Low Impact Denim

For Autumn-Winter 2020 our denim collection is re-launching as Low Impact Denim. This re-launch includes a commitment to use organic cotton, reduce water consumption, limit the use of synthetic chemicals and use green freight for all shipments.
Written by Cindy Nordmann

Reduced Water Consumption

Water consumption is one of the biggest environmental issues related to the process of producing denim. By using different water saving techniques such as dry ozone treatment, handmade scrapings and stone wash with natural enzymes we are able to make high-quality garments with an authentic look and a lower environmental impact.

100% organic cotton fabric and finishing with a 0-33 eim score by Jeanologia

Responsible Purchasing and Sustainable Sourcing

At Tom Wood we’re committed to ensure fair and safe working conditions throughout our supply chain. To achieve this we have established long-lasting relationships with suppliers who share our desire and willingness to find better ways of conducting business together. Our code of conduct requires suppliers to meet our standards for social responsibility and safe working conditions.


EIM* and GOTS** certifications ensure that our products meet these standards.



Tom Wood’s commitment to reduce its environmental impact means that we work towards limiting the use of synthetic chemicals. Garments that receive the GOTS certification are labelled accordingly and this means that more than 95% of the cotton fibers used are organic and that there has been no use of bleach, formaldehyde or other harmful chemicals in the production process.

Natural Trims

The trims used in our Low Impact Denim have a natural color as a result of being made without synthetic chemicals. Buttons and rivets are made from brass and all trims are made in factories which utilise solar energy and are committed to reducing their water consumption and CO2 emissions.

Recycled Packaging

Our Low Impact Denim are packaged in poly bags which are made out of 100% recycled plastic, thereby using fewer natural resources and less energy than traditional, non-recycled plastic.

Low Impact Denim is one of multiple initiatives that we are taking at Tom Wood to reduce our impact on the environment.

* Environmental Impact Measuring (EIM) – Powered by Jeanologia
EIM is a tool developed by sustainable finishing company Jeanologia which assesses the environmental impact of garment finishing processes by measuring key factors like water and energy consumption, the use of chemicals and the health and safety of workers. Based on these calculations, the garment is given a score of 0-100, 0-33 indicating low impact, 34-66 medium impact and 67-100 high impact.

The Low Impact Denim-collection has achieved an EIM score between 0-33, thereby indicating that the process of making the jeans has had a low impact on the environment.

** The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Garments that achieve the GOTS certification criteria meet the worldwide leading standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

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