11 Sustainable White Denim Jeans You Can Wear All Summer
White Denim Is A Wardrobe Staple
We’ve all heard this classic fashion advice: don’t wear white before Memorial Day (or after Labor Day). Well, it’s time to forget it, with these white denim jeans you’ll wear all year round.
Made with sustainable denim, these jeans are made to be worn from season to season and made to last year after year. From pairs sewn in the USA to handcrafted in Mexico, here are our picks for white denim that you can rock anytime—starting now.
Ethics | Sustainable, fair trade Features | Wide-leg, ankle length, 5” cuff hem Price | $128
Handmade in Mexico, ABLE’s Wide Leg Jeans in Clara are destined to be matched with spring sandals, casual sneakers, and summer block-heels. Sitting slightly above your hips, these jeans begin to open up near the knees, ending with a full wide leg and a 5” cuff at the hem. Crafted together using 100% non-stretch cotton denim, you’ll feel classic and clean with these pure white jeans. Plus, with each purchase from ABLE, they’re able to provide fair-trade jobs to women around the world, so you are very literally creating jobs and impact with these.
Ethics | Sustainable, American-made Features | Skinny fit, ankle length, mid-rise Price | $145
If pure white jeans aren’t your thing, consider Baldwin’s Sophia Denim in Buttermilk. These hip-hugging jeans stay close all the way down with a narrow ankle, and pairs perfectly with heels or wedges. Like all of Baldwin’s apparel, these are made in the USA with performance-stretch denim and custom hardware, so they’ll be the investment of the season. Feel your best this summer knowing you’re supporting local business and rocking jeans meant to last.
3. Genetic Los Angeles
Ethics | Sustainable, American-made, ethically made Features | Ripped/distressed, high-waisted, skinny fit, ankle length Price | $149
Want to add a little edge and attitude to your white denim? These Genetic Los Angeles High-Waist Crop Skinny are right up your alley. These ripped jeans are ethically made in Los Angeles and come with 5-pocket design, destruction details, silver hardware, and premium stretch denim for even the curviest of women. And don’t worry—this white is bright, but non-sheer. Turn your confidence all the way up with these, knowing your front and back will look damn good.
Ethics | Sustainable, eco-friendly, ethically made Features | High-waisted, cropped leg, slightly wide-leg Price | $128
Channel some vintage style with Reformation’s Eloise Wide Leg Jeans in Ivory. Part of the Reformation Jeans Collection, these high-rise jeans are made ethically and release just a quarter of carbon dioxide emissions than regular denim. (And every pair you buy cleans a thousand gallons of water, too!) With an unfinished hem and wide, cropped leg, you can pair these with strappy heels or old sneakers. They’re the perfect outfit staple for date night, girls’ night out, or a casual workday in the office, making these denim jeans a win-win no matter the occasion.
Ethics | Sustainable, American-made Features | Natural cotton denim, raglan sleeves, button closures Price | $325
Get your glam on with this Shop Jacket from Ginew and HOUSE OF LAND. Using 11.5 oz of natural denim from North Carolina, this was sewn together from a family-owned factory in Portland, so it has had quite the cross-country journey. Made to be sturdy and worn often, this natural cotton jacket will come to fit your body for those summer nights on the boardwalk or spring barbecues. It comes with button closures too for those chilly evenings, making it the most versatile jacket you’ll need all year. Plus, you’d be supporting the only Native American-owned premium denim collection in the world, supporting American practices and Native American values.
6. Imogene + Willie
Ethics | Sustainable, American-made Features | High-waisted, ankle length, slim fit Price | $195
The Josette White Stone from Imogene + Willie is the high-rise skinny crop pants of your dreams. Made to be simple, timeless, and durable, they use 11 oz. premium Turkish stretch denim, sewn right here in the USA. With a flattering, slim leg, it makes even the most petite woman look like she has legs for days. And these jeans are made for every season, gently finished by hand and strong enough to handle wind, rain, and extra sunshine. With these jeans being born out of Nashville, we can totally see these worn with cowboy boots, or a bohemian top.
7. M.i.h Jeans
Ethics | Sustainable Features | High-waisted, bellbottom flare, ankle length Price | $240
The Lou Jeans from M.i.h Jeans will have you feeling like you’re back at Woodstock. High-waisted with bellbottom flares at the ankle, these jeans are begging to be paired with a 70’s top or casual sneakers. These were designed in the UK, using Japanese white stretch denim for those filling meals and more flexible poses. And if the white wash isn’t your style, check out their other 3 washes—we’re sure you’ll be wearing these bad boys for years to come.
Ethics | Sustainable, ethically sourced, eco-friendly Features | High-waisted, raw hem Price | $128
You didn’t think we’d feature sustainable white denim and not include shorts, did you? These Cleo High-Rise Shorts from DL1961 are the ultimate in high-waisted shorts, ideal for a music festival or hot summer day on the pavement. Made to elongate your legs while flattering your waist, these are perfect with a casual tee and vintage kicks. And the raw, frayed hem gives you that NYC edge too. After all, DL1961 is a NYC-based brand with sustainable manufacturing, crafting the world’s greenest high-performance denim.
9. AG Jeans
Ethics | Sustainable, ethically made, eco-friendly Features | Mid-rise, straight fit, full length Price | $188
If ankle-cropped denim isn’t your thing, these AG Prima jeans might be. Designed in LA, these jeans are sewn together with 10 oz. Dover stretch denim and have a straight fit to be tucked into your boots or worn with flats. AG Jeans was first launched in 2000 emulating a chic, sophisticated, and classic look while being as eco-friendly and socially-responsible as possible. Their use of eco-conscious fibers, vertically-integrated manufacturing facilities, and nonprofit partnership with charity:water is unparalleled by most brands, making it one of the most respected denim brands around.
10. Coco Cooper
Ethics | Sustainable, American-made Features | Mid-rise, flare, full length Price | $199
Transition throughout the seasons with these Delphine Flare jeans from Coco Cooper, made in Los Angeles. These white-wash jeans will fit you like a glove, using 4-way stretch fabric and a flattering flare to create the most beautiful and elongating silhouette. Create that clean look all year round, matching with a tee in the spring or turtleneck in the winter. Known to move with your body while still staying durable, you’ll be able to style these for as many seasons as you can imagine. And while we’re on the topic, we highly recommend Coco Cooper for our girls with curves, as they avoid that irritating gap in between the waist and butt (you know the one we’re talking about!).
Ethics | Sustainable, American-made Features | High-rise, ankle length, slim fit Price | $195
We might have saved the best for last with RE/DONE’s Stretch High-Rise Ankle Crop. RE/DONE takes inspiration from Levi’s and adds an eco-friendly and sustainable flair, with water conserving methods and no harsh chemicals. Manufactured in DTLA, each pair is handpicked, hand-cut, and always one-of-a-kind so you know you’re getting the most well-fitting jeans around. Consider these a gift to yourself, since you’ll be customizing them anyway.