Los Angeles-based denim brand Triarchy developed an exclusive denim fabric that uses some of the most progressive sustainable innovations to date, and it’s tapping Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver to help develop and promote it.
The fabric, made by Turkish mill Bossa, centers on Naia Renew, a cellulosic staple fiber developed by global specialty materials provider Eastman. Sourced from 60 percent wood pulp and 40 percent recycled waste plastics, the quick-drying fiber offers inherent softness and blends well with other eco-friendly materials such as lyocell, modal and recycled polyester.
Triarchy’s Naia Renew blend contains 66 percent organic cotton, 22 percent Tencel and 12 percent Naia fiber. The brand has an exclusive on the fabric for one year, after which Bossa will open it up to other denim labels.
Eastman debuted Naia Renew at a commercial scale in 2020 with fast-fashion giant H&M as the first brand partner, whose Conscious Exclusive collection incorporated the fiber. As demand for Naia filament increased, the company expanded its production capacity at its Barcelona site by 30 percent in the middle of this year and plans to expand that capability by more than 50 percent by the end of 2022.
As one of the first brands to go to market with Candiani Denim’s patented plant-based Coreva technology—a biodegradable stretch denim innovation created from organic cotton yarns and natural rubber—at the start of 2020, Triarchy is known for adopting some of the most cutting-edge innovations in sustainability.
The brand’s reputation for sustainable manufacturing caught the attention of Skriver, who has previously worked on a limited-edition denim capsule collection from Abrand Jeans in 2019.
Triarchy’s eight-piece collection made in collaboration with Skriver features two-toned and light-wash denim styles designed with the model’s effortlessly cool aesthetic in mind. Garments include denim jackets in cropped and oversized styles, ripped high-rise straight-leg jeans, two-toned shorts and jeans, a denim crop top, relaxed overalls and a bucket hat.
“Denim is what I live in and it is part of my everyday wardrobe,” Skriver said. “Triarchy’s sustainable mission and design direction aligned perfectly with what I wanted to create. This collaboration marries my vision of go-to denim pieces that I can wear from day to night, and that I will have in my closet for years to come.”
The collection is now available in sizes XS-L and 24-33 at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, as well as at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Shopbop, and on Triarchy.com. Pricing ranges from $195-$495.
The Triarchy x Josephine Skriver collection also includes a second denim fabric comprised of Refibra, recycled cotton and organic cotton. Consumers can scan a QR code located on each garment and find their organic cotton certification.
“It was a long road for Triarchy to find someone to collaborate with because equal to complimentary design aesthetics, we needed there to be an equal understanding of the importance of sustainability,” said Adam Taubenfligel, founder and creative director, Triarchy. “Working with Josephine on fabric creation through to design and wash direction with responsible manufacturing in mind all the way through is what makes this collaboration such a success.”