You know. when Levis Field opens up down in Santa Clara:
As seen on Market Street, it’s Sourdough Samuel:
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Remember all the way back to 2010, when our corporate overlords at Levi’s were crowing about having crowned their first-ever “Levi’s Girl,” Meghan Smith? She was all:
“I’m violently excited to begin my new adventure in San Francisco.”
The energetic pixie bagged a paid internship, in the 415, in this day and age – can you believe it? Check it:
(But guess what, paid intern Meghan Smith likes the graffiti.)
(Isn’t it ironic, dontcha think?)
Anyway, here’s the News of the Day:
“Attention All Original, Authentic and Stylish Millennial Women: The Levi’s® Brand Kicks Off the Search for the Next Fan-Selected ‘Levi’s® Girl,’ the Online Voice of Levi’s® Women
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2011 — The Levi’s® brand kicks off the search for the second-ever “Levi’s® Girl,” the online voice of Levi’s® women. Using its crowdsourcing Facebook app, users will be able to submit videos documenting why they should be chosen as the new face and voice for Levi’s® women in the digital space. In this specialized six-month assignment, the new “Levi’s® Girl” will allow the brand voice for women to be heard and channel the essence of “Shape What’s to Come,” the brand’s global online community where millennial women around the world can connect with peers and mentors to shape their futures.
More after the jump.
All the deets are below.
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[UPDATE: And District 2 Supervisorial candidate Kat Anderson writes in to say that she's matching donations to the Red Cross up to $1000. Just send her your receipt.]
Now, first Levi’s and then U-Haul:
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10 — Levi Strauss & Co. today announced a clothing donation program for victims of the San Bruno, California gas explosion. Victims of this disaster are eligible to receive a $250 gift card for Levi’s® brand clothing. Gift cards can be claimed through the Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross and can be redeemed at any Levi’s® Store.
In addition, the Levi Strauss Foundation has made a $25,000 donation to the local chapter of the American Red Cross to aid in the community’s recovery from this disaster. The company will also match employee donations. Victims can receive Red Cross disaster relief by calling 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5772) or visiting redcrossbayarea.org.
As a San Francisco-based business, Levi Strauss & Co. is committed to serving the needs of its community and neighbors. The company extends its sympathy and support for those impacted by this tragedy.
About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest branded apparel companies and the global leader in jeanswear, marketing its products in more than 110 countries worldwide. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.(TM) and Denizen(TM). Levi Strauss & Co. reported fiscal 2009 net revenues of $4.1 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com/.
U-Haul Offers 30 Days of Free Storage to Residents Affected by the San Bruno Natural Gas Fire
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10 — The U-Haul Company of San Francisco is offering 30 days of free storage to residents whose homes or businesses were damaged by the San Bruno natural-gas fire.
In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people needing boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and allows others to take them as needed – FREE. U-Haul encourages anyone who has any type of reusable box to drop it off at the nearest U-Haul location and allow another family to reuse the box, free of charge, instead of throwing the reusable box into the recycling bin.
Families needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program should contact the following regional office to locate the participating storage facility nearest them.
U-Haul Company of San Francisco
500 Paul Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
“This natural-gas fire has caused tremendous damage and inflicted extreme hardship on our community,” stated Joseph Krueger, president, U-Haul Company of San Francisco. “I hope this effort will provide assistance to those that may truly need a helping hand. We will continue to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need.”
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the best choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 15,800 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 101,000 trucks, 76,000 trailers and 34,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 395,000 rooms and approximately 35 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,090 owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer’s number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. As one of the nation’s largest retailers of propane, U-Haul supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues.
U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: “Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving-box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material, and packing peanuts that are 100 percent biodegradable. Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.
(OMG, one of the interns here just found out that they’re all supposed to be getting paid, under da federal law. It’s a disaster, they’re having a meeting in the walk-in, electing a “shop steward” or whatever. They’re saying how they’re supposed to get at least $9.79 per, plus Healthy San Francisco. I thought we had a deal man, you know, where I get all the glory and they get the false praise. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted but now it’s gone.)
