Levi Strauss

Levi Strauss

Levi Strauss & Co.is a privately held American clothing company known worldwide for its Levi’s brand of denim jeans. It was founded in 1853 when Levi Strauss came from Buttenheim, Franconia, (Kingdom of Bavaria) to San Francisco, California to open a west coast branch of his brothers’ New York dry goods business. Levi Strauss & Co. is a worldwide corporation organized into three geographic divisions: Levi Strauss Americas (LSA), based in the San Francisco headquarters; Levi Strauss Europe, Middle East and Africa (LSEMA), based in Brussels; and Asia Pacific Division (APD), based in Singapore.

After the Thrift Store: What Happens to Your Donated Clothes?

You've just sold your unwanted clothes to a thrift store or donated them to a nonprofit charity with the hope that they will…

Series RE-Launch: Sustainable Apparel Part II Debuts Tomorrow!

We're thrilled to announce that Levi Strauss & Co., a longtime proponent of sustainability in the supply chain, has returned to support Part…

SXSW Eco Interview: Paul Dillinger, Levi Strauss & Co.

Paul Dillenger describes how design thinking can lead to surprising innovation and even solutions to complicated sustainability problems we might have overlooked.

Experts Discuss Tackling Big Problems Through Design at SXSW Eco

On the first day of SXSW Eco, design experts discussed examples of how creative design makes sustainability easy, cost-effective and beautiful.

3p Weekend Preview: An Early Look at SXSW Eco 2014

We don't know about you, but the 3p team is getting pretty excited to attend the SXSW Eco conference in Austin next week.…

3p Weekend: 10 Companies That Stand for LGBT Equality

As marriage equality legislation makes its way through courtrooms across the country, it's clear that equality will soon be the norm rather than…

4 Lessons the Apparel Industry Can Learn from Carpet-Makers

Believe it or not, there's actually a great deal the apparel industry can learn from carpet-makers about closed loop recycling, as Paul Murray,…

Fashion Futures: Resource Constraints and Sustainable Design

How will peering into the future drive the industry to adapt to growing resource constraints, and how will this impact the design process…

San Francisco Program Provides a Roadmap for Eliminating Textile Waste

More than 25 billion pounds of textiles are discarded in the U.S. annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which equates to…

3p Weekend: 10 Budding Trends in Sustainable Fashion

Over the past few months, we've been exploring the environmental and social impact of fashion in an in-depth series, so we have our…

Supply Chain Worker Rights: From Good Intentions to Implementation

Today, worker rights might even be considered an oxymoron. But it’s a struggle well worth engaging as both a holding action and in…

A World Water Day-Themed Google Chat w/ Michael Kobori, VP of Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.

TriplePundit hosted a World Water Day-themed Google Chat interview with Michael Kobori, VP of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. Watch the recap…

Levi Strauss Brings Water Recycling to the Apparel Industry

Levi Strauss & Co. has developed a new process that will allow it to use 100 percent recycled water in parts of its…

The Better Cotton Initiative: Making Sustainable Cotton Mainstream?

From small-holder farms in the developing world to major brands like Levi Strauss & Co., the Better Cotton Initiative seeks to make sustainable…

The Higg 2.0 Index and the Journey to an Industry-Wide Sustainable Apparel Standard

Late last year, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition--a trade group representing nearly 40 percent of the apparel and footwear market--announced an updated version of…