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  • Levi’s CEO: Don’t Put Your Jeans In The Washing Machine

    03/23/2019 4:00:36 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 138 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Match 22, 2019 | Jade Scipioni
    Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh admitted on CNN Business’ Markets Now that he still hasn’t washed his now decade-old pair of jeans. And he doesn’t plan to, either. He also slammed the old wives’ tale about freezing your jeans to preserve the color and shape. “If it’s the pair I’m thinking of, he will spot treat them or worst case hand wash if needed. But never in the washing machine,” a Levi’s spokesperson said.
  • E.U. Leader Threatens Tariffs on Bourbon and Bluejeans in Retaliation for Trump’s Plan

    03/02/2018 1:47:52 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2018 | Chad Bray
    BERLIN — The European Union will hit back at the heart of the United States, slapping tariffs on products like Harley-Davidsons, Kentucky bourbon and bluejeans, if President Trump goes ahead with a plan to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the president of the bloc’s executive arm vowed on Friday. Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, made the remarks to the German news media in reaction to the proposed tariffs. Mr. Junker said the plans to tax the American goods, produced in the home states of key Republic leaders, had not yet been finalized, but amounted to treating...
  • Reno plans festival next fall to celebrate birthplace of modern blue jeans

    10/02/2014 9:41:48 AM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies ^ | 10/02/2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    RENO, Nev. — Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival in Reno next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans. Reno tailor Jacob Davis created riveted denim jeans in 1871 in a downtown shop. Two years later, he and Levi Strauss & Co. patented the pants with the rivets to the corners and pockets that made them the sturdy favorites of miners, loggers and cowboys who helped tame the West. The “Blue Genes Jam” next Oct. 2-4 will celebrate the iconic trousers’ impact on popular culture with concerts, fashion shows,...
  • Levi Strauss Plant Closes; Hundreds Lose Jobs

    03/08/2006 9:19:50 AM PST · by Willie Green · 100 replies · 1,761+ views
    KATV ^ | Tuesday March 07, 2006 | Rusty Jackson
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Little Rock - Hundreds of people are out of work Tuesday night after a major announcement at the Levi Strauss company. The company's Little Rock distribution plant will be closing its doors as early as August. The move will put 340 people out of work. The plant is located just south of Little Rock off Interstate 530 along the Pratt Road Exit. Levi Strauss closed down the plant because company officials said it already has three major distribution plants in North America and this one was no longer necessary. Little rock...
  • Nice jeans. But should you really wear them to the opera?

    03/09/2005 9:47:25 AM PST · by qam1 · 705 replies · 12,199+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 3/9/05 | Kim Campell
    NEW YORK – They've been part of the American "uniform" for years, worn to casual restaurants, house parties, and some workplaces. But as jeans become more expensive, they are also becoming more ubiquitous, showing up everywhere from Midwestern churches to Broadway shows. Nothing is off limits, it seems. Or is it? Among those who buy high-priced, designer denim or who simply don jeans frequently - there's debate about where it's appropriate to wear them. The tug of war over jeans etiquette is particularly prevalent in New York City. Here, people tend to be more creative about their appearance, and are...
  • Levi Strauss: Making More Relevant Trousers

    09/12/2002 5:06:20 PM PDT · by GeneD · 19 replies · 303+ views ^ | 9/12/02 | Davide Dukcevich
    NEW YORK - Levi Strauss pants were tough enough to outfit 19th-century gold rushers, but do they have what it takes to block radioactive waves that may or may not emanate from wireless phones? The question has already stirred debate. Although from a scientific standpoint the cell-phone-proof pants may be silly, Levi's latest offering shows its creativity in trying to recapture something it hasn't had in years: relevance. Privately owned San Francisco-based Levi Strauss introduced a pair of Dockers brand pants that will feature cell-phone pockets with "anti-radiation lining to prevent possible health risks." The pants will hit shelves in...