GIVE MORE. TAKE LESS.

Putting people and the planet first is what we do. From our Worker Well-Being initiative to music education programs to our enduring support and advocacy for the LGBTQ community, we believe in the power of positive action.

CELEBRATING COMMUNITIES AND COMMON BONDS AROUND THE WORLD

LET'S DANCE

Music has the power to unite us. To get us on our feet. All over the world, when people dance together, we celebrate our connectivity and showcase our individuality.
In those moments, differences are put aside and all that matters is each other and the beat. Let’s live how we dance. Let’s #LiveInLevis

SEE OUR COMMUNITY INITIATIVES IN ACTION
ENVIRONMENT COMMUNITY

Our forward-thinking methods of responsible production and design.

READ MORE

WATER<LESS® INNOVATIONS

Production techniques that use far less water than
traditional methods. Read more >

READ MORE

BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE

Growing quality crops to benefit the environment and farmers. Read more>

Production techniques that use far less water than traditional methods

LESS IS MORE

Every drop counts, so we got serious about saving water. Our designers are constantly thinking of new ways to create the same denim you love while cutting back on H2O, such as reusing water during production and creating new finishes that require less water than traditional processes. To date, we use more than 20 water-saving finish techniques, and we share our methods with others to inspire industry-wide progress.

BY THE NUMBERS

So far, we’ve saved more than 1.8 billion liters and recycled more than 129 million liters of water. As of today, more than 40% of all Levi’s® products are made with Water<Less® techniques. But we won’t stop there.

We can reduce up to 96% of the water normally used in denim finishing, the final stage in making a pair of jeans. By 2020, our goal is for 80% of all Levi’s® products to be made using Water<Less® innovations.

WE CAN REDUCE UP TO

96%
OF THE WATER

NORMALLY USED IN DENIM FINISHING

CONSERVING WATER IS EASY, SO START SAVING.

1) Wash jeans only when needed. It’s a myth that you need to wash them after every wear. Hanging them out in the sun will do the trick if they’re not super dirty.

2) Take showers instead of baths. It takes a fraction of the water and energy, and who likes wrinkly tub fingers?

3) Rain wash your car. You’re not being lazy—you’re helping the planet.

4) Use the dishwasher if you have one. Running a fully-loaded dishwasher actually uses less water than washing by hand.

5) Check those sprinkler valves in your garden. An unknown leak could waste a lot of precious H2O.

Growing quality crops to benefit the environment and farmers

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

The Better Cotton Initiative trains farmers to use less water, pesticides, insecticides and synthetic fertilizer when growing cotton plants. Using new agricultural techniques, farmers can reduce their inputs and increase their yields, leading to higher profits and less of an environmental impact.

THE FUTURE OF COTTON

The Better Cotton Initiative launched in 2010. As of today, more than 20% of the cotton we use qualifies as Better Cotton—but we want to keep this movement going. By 2020, our goal is for 100% of our cotton to come from sustainable sources.

READ MORE

SCREENED CHEMISTRY PROGRAM

Using best-in-class chemistries in our supply chain. Read more>

READ MORE

RESPONSIBLE DOWN STANDARD

The standard by which we source our ultra-warm filling. Read more>

Using best-in-class CHEMISTRIES in our supply chain

ABOUT THE APPROACH

For years, we’ve held ourselves to high standards in eliminating harmful chemicals from our supply chain—but our team saw an opportunity to do more. Screened Chemistry goes beyond restricting substances and serves as a method to screen every formulation before it enters our supply chain. This means we identify better alternatives and eliminate potentially hazardous substances before production begins.

BY THE NUMBERS

More than 20 of our suppliers have adopted the Screened Chemistry program, and our Eureka Innovation Lab in San Francisco is already 100% based on this approach.

A LOOK AT WHAT’S AHEAD

By 2020, we want all Levi Strauss & Co. suppliers to use Screened Chemistry. We’re also sharing our screening methods with other companies with the goal of igniting industry-wide change.

