become

doing well fits better

 
 

Salsa jeans was born in 1994 in the north of Portugal
Where expertise meets the truth of the people,
Where our denim jeans are made from our heart and soul
To become the way for you to express yourself to the world.

We do what very few do
The best performance jeans with our best technology & fit
Handcrafted by people we call family.

It is thinking of our families and the future generations
That we felt it’s time to do better.
We are part of a problem that’s bigger than us
We are also part of the solution.

We must, we can, we will do better.
We do better by caring for our planet, for our community,
For the ones we love.

We are aware
Doing well fits better



 

become purpose


The reduction of the amount of water needed during the production
We started by as a laundry, so we are very familiar with all the methods of producing denim. Along the way, we always tried to upgrade every little process, even if it seemed meaningless at the time. However, we always knew there was a lot to improve. The reduction of the amount of water needed during the production – as well as the chemicals used – was a concern we had, still do and will have for the years to come, as this industry can be very challenging. Is now clearer than ever that we can deliver the same jeans, looking just as fabulous, with less water.

 

become tomorrow    become tomorrow    become tomorrow   

become tomorrow    become tomorrow    become tomorrow   

82 million

liters of water.





SAVING WATER FITS US BETTER /

By the end of 2023, we will use 60 to 90% less water in the production of all our jeans!

1 million

plastic bags per year!





FRIENDLY PACKAGING FITS US BETTER /

By the end of 2023, all our jeans packaging will be plastic free!

 

GREENER RESOURCES FIT US BETTER

Our battle to do better doesn’t stop in our laundry or our logistics. Actually, that is just the most visible part of it all. It starts with each and every single one of us. At Salsa we are one big family: there are more than 500 people doing their part to help improving not only the company’s footprint but also theirs, in their everyday life.

 

become real

BYE-EVERYTHING-PLASTIC!

SAVING 2/3 CUPS PER DAY (PER PERSON!).

NO MORE WATER BOTTLES

SAVING 15 THOUSAND WATER BOTTLES PER YEAR.

RECYCLE, RECYCLE, RECYCLE

 

Let’s do some maths, shall we*?

*saving per year

45%173 TONS OF CARTON
100%35 TONS OF PLASTIC
71%3 TONS OF SINGLE A4 SHEETS
45%173 TONS OF CARTON


100%35 TONS OS PLASTIC


71%3 TONS OF SINGLE A4 SHEETS
 

INNOVATIVE MATERIALS FIT US BETTER

Our 27-year expertise in producing jeanswear has presented us some amazing materials and new ways to achieve performance, fit and comfort while being kind to the planet.

 

TENCEL® LYOCELL®

Low ecological impact, biodegradable, produced from renewable raw material wood. Some of our jeanswear is made with Tencel!


TENCEL® REFIBRA®

A technology that upcycles cotton scraps that would go to waste, then mixing them with wood pulp to create new TENCEL fibers. You can find it in our denim garments!


ECOVERO Viscose

Coming from certified renewable wood sources, this fiber ensures a cleaner and responsible production. We use it on our t-shirts!


REPREVE

A fiber made out of plastic bottles! We use this kind of polyester in our puffers in many ways: for the filling, for the lining or even as the main fabric!


SORONA

This fiber originally comes from the sugar extracted from the crops, then added to plant-based ingredients to create a polymer with low environmental impact. Many of our jackets are filled with this kind of material.


3M – Recycled Warmth

We use the 3M Thinsulate Insulation technology in the filling of some of our coats. It is made with recycled content, including fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.


MIPAN Nylon

This nylon yard, made of recycled pre-consumed waste, is the eco-friendly solution we use as a filling for our puffers.

TENCEL® LYOCELL®

Low ecological impact, biodegradable, produced from renewable raw material wood. Some of our jeanswear is made with Tencel!


TENCEL® REFIBRA®

A technology that upcycles cotton scraps that would go to waste, then mixing them with wood pulp to create new TENCEL fibers. You can find it in our denim garments!


ECOVERO Viscose

Coming from certified renewable wood sources, this fiber ensures a cleaner and responsible production. We use it on our t-shirts!


REPREVE

A fiber made out of plastic bottles! We use this kind of polyester in our puffers in many ways: for the filling, for the lining or even as the main fabric!


SORONA

This fiber originally comes from the sugar extracted from the crops, then added to plant-based ingredients to create a polymer with low environmental impact. Many of our jackets are filled with this kind of material.


3M – Recycled Warmth

We use the 3M Thinsulate Insulation technology in the filling of some of our coats. It is made with recycled content, including fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.


MIPAN Nylon

This nylon yard, made of recycled pre-consumed waste, is the eco-friendly solution we use as a filling for our puffers.

 

The suppliers we work with


We work with several denim suppliers when it comes to our jeanswear. As part of our sustainable commitment, we try and do as much as possible close to our headquarters in Portugal, not only to make sure our teams can be part of all the different parts of the production but mostly to reduce long distance transportation.



EUROPE

38,18%


ASIA

32,97%


AFRICA

28,85%

 

made-to-order
means zero waste


Proudtuguese – that’s the name of the made-to-order collection available for STAR clients only, launched in 2021 and split in several deliveries throughout the year. This collection is a celebration of our roots and craftsmanship with very special items. It’s our very first approach towards a zero-waste collection, so stay tuned for more!

 

BEING KIND FITS US BETTER

A kinder way to look at the planet also means a kinder way to look at people and at our community. We realize a chain of production starts and ends with people, so it’s our responsibility to make sure that each step of the way is paved with respect, dignity and fairness to all. And it doesn’t stop on the production line. We have a dedicated team-family ready to help, aware of what’s around us in this world full of challenges. After all, great companies set great examples.

 

we get involved in our community


We're based in a small town where everyone knows each other, where we feel like we're part of the community, and we wouldn’t change a thing. Many of our people were born or live close by: they are neighbors, friends, family. We are proud of our roots and how they have nurtured us, that’s why we focus our support on local NGOs with which we collaborate with fundraising, volunteer work or by donating items from past collections.


We Never Surrender!

Never Surrender: our positive message against Covid-19, to celebrate and recognise the heroes of everyday life, to brighten up those darker days. We've created a #NeverSurrender capsule collection to bring smiles to those in need. 100% of the proceeds from this collection went to the Portuguese Red Cross: together we’ve raised more than 100 000 euros. When all of us were at home, some of our teams were working to sew medical gowns, made with specialized fabrics, to help the hospitals in need.




#SalsaBecome

 
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