Stone-Washed Blue Jeans (Minus the Washed)

Author: Leslie Kaufman, New York Times, Published on: 1 November 2011

From the cotton field in rural India to the local rag bin, a typical pair of blue jeans consumes 919 gallons of water during its life cycle, Levi Strauss & Company says…The company wants to reduce that number any way it can…Levi Strauss has helped underwrite and champion a nonprofit program that teaches farmers in India, Pakistan, Brazil and West and Central Africa the latest irrigation and rainwater-capture techniques...[F]ood and beverage conglomerates, tobacco companies and metal and mining companies are all starting to reckon with their heavy dependence on water. [also refers to adidas, PepsiCo, Ikea, Gap, Frito-Lay (part of PepsiCo)]

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Related companies: Frito-Lay (part of PepsiCo) Gap IKEA Levi Strauss PepsiCo