Levi’s has introduced a collection of denim incorporating post-consumer waste, specifically recycled plastic bottles and food trays. Each Levi’s Waste<Lessproduct will include a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer recycled content, or, on average, eight 12 to 20-ounce bottles per jean. The line will include both men and women’s denim styles for the upcoming spring season. This new initiative represents the n ext chapter in the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable design.
“From the beginning, we have designed our products with purpose and intent. By adding value to waste, we hope to change the way people think about recycling, ultimately incentivizing them to do more of it,” said James Curleigh, global president of the Levi’s brand. “This collection proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality, comfort or style to give an end a new beginning.”
Are you getting a little bit nervous about what to get your loved ones for the holidays? You don’t want to get them just anything, right? No need to fret. We’ve rounded up a several trusted denim-centric brands and retailers for your convenience. Save time and save money where you can. While this is not an exhaustive list, we hope this holiday shopping guide will help get you started. The next thing you have to worry about is whether you’re going to gift wrap them or gift bag them. Oh the conundrum.
J.Crew Factory – Jeans for men and women at under $50 a pop? Score. Enter XOFACTORY at checkout.
Levi’s – Here’s a trusted brand that is constantly evolving. Check out their gift guide for ideas under $100 and under $50! Save 20% off with code MUSTHAVE through December 5.
Mango – Go off the beaten path: we’re in love with Mango’s take on the motochic trend and denim jackets. Free shipping with orders over $50.
Nudie Jeans – Feel good about the jeans you buy. Get your loved ones some investment pieces that are not only nice, but are 100% organic.
Zara – Shop for denim and apparel for the entire family. Also shop Zara Home online. Free shipping and in-store pickup for some items.
Denim Therapy – You can also get the super handy gift card from Denim Therapy. Starting at $25, you could get that denim lover of yours an insurance card for the accidental snags, crotch blowouts and zipper breakages.
“A CBS production with requisite weird voiceover, this is actually a rather informative documentary for those unfamiliar with denim’s roots or just the ultimate denim porn for those in the know. A short history of the world’s most popular fabric, we’re treated to Michael Allen Harris’ Blue Gold mine finds, Lynn ‘Levi’s’ Downey’s white glove gems and visit modern makers Roy Slaper (again) and Imogene + Willie. If the sight of a dusty, rusted buttoned, pleated denim jacket sends your pulse racing or if you’re just looking to learn a little something, press play.”
Making a first impression is always the trickiest. That’s why we’ve done the leg work for you and rounded-up some of our favorite denim pieces that will keep you comfortable and confident while in the dating arena. Here are some sure classy denim wins that will nearly guarantee a second date. What look would you sport?
Italian magazine TOH! takes us inside the hotel room of a young party boy, styled in a mix of high-and-low denim brands for their latest editorial, “Blue Jeans Baby.” The international mix of established American labels (Calvin Klein, Levi’s, Polo Ralph Lauren and Wrangler) is paired with international labels (Frankie Morello, Love Moschino, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania by Lee and Uniqlo). Its rebellious devil-may-care message seems to send the simple message that it’s not about the label. It’s about the denim. By the way, TOH! (which translates from togliere, meaning to remove or to take away) begs the question: what are you taking away from this editorial?
Model: Josh Tuckley at Whynot Models. Photography by Simon. Styling by Alex Vaccani.
This aint’ exactly news, but we’ve been reading this and spreading the link amongst friends over the weekend and thought it was worth a re-post. If you need to brush up on the history of denim, check out this documentary posted at Rawr Denim, Levi’s As America: A Riveting Icon Part 1. You’ll also find links to other watch-ables throughout the post. Here’s to getting to know your jeans!
If you are one of the increasing many who cycle their way to work, then you’d be happy to know how you can stay stylish, dry and unencumbered via Levi’s Commuter Series range of denim jackets, shirts, pants and jeans in their 511 skinny fit. The line of clothing appears very well thought out, from water repellent fabric to mobile, stretch pants to an extra wide utility waistband to hold your bike lock. And, that’s not all. The neat 3M® reflectivity stripes on the selvedge seams offers a whole new dimension to safe night riding. It’s all practical, functional and very cool. Watch the video and you’ll see what we mean.
As we are making our way into spring, denim dresses are a must have. Luckily some of our favorite brands are revamping the retro look in their latest collections. Paired with a wedged heel and a cardigan for a night out or a low bootie during the day, the versatility of this piece is endless. Here are some of our favorites for you to try out and give a twirl.
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and inside info! Catch up on what’s happening and browse our personal picks for the most interesting what-not that turns up during our morning web crawl. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
1. Rag & Bone’s Split Jean is a must-see! These bad boys are launching in a classic black and white, but will be available in other color combinations soon.
2. Heidi Klum was caught making a scene and a statement with her Paige Tumble floral print pants.
4. Levi’s Water<Less finishing offers the highest quality with the least amount of waste. The Water<Less finishing reduces the amount of water used when making each pair of jeans. without wasting a splash.
5. Madewell’s new Rivet & Thread collection channels the best of the old west. Each pair is rough, rugged and ready to be worn in.