The Raleigh Denim Workshop, a studio and initiative founded by Victor Lytvinenko and Sarah Yarborough, focuses on an admirable mission: significantly reducing the carbon footprint associated with the production of jeans. It not only succeeded, it managed to create the smallest carbon footprint on Earth. The Raleigh Denim Workshop partnered with Cotton of the Carolinas, North Carolina's first crop of certified organic cotton, to make that happen.
After approaching International Textile Group to make the fabric organically, the Raleigh Denim Workshop has created a system that is deeply environmental and personal. Lytinenko says, "There's something super-cool about the transparency of it; I know the farmer that grew the cotton, I know the guy that ginned the cotton, the guy that spun it and the guy that wove it."