Last week Levi's CEO Chip Bergh issued an open letter asking people to refrain from bringing firearms into the company's stores and offices. Some gun fans say they plan to boycott Levi's in favor of Wrangler. But the latter company's #Sustainability cred may surprise some of its new customers.
It uses a new technique that dissolves fabric and then re-spins the thread, making it even stronger than before.
This newest pair of Levi's started as five old T-shirts. Using a new fabric-recycling technology, Seattle-based startup Evrnu worked with Levi's to dissolve the used clothing into a new, high-quality thread. That thread was then used to make the new pants. It's a process that could ultimately start to replace water-intensive cotton grown in the field with cotton saved from ...
The key to fighting the terrorist group is addressing the conditions that create recruits.
This week's climate-change #Conference in Paris offers an opportunity to reflect on the world's reactions to the tragedy committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria there last month. Will any constructive connection be drawn between the #Impact of man-made #Climate Change and the social, economic, and political instability on which ISIS recruitment depends? Can ...
This post was originally published at TIME.com. The key to fighting the terrorist group is addressing the conditions that create recruits. This week's climate-change #Conference in Paris offers an opportunity to reflect on the world's reactions to the tragedy committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria there last month. Will any constructive connection be drawn between the #Impact of man-made #Climate Change and the social, economic, and political instability on which ISIS recruitment depends? Can ...
The tragedies of last month and the international #Climate Change#Conference that kicks off in Paris today have me thinking a lot about Paris lately.
When I spent a college semester there in the early 2000s, I was mesmerized by the beauty of the place: the buildings dripping in architectural detail; the delicious, yeast-filled smells of my neighborhood courtesy of the corner boulangerie; the sunny plazas where Parisians spent languid afternoons in repose, chattering away in their mellifluous, lilting ...
The tragedies of last month and the international #Climate Change#Conference that kicks off in Paris today have me thinking a lot about Paris lately. When I spent a college semester there in the early 2000s, I was mesmerized by the beauty of the place: the buildings dripping in architectural detail; the delicious, yeast-filled smells of my neighborhood courtesy of the corner boulangerie; the sunny plazas where Parisians spent languid afternoons in repose, chattering away in their mellifluous, lilting ...
A Levi's stadium set to open next month in Calfornia as the new home of the San Francisco 49ers American Football team will run on recycled water, as part of a quest to become the greenest stadium in the country.
Sustainability doesn't have to be dry, and it's really not about dogma, says Levi Strauss' VP of Global Sustainability, Michael Kobori. It's about engaging the heart. And Levi's jiu jitsu #Sustainability concept proves the point.
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One of the best parts of being a dad in the San Francisco Bay Area is taking my #kids to a San Francisco Giants game. I’m sure a lot of you can relate.
And, given my job leading the Levi’s® brand, one of the best parts of watching a game at AT&T Park is seeing that right-field wall – Levi’s® Landing.
I honestly can’t tell you how proud it makes me feel.
So you can imagine how excited I am to tell you that we’re renewing our partnership with the Giants, including the ...
Take a look at your jeans, your sweater or the shirt on your back. The people who made it — who sewed on the buttons and stitched the cuffs — were most likely women.
That’s because 60 to 80 percent of all apparel workers are female. Most are between 18 and 25 years old, and many of them have moved from the countryside to the city in search of work.
There’s something particularly cool about working at a company where your colleagues care — not just about their work, but also about the world.
It makes sense that you’d find such folks at Levi Strauss & Co. After all, our founder, Levi Strauss, set the example back when the company was just starting. One of his many philanthropic efforts included donating some of his profits to a San Francisco orphanage. That facility has evolved into the Edgewood Center for Children and Families, ...
Step into almost any retail store and you’ll likely be greeted with music. Its effects can vary — from pulling you farther in to, well, driving you out. Clearly, it can make a big difference in your #shopping experience.
To find out the role music plays in a Levi’s® store, we talked with the folks on the Levi’s® Global Brand Experience team who are charged with creating the in-store playlists.
If you freeze your jeans, regularly bathe in your jeans or have an inexplicable affinity for the smell of raw denim, you’re probably a denim-head — and you’re in good company. We’ve been working with the indigo-dyed cotton-twill textile for more than 140 years, and we couldn’t be more thrilled by the fabric of a well-made pair of jeans. (Levi’s®, of course.)
Denim is what we live for.
Levi Strauss & Co. has been proud to call the great city of San Francisco home since our founding in 1853. For 160 years, Levi’s® and San Francisco have stood for progress — from the Gold Rush pioneers, to the Beat Generation, to the Summer of Love in Haight-Ashbury, to our beloved 49ers and Giants.
My favorite blue jeans aren’t Levi’s® 501s®.
Can I say that? On the Levi Strauss & Co. website?
I think so. We’ll find out.