THE STANDARD BY WHICH WE SOURCE OUR ULTRA-WARM FILLING

WHAT IT IS

Thanks to its warmth and lightweight pile, down filling makes up a variety of products, from home interiors to coats and jackets. But the methods of acquiring down feathers aren’t always ethical. Because of this, we source ours using methods approved by the Responsible Down Standard, which indicates that the feathers come from the animal without plucking or force-feeding.

GET DOWN—RESPONSIBLY

You can make a positive impact on the industry by supporting companies that practice responsible production methods. When shopping for down-lined pieces, always look for the Responsible Down Standard logo and learn about where your materials come from.

READ MORE

DONATING CLOTHES WITH GIVE BACK BOX®

How to donate old clothing and help create jobs. Read more>

READ MORE

AUTHORIZED VINTAGE & RE/DONE

Old denim gets a new life and looks great in the process. Read more>

DONATING CLOTHES WITH GIVE BACK BOX®

How giving your clothes a new life can help people in need.

ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP

We’ve teamed up with Give Back Box® to encourage everyone to give a little. Now, you can easily donate clothing you no longer need through our partnership with Give Back Box®. After all, your old might just be someone else’s new.

HOW TO DONATE

Pack up clothing you no longer need, print a free shipping label and send your items off to their next adventure. You’ll be doing all kinds of good with these few simple steps.

WHAT IT DOES

Donating clothing through Give Back Box® means not only supporting participating charities across the country, but also keeping textiles and other materials out of landfills. An estimated 85% of our clothing—that’s more than 10 million tons—ends up in landfills, but keeping your old clothes in a continuous wear cycle is better for the environment and the people in it.

Old denim gets a new life and looks great in the process

DENIM RENEWED

Scoring the perfect vintage Levi’s® find always feels great, and now there’s even more reason to celebrate. With the launch of Levi’s® Authorized Vintage collection and our partnership with RE/DONE, a brand that remasters vintage Levi’s® jeans, we’ve made it easier than ever to discover original, one-of-a-kind pieces. Not only will you look your best in something unique, but you’ll also help cut back on the environmental impact by buying something that’s already been worn and loved.

BY THE NUMBERS

Wearing vintage jeans saves an estimated 65% of the water typically used during the lifecycle of a pair of jeans, since no new water is necessary to grow cotton. Levi’s® Authorized Vintage denim is renewed in different facilities in the US before being sold again, which significantly reduces the collection’s footprint.

PAST PERFECT

Look out for more Authorized Vintage denim as we expand our collection and continue our collaborations, building bridges between fashion and sustainability.

How we take a stand for what’s most important: people all over the world.

READ MORE

WORKER WELL-BEING INITIATIVE

Improving the lives of the people who make our products. Read more>

READ MORE

LEVI’S® MUSIC PROJECT

Supporting music education to inspire the next generation. Read more>

Improving the lives of the people who make our products

THE PROGRAM

Our Worker Well-being initiative goes beyond protecting the rights of the people who make our products. We invest in them to help improve their lives beyond factory walls. First, we ask workers what matters most to them. Then we partner with our suppliers and local nonprofits to help meet each worker’s specific needs, such as health education, family welfare programs and financial empowerment.

BY THE NUMBERS

The program benefits nearly 100,000 workers in 12 countries. By 2020, 80% of all Levi’s® products will be made in factories that support Worker Well-being, benefitting at least 200,000 workers. By 2025, we hope to increase that number to 300,000.

Supporting music education to inspire the next generation

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Music has been part of our DNA for decades, starting with our presence at the Summer of Love and continuing with our jeans becoming the first choice for renowned headliners and music-lovers everywhere. Now we’re giving back with the Levi’s® Music Project, a program that gives young people across the globe access to music education programs, community resources and experiences with industry-leading musicians.

THE ARTISTS

To date, we’ve teamed up with the likes of Alicia Keys, Skepta, Vince Staples and SZA to launch a range of initiatives, including music technology classes in Brooklyn, a sound studio for young artists at the Long Beach YMCA and a summer concert series in New Jersey.

THE NEXT GENERATION

By giving youth across the globe these kinds of opportunities, our mission never ends. We’ll continue partnering with artists from all over the world to help educate, empower and connect young people to music.

