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We keep it local with our supply chain, reducing our carbon footprint while also supporting Los Angeles industry. We’ve been able to source all of our garment-manufacturing factories within a three-mile radius of each other. That’s right, a three-mile radius. That’s basically walking distance.
Now compare that to the distance jeans from other denim-producing countries have to travel to get to Los Angeles:
  • Puebla, Mexico: 2,000 miles from LA
  • Turkey: 7,100 miles from LA
  • China (the world’s #1 carbon dioxide emitter): 7,200 miles from LA
  • Vietnam: 7,900 miles from LA
That's a whole lot of miles.
Since establishing the Clean Air Act in 1970, the U.S. has reduced the aggregate emissions of six common pollutants—lead, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matters (x2), and nitrogen oxide—by 73%. Our factories in Los Angeles adhere to strict pollution standards so we can all breathe easier.


Working with our GOTS Certified LA-based laundry we’ve been able to reduce the use of approximately 400 gallons of water per wash load by eliminating the use of Potassium Permanganate from most of our products, which is harmful when inhaled or ingested. That equates to 3 to 4 gallons of water saved per pair of jeans!
We also use ozone technology in many of our washes. Yes, the same ozone that’s in our atmosphere! Ozone has replaced the water- and chemical-heavy process of getting the inside pocket lining to be white again after being washed. Typically, a harsh neutralization chemical and 100 gallons of water per load is used to bring the indigo-stained pocket bags back to white. Ozone replaces this process altogether, and we save approximately one gallon of water per garment.


Our pride in working with LA-owned businesses runs deep, and  It’s an honor to create relationships with local factories, especially when they’re as dedicated to their craft as IPC.
Not only is IPC known for its attention to detail and quality stitching, the owner and operator, Peter Chung, is also a very skilled pattern maker. Peter has owned a brand himself prior to opening IPC, and he treats every pair of jeans that goes through his factory as if it were his own brand.