Based: Los Angeles, CA
Description: Paige was founded by Paige Adams-Geller, a former Miss California who became a fashion industry muse. Paige became the denim industry's first female founder and has a commitment to quality and passion for creating men and women jean products her customers will live in. Paige only partners with the best wash-houses in the country.
Sources: Paige notates the fabric used, but to improve transparency, we suggest to add the source of each fabric.
Social Responsibility: Paige is committed to local manufacturing as well as supporting the following charitable organizations: NEDA (National Eating Disorders of America), RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), The Rape Foundation, The Rape Treatment Center, and Stuart House.
Denim brands are widely known for using chemical dyes. A compelling reason to buy American made jeans is that the United States has regulations around the use and discarding of toxic chemicals. This is not to say that U.S. workers are not exposed to toxins, but the probability is less. You will lower the probability even more if you do a little research into the brands from which you buy. There is hope in the greening of jean manufacturing. Denim companies started slowly realizing that their processes were actually killing people. While many still ignore the facts, there are now many companies changing old ways.
While it is ultimately the responsibility of denim manufacturers, the consumer also has a critical part in this transformation. When consumers demand change as a collective, companies often change their ways out of necessity, not necessarily by choice. The fact is that today it is possible to create the same product at the same price using more eco-friendly processes. Consumers and brands need to be educated on the outcome of not moving to new processes.