AMO Denim | Sustainability

Fashion can be fast, and often wasteful. We choose to take things slow.
We know that one of the best ways to be mindful of our planet and our community is to produce high quality garments made to last. We’ve partnered with like-minded manufacturers in the U.S., Peru, and Italy who are leaders in the implementation of environmental best practices and committed to the fair and ethical treatment of those they work with. Together, we are taking the necessary steps to implement more sustainable processes to do our part in addressing excessive consumerism and pollution.

Our knits collection is made from fabrics sourced in Los Angeles, aiding in reducing our carbon footprint from shipping overseas and supporting local businesses. By keeping production within our community, we're able to help create more job opportunities in 18+ of our vendors, which allows us to have greater transparency over the quality of our production and health and safety of our employees.


Our denim fabrics are sourced mindfully, partnering with denim mills recognized for implementing processes that eliminate chemicals and emissions during production, while ensuring water and energy are re-used and recycled.

Our knitwear fabrics are produced in part by a co-op of regenerative farms dedicated to restoring the soil and water by eliminating the use of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizers, and other toxic amendments.

Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is grown without harmful chemicals, leaving the soil, air and, water free from harmful contaminants. Organic cotton produces around 46% less CO2e than conventional cotton. It also uses far less water to grow, since organic growers typically utilize rain more than irrigation.

Organic cotton guarantees the elimination of pesticides, enforcement of fair labor practices and the use of non-GMO seeds. This cotton is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and therefore must consist of 70% or more organic content.

Recycled Cotton

Recycled yarns are used on select fabrications. Cotton recycling is the process of converting cotton fabric into fibers that can be reused into other textile products. Recycled cotton is primarily made from pre-consumer cotton which is excess textile waste from clothing production.

Organic Pima Cotton

The skillful craftsmanship and native yarns of Peru are utilized in a portion of our knitwear collection. Organic Pima cotton allows us to create garments of the highest quality and style standards, while using 50% less water than other varietals.


We use a mix of stone and rubber balls to stonewash our denim. The use of rubber balls allows us to use 50% less stones than regular washing, thus reducing the amount of damage that is done to the environment from digging into mountain sides and burning fuel to transport rocks across the ocean and land. We use special enzymes in our washing process which allows us to use 25% less water during production.

In an effort to create less waste, we’re utilizing extra samples and production materials including wash blankets and repurposing them into denim totes for our suppliers and employees to use instead of plastic bags.


We ship using compostable poly bags and recyclable shipping materials. We  utilize the carbon neutral shipping option offered by UPS and plan to offer a carbon offset option for every order placed by the end of 2022.


Extending the life of clothes helps fight fashion waste. That’s why we look forward to offering in-house repair and upcycling services for members of the AMO Denim community, a goal we plan to implement by the end of 2022. 

“Newness” comes at a high price for the planet. We plan to one day work with other vendors on making select samples and overstock available for resale, moving us one step closer to a circular fashion future.