Australian brand bassike originally launched their line of organic cotton t-shirts in 2007 and the following year expanded their product range to include a denim line. The bassike spring 2016 denim collection launched last week, and we love their take on slow fashion, focussing on beautifully constructed garments that are designed to last forever and actually improve with age.
They have achieved this through partnering with a small denim village in Southern Japan where age-old techniques & specialist denim knowledge are passed down through generations. The Japanese take great pride in their craft, and are renowned denim experts. The owner of the bespoke factory where bassike denim is made stays back after his machinists have finished for the day to change the tension on each machine in the production line, ensuring that no two pairs of jeans is exactly the same.
This season bassike have introduced some new styles to the 15-piece collection. These include the ‘classic crop jean’ which offers a traditional fit, mid rise, and a slim cropped leg in a classic wash rigid denim, and the ‘slim stretch jean’ which is based off a traditional tailored pant with a higher waist, clean side-entry pockets, and an ultra clean wash in softly worn stretch Japanese denim.
In a world drowing in cheap disposable jeans, bassike offers a truly unique product within the global denim market. Take a look at their fire styles below, shop the full range here, and don’t forget to check our our guide to good denim which we’ve updated to include this collection.