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IOAN brings productions back to the original makers.
Industry of All Nations is making jeans a different way: without contaminating the soil and waterways, doing our part to help create a cleaner planet.
Organic naturally dyed cotton.
Hand-loomed selvedge denim.
Nickel-free buttons and rivets.
Men performing one of the steps of the ancient process of extracting indigo dye from the
plant (stirring the indoxyl-rich mixture to mix it with air). This allows the air to oxidize
the indigo plants, which settles to the bottom of the tank.
In collaboration with a community of innovators who have been perfecting this millenary
Industry of All Nations presents the world's first
collection of naturally dyed,
jeans from 100% organic denim.
Our dye house, located in Southeast India, employs a natural process that eliminates the use of
petrochemicals, offering no contamination to the soil and
Furthermore, our manufacturing process aims at providing the men and women of this area with local
employment and opportunities to further the cultural
progress of looming and dying. We are determined
to support the efforts of these communities to keep their traditions alive and prevent the need
for relocation or vocational
Material: petrochemical free
100% Organic Cotton
Coloring: petrochemical free
NO HEAVY METAL DYES - NO CHEMICAL WASHES.
IOAN DENIM YARN IS TINTED WITH 100% NATURAL DYES DERIVED FROM
IN A PURE WATER WASH THAT RESULTS IN A CHEMICAL-
PRODUCT WITH A CLASSIC
*Collected from the resin left on tree branches by the Indian Shellac beetle.
The natural dyes are naturally fixed to the fabric, resulting in 100%
naturally dyed denim, which does not bleed any more than your regular pair of jeans.
Hand Looming: Electricity Free
The millenary practice of looming by hand is deeply rooted in Indian culture. There are approximately 1 million hand looms working in India today but it is
the first time denim is loomed this way. By introducing a current demand we are helping to promote this sustainable technique keeping the tradition alive.
shops also reside in towns and villages in
the Southeast Indian
region of Tamil Nadu, where groups of men and women
fashion the IOAN
fabric rolls. Their tradition and expertise account for the quality of this robust yet soft denim.
IOAN Selvedge Denim
The word "selvedge" comes from the phrase "self-edge" — the natural edge of a roll of fabric. Originally
selvedge denim was always hand-loomed,
a practice which is continued in the production of IOAN jeans.
Looms weave fabric with one continuous thread (the weft) that is passed back and forth all the way
down the length of the bolt. As the weft loops back into
the edge of the denim, it creates this "self-edge"
or selvedge. This is desirable because the edge cannot fray like denim made on a projectile loom
separate wefts which leave an open edge that must be stitched.
The rolls of Clean Selvedge Denim are shipped to Los Angeles, USA, to be stitched into IOAN Clean Denim Products: JEANS, JACKETS, BERMUDAS, SKIRTS and our growing line of denim apparel.
IOAN CLEAN JEANS -- INDIA / USA COLLABORATION
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