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The Traditional (and Flawed) Concept of the Circular Economy

Tom Szaky | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Tom Szaky

The most common 'solutions' for waste today are linear in nature, treating waste materials as useless outputs to burn in an incinerator or be buried i...

3 Don't Miss Sessions at Shoptalk 2016

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

If the retail world can agree on one thing, it is that the line up at Shoptalk 2016 is impressive. No surprise the attendees include some of the bigge...

Why Levi's Is Giving Away Its Trade Secrets

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business

Levi Strauss & Co. is giving away its special sauce. The blue-jeans behemoth said Tuesday that it plans to reveal its strategies for reducing water us...

Should Darth Vader Sit at Hercules' Table?

Alexandre Stipanovich | Posted 01.26.2016 | Science
Alexandre Stipanovich

Each civilization need to create their own myths and doing so they set a new stage of ghosts, heroes, and forms that are more in tune with the contemporary. This also fulfill their need to shape the future, and express their idea of modernity.

What Can a Mom Do When Climate Change Hits Home?

Lisa Bennett | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Lisa Bennett

Across California, the snowpack has been 25 percent of the historical average. The state's $1.3 billion ski industry has been feeling it, with some resorts remaining closed and others closing for weeks at a time.

The 'Heart Disease' Seizing San Francisco

Maura O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2015 | San Francisco
Maura O'Neill

While evictions tell only a small piece of the story, it's clear that San Francisco has contracted full-blown heart disease. San Francisco lost so much of its talent and spirit from the HIV virus back in the '80s and '90s. This time it is caused by an economic virus of success.

Here's Why You Really Shouldn't Wash Your Jeans

Chip Bergh | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Chip Bergh

After a recent public talk, I shocked the crowd by admitting that the Levi's jeans I was wearing that day "hadn't seen the inside of a washing machine." Now, everywhere I go, the first thing people say to me is "Oh, you're the guy who never washes his jeans!"

Clothing Companies: Organic Cotton 'Sucks'

commonwealth club | John Zipperer | Posted 08.14.2013 | San Francisco

The Commonwealth Club and Huffington Post San Francisco present Commonwealth Club Thought Leaders, an ongoing series of insights from the most interes...

Bringing Food for the Soul: God's Love We Deliver

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Growing up, my family had traditions centered around the holidays. I remember delivering frozen turkeys at Thanksgiving with my local Rotary club. Las...

The Fight Against Unemployment

Jim Gibbons | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

As the holiday season kicks into full gear and our economy continues to swing upwards, let's be sure to remember that every American deserves the chance to reach self-sustainability through the power of work.

West Coast, Best Coast When It Comes to Sustainability

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 10.11.2012 | San Francisco
Eddie Fernandez

Greenwashing, or attempting to spin a company's sustainability creds without real substance, has been an issue that has been building for years. But several west coast companies, starting right here in San Francisco, are leading the charge.

Greenspiration: The Innovative Ways That Companies Are Making Textile Recycling Fun

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Textile recycling is the right thing to do -- for the sake of our own closets and for the wider world -- so how can we make it less of a chore, and more fun, for everyone?

Fashion Industry Considers Biodiversity When Sourcing Materials

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Though it is a term that is arguably clunkier than "sustainability" -- biodiversity is slowly becoming a topic of interest within the sphere of sourcing and design.

Happy Birthday To Levi Strauss

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Long before there was Brooke Shields in her Calvin's and Farrah Fawcett in her bell bottoms, there was Levi Strauss. In 1853, he started his denim com...

Hour of Power

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

By making domestic renewables part of their energy portfolio, American companies help stabilize their marginal costs of energy which is good for their bottom line, for the economy, and for American jobs.

Occupy Girldom

Tamsin Smith | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Adolescent girls are standing up and stepping out across California this month to make their voices heard, declaring "it's not fair" that girls who sh...

How Much Water Does A Pair Of Jeans Use? A Family Dinner Table Talk

The Huffington Post | Sarah H. Lee | Posted 02.02.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Water -- it's in us, around us, good for us..., but sometimes we ta...

Are Your Jeans Harming The Environment?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 01.02.2012 | Style

We all love our favorite pair of worn-in jeans, but sadly, there's bad news: your cherished denim might not be so great for Mother Nature. Esteemed...

Synonymous With Entertainment: Branded Content and Why it Works

Mia R. Benenate | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Mia R. Benenate

"Branding" entertainment allows a company to target its audience and give a specific message, often imbedded within the programming in original and interesting ways.

British Airways Gives Entrepreneurs A Ticket To Global Expansion

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

With its Face of Opportunity program, British Airways offered 250 entrepreneurs, selected out of 1500 entries, on the basis of video or written essays, one round-trip ticket to a destination of their choice anywhere in the world to forge new business relationships.

Pakistan Flooding Hits Home

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

By Mindy Lubber Attention T-shirt lovers: Pakistan's catastrophic flooding is important to you, too. Beyond the immense suffering within Pakistan's ...

To Sell Jeans, Levi's Tells a News Story of Urban Distress

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kirk Cheyfitz

Late last month, Levi's, a storied and beleaguered brand, began trying storytelling as advertising, creating original journalism to help drive sales a...

Levi's letterpress shop in process

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The deal is that people can use a traditional form of media to get the word out regarding new tech and how it can be used for the common good. Check o...

Levi's Print Workshop In The Mission

Piers Fawkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Piers Fawkes

As part of their workwear promotion, jeans maker Levi's have started a series of workshop programs to engage the local communities. It's part of the c...

Levi's letterpress printshop in the Mission

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

The deal is to use letterpress craftsmanship to communicate via posters, in ways that defy mass production. Levi's Workshops are a series of craft-...