Levi Strauss South Africa
OUR STYLE MAY BE AS FRESH AS TOMORROW, BUT WE GO WAY BACK — TO 1853.
That’s when Levi Strauss & Co. began. Later, Levi Strauss, the man, partnered with Jacob Davis to invent the blue jean. And we’ve been innovating ever since.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest apparel companies and a global leader in jeans. The Levi’s® brand is just part of our story. We’re also home to Dockers® and Denizen®. We have some 500 stores, and our products are available in 110 countries around the world.
WE TAKE A LOT OF PRIDE IN OUR PRODUCTS - AND HOW WE MAKE THEM.
That’s why we commissioned a scientific life cycle assessment of a pair of Levi’s® 501® jeans. We wanted to find out the environmental impact of a pair of Levi’s® 501® jeans.
What did we learn? Some of the biggest impacts occur in two places that we don’t control — the cotton fields and in your hands after they leave our store. So we’re working to promote sustainably grown Better Cotton and sharing tips to help you change your laundry habits: Simply wash less, wash in cold water, line dry, and donate unused clothing so that it can be used again.
CARE FOR OUR PLANET
We’re also changing the way we design and make our product to help restore the planet. For example, the finishing process of our Levi’s® Water
And we’re aggressively pursuing ways to reduce our carbon footprint by shifting to less intensive modes of moving our product from factory to store, including rail and container ships. We’ve also reduced energy use at our stores and distribution centers through more efficient lighting and air conditioning.
THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOUR CLOTHES
In 1991, Levi Strauss & Co. published our Terms of Engagement, protecting the rights of the workers who make your clothes. This groundbreaking document also ensures safe, healthy and human working conditions. We’ve long been an industry leader in worker rights and continue our efforts to improve apparel workers’ lives, both in and out of the factory.
GIVING BACK IN OUR COMMUNITIES
In 1854, a year after starting his company, founder Levi Strauss donated to a local orphanage. In that spirit, our employees have been giving back to the communities where we operate for more than 150 years. Their involvement strengthens communities from San Francisco to Singapore, and their volunteer efforts help local organizations. We encourage employees to support charitable organizations with their time, talent and money by offering them paid time off to volunteer.
Social Responsibility is deeply embedded into our products, our culture and our business.