttons, Dawson’s signature back pocket arcuates, and a branded leather patch. Complete your eco-washed tuxedo with the matching Sack Jacket Eco Wash 14 oz. Red Line Selvedge Denim, which features the same attention to detail and construction as the aforementioned jeans.
All of these pieces are sewn up in Dawson’s workshop on the South Coast of England using vintage machines and hand-cut patterns.
The Eco-Wash Collection is available at Dawson Denim.