These days, everyone’s talking about vertical integration. At Citizens of Humanity, we’re actually doing it. So what does that mean? Being one of the very few vertically integrated denim production operations allows products to be manufactured within our own sewing and laundry facilities in Los Angeles and Turkey, as well as some select production partners, giving us complete control over the quality of our product. Before they are in your hands, each pair of our jeans passes through the hands of at least forty skilled craftsmen.
High quality fabrications and trusted techniques set the foundation of a production process steeped in integrity, a practice that we will continue to improve upon for years to come. The thoughtful process of making a truly premium pair of jeans is not easy, but it is worth it and we know you’ll love wearing these jeans as much as we love making them. So, here’s how everything comes together, down to the last stitch.
Because a great pair of jeans begins with a perfect fit, our designers and patternmakers fine-tune each garment prototype until they have it just right. With sustainability and innovation at the heart of everything we do, we cut our denim on automated machines to maximize efficiency and minimize fabric waste.
A basic pair of five-pocket jeans takes up to fifty different steps to produce. Using techniques unique to Citizens, 250 of our sewing experts handcraft each pair of jeans. Each week, our team sews upwards of 5,000 pieces.
Wash and Dye
As a California-based company, having recently witnessed one of our state’s most serious droughts, we’re committed to lowering water consumption in every step of the production process. We’ve implemented techniques that reduce our global footprint such as laser technology, our own ozone process, and high-efficiency washers.
This is where everything comes full circle. Each pair comes back to our warehouse to be hand-inspected by a quality-control specialist that knows the product as well as anyone. Several of our team has been with Citizens since we first started. Lastly, each piece is then pressed and prepped for shipping.