Conscious fashion, sustainability and recycling are part of the new denim vernacular. The concepts are driving innovation by enhancing denim’s durability, lowering the industry’s footprint and bringing manufacturing closer to home.

Mills are also developing new ways to make sustainable denim look good. From Bossa’s 100 percent organic veg dyes and organic selvedge collections, to Tavex’s water-less laser treatments, here’s a look at how mills are improving their sustainable offerings.