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Levi's CEO: No Need to Wash Your Jeans
Newser ^ | May 26, 2014 | John Johnson

Posted on 05/26/2014 3:28:25 AM PDT by Enterprise

How often do you chuck your jeans in the laundry? If it's more than once a year, the CEO of Levi's thinks you're doing it wrong. At a green-themed conference sponsored by Fortune, Chip Bergh said he practices what he preaches. "These jeans have yet to see a washing machine," he said of the pair he had on, which he has owned for a year. "I have yet to get a skin disease." (Bergh didn't say how often he wears them.)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: corporateliberalism; dirty; greenieweenies; homelesschic; humandebris; hygiene; laundry; levis; stinkinhippies; stinky
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Ugh
1 posted on 05/26/2014 3:28:25 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

I’m guessing this guy doesn’t do much physical work either.


2 posted on 05/26/2014 3:30:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Enterprise

What about his underwear?


3 posted on 05/26/2014 3:32:09 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Enterprise

I’ll bet he stinks.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 3:38:10 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Cowboy Bob
""What about his underwear?""

He turns them inside out a few times.... yuck..

5 posted on 05/26/2014 3:38:11 AM PDT by just me (GOD BLESS AMERICA Amen)
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To: Enterprise

The difference is I work and he sits.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 3:44:03 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods

Even if he sits, he perspires and the cotton absorbs it. Skin contact alone transfers a bunch of bacteria that we have on us all the time.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 3:49:12 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: muir_redwoods

And he probably has a few hundred pairs of jeans to wear.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 3:49:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, he wears them once then puts on a new pair.

He’s also an idiot. Washing jeans makes them wear out faster as he admits. I guess he doesn’t realize that the faster they wear out the more jeans he sells.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 3:55:48 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Enterprise

Levi’s was one of the early pro-gay corporations.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 3:59:37 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Enterprise

If you’re wealthy enough to wear a new pair every day, okay then. I don’t know how “green” that is.


11 posted on 05/26/2014 4:02:10 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Enterprise
Its good to be king.

Another CEO who is obviously a liar, or surrounded by Yes-men, who won't mention his bad BO.

If a person sweats into a pair of jeans, they are going to take on salt and bacteria. I've taken off clothes that had salt stains on them. I doubt this man has ever had on a pair of jeans that were dripping wet from perspiration.

12 posted on 05/26/2014 4:05:39 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ansel12

Levi’s was one of the early pro-gay corporations.

Yep. And I haven’t had to grapple with the question of the frequency of washing Levi’s for many a long year.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 4:26:09 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Enterprise

Insanity. Doing laundry will destroy life as we know on planet earth.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 4:30:35 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: Enterprise

Bergh? Figures, German. Probably showers once a year, too. How’d you like having him sitting next to you at a restaurant?


15 posted on 05/26/2014 4:32:28 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: cripplecreek

maybe he does what i do... have them dry cleaned :)


16 posted on 05/26/2014 4:33:04 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: ansel12
Levi’s was one of the early pro-gay corporations.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 4:40:00 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Enterprise; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

If you want to smell of a$$, and dog, and sweat and oils and... just gross.

On the other hand, if you are an outlaw biker, you are not PERMITTED to wash your denim. Your crew will urinate on your jacket, etc. and you are to wear it as a badge of honor.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 4:44:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Enterprise; GeronL

Levi’s jeans lose their shape after around 3 days without washing. If you like your pants sagging down and smelling of garbage, by all means go ahead and wash them once a year...


20 posted on 05/26/2014 4:46:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: ansel12

Pro-homosexual, and anti-self-defense.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 4:46:51 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: cripplecreek

“I’m guessing this guy doesn’t do much physical work either.”

My first thought before I scrolled down and saw your comment!...


22 posted on 05/26/2014 4:49:02 AM PDT by selfdefense
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To: Norm Lenhart; GeronL; JoeProBono; Lazamataz
Even if he sits, he perspires and the cotton absorbs it. Skin contact alone transfers a bunch of bacteria that we have on us all the time.

Homeless Chic is in this season.


23 posted on 05/26/2014 4:49:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: 762X51

classy language. This used to be a family friendly site.


24 posted on 05/26/2014 4:51:28 AM PDT by Mom MD
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To: LibWhacker
Bergh? Figures, German. Probably showers once a year, too.

Whether he needs it or not!

25 posted on 05/26/2014 4:55:01 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Enterprise

as I understand it....some high priced jeans are supposed to be frozen...not washed....Ugh as well


26 posted on 05/26/2014 4:57:22 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Enterprise

Don’t wash your jeans...another thread suggests not bathing as often...while other threads discuss legalized pot...any irony here?


27 posted on 05/26/2014 5:03:27 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Enterprise

He has a slight point. I wouldn’t go an entire year, but I’ll wear jeans at least 5 times before washing them.


28 posted on 05/26/2014 5:03:36 AM PDT by strider44
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To: Enterprise

hippy


29 posted on 05/26/2014 5:04:20 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: strider44

It takes me about 3 weeks to cut and split my firewood supply. I usually get a lot of chain oil and wood fiber in the jeans and my wife does not like them in the washing machine so I’ll usually take one pair and wear them every day until the fire wood is finished.

Then they go into the trash.


30 posted on 05/26/2014 5:07:52 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Enterprise

I hope he’s not dating one wipe Sheryl Crow.

