The world’s first 100 percent compostable jeans are springing your way. Part of FREITAG’s “F-abric” line of European-grown and produced workwear, the upcoming five-pocket design, dubbed the “E500”, is entirely cotton-free, comprising 81 percent linen and 19 percent hemp in a 19-ounce weight for men and a 17 ounce for women. This is a fabric that is “like no other in the fashion and textile world,” according to the Switzerland based firm, which is best known for making bags out of re-purposed truck tarpaulin.
There’s not really much that can be done with the jean silhouette, especially in 2015, an age in which vintage-formula denim reigns supreme. Progressive Swiss manufacturer FREITAG, while not necessarily reinventing any wheels, has definitely spun one with the release of its new denim line. The jeans are a standard five-pocket fit, but feature removable buttons, that can be replaced as the denim ages. When the pair is finally exhausted from years of use, wearers can recycle their pairs into the earth – as each pair of jeans is 100% compostable after removing the buttons.
You can watch the impressively acrobatic preview video of the denim in action below.