Trending / September 2019

Levi’s® Wellthread™ x Outerknown

Here at Levi’s®, we believe that the clothes we wear shouldn’t come at the expense of the world we live in. That’s why we’re always exploring cleaner manufacturing methods. One way we’re doing this is by partnering with California surf brand Outerknown. Since 2017, we’ve worked together to create limited-edition collections driven by our shared values: innovative design and sustainability.


This lineup of shirts, jeans, and jackets uses as many recycled materials as possible. And this year, we’re embracing cottonized hemp, a unique fabric that looks and feels as soft as cotton but uses less water and fewer chemicals to grow.


Sustainability goes beyond using ethically-sourced or repurposed materials — we designed this collection with the entire product lifecycle in mind. All the garments were sewn in a facility that invests in its workers’ well-being, and we finished the denim with our Water<Less practices to conserve our most precious resource.


This detachable, recyclable Fleece-Lined Trucker Jacket is an effortlessly cool jean jacket and a fleece cardigan rolled into one. Every component of the denim exterior, including the Red Tab and the Two Horses patch, is fully recyclable, while the detachable fleece lining is made with recyclable polyester. Wear them separately on milder days or double up when it’s cold out.


From their illustrations to their construction, we had the environment in mind when making these t-shirts. Each one features a land and sea-inspired graphic. And since these tees are made from repurposed cotton scraps and old jeans, they’re both recycled and recyclable.


Worn by pioneers, outliers and outcasts, the quintessential Western Shirt has been tested by generations and continues to define the modern dress code. Today we’re redefining this classic by using Better Cotton Initiative cotton and a single fiber strategy. Every aspect of this shirt, down to the buttons and tabs, is comprised of cotton for recyclability.


We took our popular 502 Taper Jean and made it even better with our ultra-soft, water-conserving cottonized hemp. With its fully recyclable construction and a modern tapered fit, this jean is made for today with tomorrow in mind.

Like what you see? Head on over to the Levi’s® Wellthread x Outerknown collection to make these pieces yours. To learn more about how we’re spearheading the future of clothing, check out our sustainability efforts.

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