This conversation brings together different levels of the denim supply chain: brand, mill, and farm. On the brand side we’re joined by Jordan Nordarse of Boyish Jeans, on the mill side we have Alberto Candiani of Candiani Denim, and on the cotton side we have Crispin Argento of Sourcery. The conversation is an edited version of a webinar that I moderated for Transformers Foundation back in the spring of 2022.
We talk about which part(s) of making a pair of jeans has the biggest impact on carbon emissions? Do we know? If not, what would it take to know? We talk about the possibilities: what role can companies operating in different parts of the denim supply chain can take towards reducing carbon emissions. And we also talk about the limits: what challenges do companies face when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?
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Transformers Foundation is the unified voice representing the denim industry and its ideas for positive change. It was founded to provide a thus-far missing platform to the jeans and denim supply chain, and a central point of contact for consumers, brands, NGOs, and media who want to learn more about ethics and sustainable innovation in the industry.
If the name Candiani sounds familiar to you, that’s because we took a deep dive into the company’s story back in episodes 16 and 17. If Crispin’s name sounds familiar, that’s because we also talked to him back on episodes 43 and 44 about direct to grower cotton sourcing and cotton traceability.