Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Green jeans?

Make: Levi’s Eco
Model: Skinny 511
Size: 32x32
Color: Eco Blue Flame
Part: 18511
MSRP: $69.50
Paid: $36.48
Made in: Hong Kong

Date purchased: 10/29/2008
n/w?: Want

Comment: When I bought my first pair of Levi's 514's I quickly became a Levi's convert. I fell in love with this all-American brand that had been trampled by a wave of expensive designer denim. The two pair I have are doing fine, but they are starting to show some wear and tear. I decided to add another pair to my wardrobe cycle to slow the deterioration from wearing and washing them. My friend Eric works at the Levi's store, so I decided to pay him a visit. He was generous enough to hook me up with his discount—which happened to be 50% off this week. He convinced me to slim down to a pair of 511's and came across the new Levi's Eco line of denim.

The style I bought are made with 20% recycled cotton (which I'm sure is canceled out by its trip from the factory in Hong Kong), while the other styles are 100% organic cotton. Although the 20% recycled content seems a little greenwashed, I don't know what kind of manufacturing restraints exist with using recycled cotton—so it may be the best they can do at this point. But they fit great, look great, and cost much less than Paper, Seven, or nudies.


Anonymous said...

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@_'-' Neal said...

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