A short while ago, a young group of engineers and artists from Seattle left behind high paying career paths in order to pursue global change. They did not know how they would accomplish such a task, they only knew that they had to.
Soon they found themselves in the unfamiliar world of fashion where they foolishly established a single goal – to produce the most luxurious and best fitting jeans in the world, all while protecting the earth and loving its people. In this, they hoped to build a culture of responsible and intelligent consumerism that would have rippling effects across the globe…
Sling & Stones denim is made of American-grown organic Supima cotton, one of the finest and rarest natural fibers on earth. Our jeans are virtually pesticide-free, unlike the average cotton jeans which contain 27% harmful chemicals.
The organic Supima fiber is spun into yarn and then hand-loomed by a small family-run Japanese mill, with some fabric taking an entire day to produce a single roll. The cost of our fabric alone is more than the entire cost of producing most other ‘premium’ jeans.
The twill for our pocket bag lining is made of organic Fair Trade cotton, grown on the farms of Peru. Our supplier programs in Peru (1) help poor farmers, who previously were forced to grow cocaine, (2) generate electricity for the nearby villages, and (3) donate proceeds back into the local communities. Fair Trade ensures workers are paid enough to care for their families, put food on the table, and send their children to school.
The twill and denim are accessorized by genuine 24k gold plated hardware and zari thread, handcrafted by skilled artisans in India. Our jeans are then assembled in Sling & Stones’ own factory, where production quality is second to none. In an effort to ensure that our employees are safe, happy, and healthy, we sponsor weekly factory visits by doctors and other specialists. After discovering that many of our employees were traveling too far to get to work, we constructed subsidized housing for them. This is only the beginning of what we have planned for our factory.
Finally, each jean is finished and inspected by us personally before it reaches boutiques and finds its way into the hands of responsible and loving individuals such as yourself.
A percentage of Sling & Stones’ profits will be used to immunize villagers in Peru, fight teen suicide in Japan, and build an orphanage and youth rehabilitation center in India.
Thank you for your love and support.