READ MORE

LGBTQ + PRIDE

We have zero tolerance for intolerance. Love is in our jeans. Read more>

READ MORE

SKATE PARKS ACROSS THE WORLD

Bringing skateboarding communities together—four wheels at a time. Read more>

We have zero tolerance for intolerance. Love is in our jeans

PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

We’ve long been advocates for human rights and community activism, especially in the early 1980s. We were one of the first companies to come out in support of those affected by HIV/AIDS; our then-CEO Bob Haas even handed out flyers in the lobby of our San Francisco headquarters with other employees to help demystify the disease. The effect on our community led to the Levi Strauss Foundation helping fund a pioneering AIDS clinic at San Francisco General Hospital.

Our work continues today by participating in marches, being an out and open workplace and partnering with charities and organizations that stand up for the equality of all people.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Keep amplifying the messages of acceptance and equality, fight stigma as much as possible and get your friends and family to be part of the conversation. Take a stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters—because aside from showing your pride, the most important thing you can do is be an ally every day, in every way possible.

ANNUAL PRIDE COLLECTION

Every year, we design a collection that highlights significant moments in LGBTQ history. Portions of the proceeds go to organizations that stand up for equality, such as the Harvey Milk Foundation and Stonewall Foundation.

Bringing skateboarding communities together—four wheels at a time

ON THE GRIND

Levi’s® jeans have long been the denim choice of skateboarders across the world. We’re constantly looking for ways to make innovations with our collection, as well as unite local skate communities.

In 2013, we started building public skate parks in cities where we saw the need for togetherness among skaters. We teamed up with two organizations—HolyStoked and 2er—as well as a team of skaters for our first project: building India’s first free skate park, in Bangalore. Since then, we’ve built seven more parks across the world, from Johannesburg to Oakland, La Paz to Pine Ridge. Our most recent, in Detroit, is one of many projects contributing to the revitalization of America’s hardworking Motor City.

RIDING ONWARD

Since we started this project, we’ve managed to build a new park (or two) almost every year. And we’re not stopping there. With more plans in the works to build new skate parks across the globe, we’ll continue to bring skate communities together. These parks are free of charge to anyone who wants to learn to ride, practice their kick flips, or simply get involved in the local skate community where they live.

LEARN MORE

SEE OUR SKATE PARKS ACROSS THE WORLD

PUERTO PEÑASCO, MEXICO
2014
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
2015
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
2016
READ MORE

SERVICE CORPS

Giving employees the opportunity to see where
our products are made. Read more>

READ MORE

COMMUNITY DAY

Giving back in our own backyards. Read more>

ABOUT THE PROJECT

In 2015, we started the Levi Strauss & Co. Service Corps, an immersion program connecting our employees with factories around the globe that support our Worker Well-being initiative. This gives employees the opportunity to see where our products are made, help local communities and gain knowledge to improve how we work.

GIVING BACK

In addition to learning how our products are made and seeing Worker Well-being in action, employees visit and volunteer in local communities. Each Service Corps member helps make a lasting impact by giving back, whether that’s building handwashing stations or teaching local children about water sanitation and hygiene.

CONTINUING THE JOURNEY

Since its first trip to Ouanaminthe, Haiti, Service Corps has visited two other countries and will continue to expand its impact every year.

Giving employees the opportunity to see where our products are made

Giving back in our own backyards

THE BIG DAY

Each May, we celebrate Community Day, an opportunity for Levi Strauss & Co. employees around the world to leave their offices to volunteer in communities where they live and work.

THE VOLUNTEERS

The latest Community Day donated more than 16,000 hours of service to nonprofits around the globe. Employees in more than 100 cities volunteered and spent the day helping out at organizations worldwide.

THE GREATER GOAL

We encourage employees to give back on their own time throughout the year and through company-organized groups and events. Full-time employees are encouraged to take up to five hours per month of paid time off to volunteer at any organization of their choice. We also match employee donations to organizations year-round.

APPROXIMATELY

600,000

TOTAL HOURS VOLUNTEERED

SHOW US HOW YOU #GIVEMORETAKELESS
TAG @LEVI’S®

×

Site Feedback

Form instructions go here.

×
×

20% OFF + FREE SHIPPING for all new Levi’s® US email subscribers.