Because it’s Cool
Monkee Genes has been in the ethical denim game for over 10 years now, for this reason they understand what makes a good pair and produce modern styles in a range of shades.
From skinny fit to wide baggy jeans, Monkee Genes has a style for every occasion. Super skinny jeans come in every shade of blue and grey. Straight, high-waisted jeans that stop just above the ankle are perfect for every day wear. Loose fit jeans are more suited to those cool, casual days.
As well as denim, Monkee Genes have created a range of branded tops and hoodies.
Because it Matters
Before production begins, each factory is vetted and personally visited by Monkee Genes founder Philip Wildbore. Monkee Genes ensure that every manufacturer within their supply chain holds a sustainable or ethical certification.
They have been working with one particular factory in Indonesia for over 10 years. This company is regularly audited to ensure a safe and happy working environment. They use GOTS certified organic cotton and are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX certified. This means the fabrics used do not use harmful pesticides or chemicals during farming and the dyeing processes.
Over the last couple of years, Monkee Genes has also started working with a factory in Pakistan. Similarly, they are GOTS certified and are also audited by SMETA that ensures strict labour rights and high health and safety regulations.
Finally, they source their t-shirts and tops from a factory in India. Again, they are GOTS certified and they are also a Fairtrade company, which means workers are paid fairly for their work. Monkee Genes states that this factory is in the process of building safe living accommodation for the workers who have travelled from the rural countryside. This complex will also have play spaces and nurseries for the workers’ children.
Monkee Genes attests to paying everyone in the supply chain a living wage, from the UK offices to each factory.
In 2014, Monkee Genes become a PETA approved vegan brand, meaning that all products are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.
Did you know?
In 2018 Monkee Genes released a range of ethical jeans for £50 in a bid to make ethical products more accessible.