In April 2010, Industry of All Nations (IOAN™) became a design and development office founded with a commitment to rethink methods of production for consumer goods and to connect local manufacturing with world fashion.
What this means is that they do their manufacturing in small boutique factories located close to the places where they get the materials for the jeans. They use local artisans as labor. IOAN™ is determined to combine environmental and social awareness while promoting fair trade and open borders for all nations. This sounds good to me, after seeing all the exploiting going on in sweatshops and with child labor. Kudos to IOAN™!
So, now that we understand that they strive to be “lean” and “green”, what does that bring to us? They are presenting us “clean jeans”, hand-loomed, naturally dyed selvedge denim, and I definitely love those unisex espadrilles. They also do a women’s line and we will be posting about these soon.