Not Just Pretty : Sustainable Style

June 8, 2008

Del Forte Denim : Eco-Luxury Feels Good!

Del Forte Calla Jeans

Del Forte Denim is designed for the eco-chic woman who is transforming the face of fashion. Made in the USA with 100 percent organic cotton, Del Forte’s premium denim apparel is part of a growing trend which interprets luxury as a combination of distinctive design and ethical production.

The garments are sewn and finished in Los Angeles, a fashion-forward city that is a leader in anti-sweatshop legislation and enforcement, as well as being home to the most cutting-edge wash development facilities in the country.” from Del Forte Denim

Fitness Travel Gear and their sister blog Fancy Green have excellent reviews of organic and sustainable fashions made of cotton, denim, silk, bamboo, soy …

Here’s an excerpt of a review of Del Forte’s Calla Jeans from Fitness Travel Gear:

A good pair of jeans speaks for itself. Unfortunately, too many jeans try too hard, relying on fluffy adornments or bizarre styling to catch your attention. But we know better; it’s not about the bling, it’s about the fit. And the fabric.

Del Forte’s Calla jeans are confident, simple, and straight-forward. They actually remind me of my favorite pair of Levis, and preserve many of the “original” jean’s design elements such as pocket rivets and a clean, straight-leg cut. The Calla has left a few subtle marks on this blueprint, contrast stitching on the pocket and two small embroidered logos (one on the waistband, top right, of course) and one on the inside panel of the zippered fly.

I knew the minute I pulled my Calla jeans out of the box that these were no ordinary jeans, despite their low-key appearance. The organic denim is soft like velvet. They actually feel creamy to the touch, especially after washing. I love the low-rise cut, but since not everybody does, Del Forte makes these jeans in a medium-rise, too, which is plenty modest for anyone. I also love the long, straight/skinny tapered leg, and the slightly stretchy fit. The longer I wear them, they give more and fit like a glove. I never thought I’d give up my baggy jeans–I’ll still keep them for working around the house –but I’m a pretty serious convert at this point. I’m never going back to wearing men’s jeans..”

For the entire review, please see



  1. they look good aswell.


    Comment by nakedculture — June 8, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

  2. Nice blog. Very well done, and a pleasure to wonder through. It is nice to take a break from all the heavy duty thinking on La Marguerite!
    Thanks for your comment by the way. And yes, green porn does get visitors . . .

    Comment by lamarguerite — June 18, 2008 @ 10:14 pm

  3. I have yet to own a pair of Del Forte jeans (because they’re so expensive!) but I would love to… they all look so sexy on the models, and I’m a sucker for jeans that make my butt look good.

    Comment by Stefanie — July 8, 2008 @ 5:48 am

  4. We are collecting a list of Green Denim/Jeans producers too.

    Comment by Aaron Handford — July 15, 2008 @ 4:48 am

  5. This is a very cool blog, I like the superB fashion styles and collections on here. KUDOS!

    Comment by edundayo — July 26, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

  6. Organic cotton does make a big difference, the texture is far softer, not to mention the benefits for the environment (and maybe even your skin?). Nice post, great work.

    Comment by Reusable Bags — September 3, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

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