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

Chip Bergh | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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-...

Climate Controversy Damages Chamber's Reputation

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

The Chamber's tone-deaf response to the situation is contributing to reputation damage that is hurting the organization's credibility.

The Incredible Shrinking U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

It turns out that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce only has 300,000 members, not the more than 3 million it claimed to represent just a day ago.

Levi's Care Tags To Recommend Line Drying And Donating To Goodwil

nytimes.com | Leora Broydo Vestel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Levi Strauss & Co., in partnership with Goodwill, has begun a campaign designed to encourage customers to treat their clothes in an environmentally re...

Claude Levi-Strauss, French Anthropologist, Dies

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — After weeks crossing the high seas, Claude Levi-Strauss breathed in his first lungful of the New World, a perfume tinged with pepper or ...

Turning Up the Pressure on the U.S Chamber of Commerce

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Companies should only be members of the Chamber of Commerce if they support hyper-conservative anti-regulatory policies across the board, and aren't afraid to show it.

Mohawk Paper Joins Chamber of Commerce Exodus

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The Chamber has been losing members -- real members out of its actual 300,000 or less total -- at a rate of several each week lately.