With the new month, brings a new "Shop & Give" feature. For the month of September the vendor we are highlighting is Levi Strauss & Co. and 10% of the total sales collected from Levi's, sold at Frances Jaye, will be donated to our local organization Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates.
About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. is an American clothing company founded in May of 1853 by German immigrant, Levi Strauss. He moved from Buttenheim, Bavaria to San Fransisco to open a west coast branch of his brothers’ New York dry goods business. By 1858, Strauss had started his own business, "Strauss, Levi Importers, etc." By 1920, after several post war modifications, the modern jeans began to appear. Levi’s has been worn by people from all walks of life, from miners to actors to Nobel Prize recipients.
At Frances Jaye, our favorite part about stocking Levi's is their efforts to better the planet. They have a heavy focus on using more sustainable materials, like recycled elements and hemp, and also focus on using less water during production. They have started programs like WellThread, Water<Less, and Levi's Tailor Shop - which is designed to help you up-cycle your aging Levi's. Finally they are heavily involved in efforts to impact voter turnout. We, at FJ, actually joined their campaign "Time To Vote." And you can too, at maketimetovote.org.
“Bringing stability to West Michigan families and communities through legal services, education, and advocacy.”
Lighthouse’s founder recognized the value of welcoming and including immigrants and refugees in West Michigan and took steps to do more to make this region more welcoming and inclusive. Diverse demographic groups are already present in West Michigan; the task is to do more to welcome them, which includes meeting their complex legal and psychosocial needs.
For the month of September, when you shop from the Levi's collection, 10% of the total sales will be donated to Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates and their humble efforts.