The reason I think so is because my favorite blue jeans are Levi’s® Made & Crafted™ blue jeans. If you don’t know the name, a bit of background …
Here at LS&Co., we can get behind any cause that supports better cotton and a better world. That’s why we’re committed to investing in local farming #Communities and worldwide programs such as the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which connects LS&Co. with responsible farms that care for both the #Environment and the livelihood of local communities.
Where do you go to find the world’s strongest fabric? The military, of course. That’s where Neil Bell found Dyneema — a revolutionary fabric that, when embedded into the cloth of denim, increases the strength and durability of jeans twofold.
As the Global Fabric Innovation Manager at LS&Co. and a denim innovator for more than 20 years, Neil has a finger on the pulse of new and emerging fabrics.
Unzipped spoke with Neil about how the Dyneema jean was born, the thrill of working with ...
When I think about what makes the Levi Strauss Foundation special, I always return to Levi Strauss & Co.’s enduring values: courage, empathy, originality and integrity.
Guided by the spirit of these values, in 2013 we devoted the vast majority of our grant dollars — more than any other #Corporate grant-maker — to advance the #Human Rights and well-being of underserved #Communities touched by our business.
Ask employees why they like working at Levi Strauss & Co., and they’ll definitely tell you about our product. After all, this is the home of the Levi’s® and Dockers® brands. But they’ll also likely talk about our values and how we – as a group of people – put those values into #Action throughout the year, including the holiday season.
Remember Rose Schumacher, the Wichita, Kan., grandmother who recycles denim the old-fashioned way?
Rose takes used blue jeans, including some that we at Levi Strauss & Co. send her, and turns them into quilts for the homeless.
As it turns out, she’s still at it!
We first told you about Rose in March of last year when, at the age of 80, she had just finished making her 500th quilt. Now, according to her son, she’s fast approaching her 1,000th.
Skate World had fallen on hard times.
Thieves had descended upon the Johannesburg skateboarding park, carting away what they could sell as scrap. When the neighborhood #kids showed up, skateboards in hand, there wasn’t much to do.
But Jamie O’Brien recognized the importance of the skate park to the community. And with some help from Levi’s® South Africa, his company, Woodie’s Skate Ramps, enlisted the skateboarders in a do-it-yourself project, putting “a bit of love” into ...
I am honored to be able to express my deep admiration and respect for Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president, and a man who has had a profound #Impact on many people’s lives, including mine.Observing reactions over the past few days, from global #Leaders through to ordinary people, reaffirmed, for me, the truly iconic status that Nelson Mandela holds universally. The fact that he is both loved and revered throughout the world is reverberates in the ...
We’ve long recognized, as a company, that it’s important to stand by each other.
That’s why we integrated our factories long before the law required it. It’s why our #Leaders stood shoulder-to-shoulder with employees to share information about HIV/AIDS, even before the deadly virus had a name. And it’s why our company granted domestic partnership health benefits more than 20 years ago.
Levi Strauss & Co. is no stranger to innovation. Since the inception of the blue jean, we’ve been hard at work revolutionizing our practices. We’re committed to exploring innovative techniques that are sustainable, good for the #Environment and, above all, result in well-made products. That’s why we’re especially excited about the new Dockers® Wellthread process, which aims to benefit all elements involved in the apparel-making process, from the consumers who wear Dockers® to the workers ...
South African President Jacob Zuma said today, “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”
Yet the loss is reverberating around the globe, for Nelson Mandela was not just a South African hero. Instead, he was a global symbol of honesty, sincerity, humility and generosity – one that has burned an indelible path toward equality that generations have felt and will feel in ages to come.
On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is upon us.
Known by its hash tag, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to charitable giving. The idea is to harness the #power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real #Change in their communities.
The Levi’s® Commuter collection – for bicyclists, by bicyclists – has arrived in Thailand.
And for those of us with no plans to land at BKK anytime soon, this new video from our friends in the Levi’s® #brand is a great way to experience the city … and the Commuter.
Sheets of plastic. That’s what Evelyn Quisaba asked for.
It’s difficult to imagine that something so simple could make a difference in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, but Evelyn, a resident of one of the hardest hit regions, told the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) it would.
1906 was a remarkable year in the history of San Francisco and Levi Strauss & Co.
On April 18 that year, what became known as The Great Quake shattered the early morning calm, rocking the entire city and areas far beyond.
The earthquake lasted from 40 to 60 seconds. Almost immediately, fires broke out across the city, caused by broken gas lines and stoves that had fallen over during the shaking.
Estimates of the number of people killed in the earthquake range from 700 to four times that ...
How would you invest $100,000 among pioneering organizations taking on some of the toughest issues of our time?
That’s the question we ask Levi Strauss & Co. employees every year through “Community Vote,” a global three-week campaign in which the Levi Strauss Foundation puts positive social #Change in employees' hands.
Choosing from some of our outstanding #Community partners in the Americas, Europe and Asia, thousands of company employees and Levi’s® store managers from all over the ...