Disgusting


31 posted on 05/26/2014 5:09:20 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: Enterprise

“Levi’s CEO: No Need to Wash Your Jeans”

They’re out there folks! Once had a college professor who refused to use deodorant to protect the environment. Smelly idiots!!


32 posted on 05/26/2014 5:11:52 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Enterprise

I would hate to be a midget standing behind him in an elevator.


33 posted on 05/26/2014 5:24:11 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Enterprise

You can’t wash these new tissue-thin jeans as often. They’ll break down. Check the fabric weight of a new pair of jeans to the ones you had for years.


34 posted on 05/26/2014 5:30:14 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Rodamala

Man I was rolling when Eddie Murphy went through that skit.


35 posted on 05/26/2014 5:30:55 AM PDT by Raymann
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To: a fool in paradise
If you like your pants sagging down and smelling of garbage...


36 posted on 05/26/2014 5:37:31 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: dangerdoc

That sounds like a good plan. For me it’s just too much laundry. We have 3 boys under 10. Unless they’ve been rolling around in the dirt, how dirty can their school pants be? Let them wear them a few times...

I’m in the military and have dozens of extra utility pants. Every time you deploy they give you more stuff. Thats my go to wood splitting pants...


37 posted on 05/26/2014 5:44:37 AM PDT by strider44
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To: Fresh Wind

I’m so impressed. If you only wear your Levi’s one day a year, why wash them often? My Levi’s on the other hand head for the washing machine by themselves after working in them.


38 posted on 05/26/2014 5:45:08 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Enterprise

Each generation of kids have their own way of dressing, to either be “cool” or to rebel against the established way of doing things. Like kids today who wear their pants down so their underwear shows, or kids who wore jeans with holes all over them or the bell bottoms of the 60’s. Anything to be different.

My dad grew up as a kid in Arizona in the late 20’s and early 30’s, living, what was then rural desert outside of a much smaller Phoenix, on a horse ranch. He told me that when he was a teenager, the thing for kids to do was to buy a new pair of Levi’s, put them on and sit in a bathtub full of the hottest water they could stand. Then they walked the jeans dry and never, ever washed them. Ever. They’d get stiff and shiny with dirt and that made them all the more cool. They wore them with the bottoms folded up into cuffs that were 6-8” high. That was their “style”, he said, and he still wore cuffs rolled up on his jeans as he got older, though he did wash them. He said the style irritated his parents but that was part of being cool back then.


39 posted on 05/26/2014 6:10:28 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: TalBlack
Yep. Wranglers look just as good, last almost as long, cost about half as much as Levi's, and at least some of them are still made in America. As far as I know, they don't support the homo and other anti-American agendas, either.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

40 posted on 05/26/2014 6:20:30 AM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: cripplecreek

“I’m guessing this guy doesn’t do much physical work either.”

I’m guessing he one of those fellows that sit’s down to piss.

I’m betting we’re both right.


41 posted on 05/26/2014 7:08:25 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Enterprise

I thought you change them when they stand by themselves.


42 posted on 05/26/2014 7:21:24 AM PDT by bikerman (Imagination is more important than intelligence)
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To: strider44
He has a slight point. I wouldn’t go an entire year, but I’ll wear jeans at least 5 times before washing them.

I agree. I don't wash pants and shirts every time I wear them. I wait until they're soiled or have been worn at least a couple of times, or get sweaty. Laundering every time just makes them wear out faster. That's what undershirts and shorts are for. Especially polypro and nylon... one I found that stuff I'm never going back.

43 posted on 05/26/2014 7:40:47 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Enterprise

I hate Levis. I’ve owned one pair, and I’ll never own another. Not only are they made for women who are built like teenaged boys, they are wildly overpriced.

My husband likes Wranglers, and I’ve found some of the cutest and best fitting jeans at Target and Walmart.


44 posted on 05/26/2014 8:10:47 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: bikerman; a fool in paradise; LibWhacker; cripplecreek; SampleMan; muir_redwoods; F15Eagle; ...
As others have noted, normal daily activities cause the body to excrete/eliminate oils and fluids. Underwear is one place where these oils or fluids collect, in hopefully small amounts. Nevertheless, harmful bacteria can form and other clothing can be cross contaminated.

Decades of inventions have brought us to a time when we all can have clean clothes and bodies. I find it disgusting that some choose to stink. (Not talking about people who are medically sensitive to certain chemicals and smells, etc)

45 posted on 05/26/2014 8:11:02 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: a fool in paradise

I don’t always drink Dos Equis. But when I do, I like to sit on the ground in my dirty jeans.


46 posted on 05/26/2014 8:12:14 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Ruh Roh. My wife buys Levis for me. I WISH I were built like a teenage boy.


47 posted on 05/26/2014 8:13:53 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

LOL!

Well, the women’s jeans, anyway.


48 posted on 05/26/2014 8:14:25 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Awgie

Smoking pot, dirty clothes, and lack of hygiene. I think those are qualifications to run for Democrat office!


49 posted on 05/26/2014 8:16:17 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

There’s a big difference between not showering for 5 days and wearing pants 5 times without laundering them. Your clothes drier draws a ton of amps. The less you run it the better. As a frugal family of 5 we try and save in easy areas.


50 posted on 05/26/2014 8:39:50 AM PDT by strider44
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