And you know who is to blame, our corporate overlords at Levi’s, what with their crowing about crowning their first-ever “Levi’s Girl,” Meghan Smith. She’s all:
“I’m violently excited to begin my new adventure in San Francisco.”
This energetic pixie just bagged a paid internship, in the 415, in this day and age, can you believe it? Check it:
But guess what, paid intern Meghan Smith likes graffiti!
Isn’t it ironic, dontcha think?
The Levi’s® Brand Selects First Ever ‘Levi’s® Girl’ as the New Online Voice of Levi’s® Women
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 — The Levi’s® brand announced today the winner from their search for the first-ever Levi’s® Girl. Meghan Smith, a Charleston, South Carolina native currently living in Brooklyn, New York, will be the new face and voice for Levi’s® women in the digital space. Meghan created a two minute video submission via the Levi’s® Girl Facebook application showing off her unique style and personality to land a six-month paid position in the Levi’s® marketing department.
“We’re so excited to have Meghan infuse a female voice and perspective as the newest member of our online community,” said Kristin Bannister, Levi’s® Director of Women’s & Digital Marketing. “Meghan’s self-proclaimed passion for ‘living, being and doing,’ along with her keen sense of style, truly captures the female essence of the Levi’s® brand and quickly made her a fan favorite among our online community members. We’re thrilled to have Meghan work alongside our Levi’s® Guy, Gareth, as we continue to deepen our engagement with consumers in the social media and digital space.”
In her new role as Levi’s® Girl, Meghan will be immersed in the Levi’s® business with a focus on social media efforts and engagement and communication with the Levi’s® female fan base. Meghan will also serve as the Style Ambassador for Levi’s® Women, posting inspiring looks and designs, and channeling her ideas, outlook and discoveries to millions of people around the world. Meghan will have an active involvement in the community by covering news and live events for the brand. She will be relocated by the Levi’s® brand this August to work at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco.
“I can’t think of a more perfect opportunity for me at this time in my life and am so thankful to have the chance to be a part of a brand that I have loved and admired for years,” said Smith. “I look forward to working with the Levi’s® team and sharing my experiences with women all over the world.”
You can follow Meghan’s adventures with the Levi’s® brand at http://www.facebook.com/Levis
ABOUT THE LEVI’S® BRAND
The Levi’s® brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. Since their invention by Levi Strauss in 1873, Levi’s® jeans have become the most recognizable and imitated clothing in the world – capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. Today, the Levi’s® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in the apparel industry. Our range of leading jeanswear and accessories are available in more than 110 countries, allowing individuals around the world to express their personal style. For more information about the Levi’s® brand, its products and stores, please visit www.levi.com
I don’t know, if you want to drop by to check out the temporary Levi’s Workshop at 580-582 Valencia near 17th Street, well then be my guest:
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Or you can vandalize the joint, your choice.
Anyway, they sure seem friendly:
I guess that you can go in on Sundays and print up posters for your non-profit or not-for-profit event / joint on this Vandercook SP-25 Proof Press:
They have lots of stuff…
…including a bunch of rivets:
Alice Waters in the house:
And the graffiti was almost all cleaned up by the time I got there on Tuesday:
All the deets:
The Levi’s(R) Brand Pays Homage to Its Workwear Roots With the Launch of Levi’s Workshops
Interactive Workshops Open Doors in San Francisco this July and New York City later this Fall
SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire/ — Since its inception in 1873 as one of the original purveyors of American workwear, the Levi’s® brand has been the uniform of choice for great American pioneers. Levi’s® jeans have been worn by the craftsmen, laborers and artisans who helped define the cultural landscape in America and have shaped the energy and events of our times. This week, the Levi’s® brand celebrates a new generation of pioneers and creative communities across the country with the launch of Levi’s® Workshops. Taking a new, innovative approach to integrating community involvement with retailing, the first Levi’s® Workshop debuts this week in San Francisco followed by a second expression of the program later this fall in New York City. The Levi’s® Workshops will be multi-use spaces, featuring a functional workshop, community event space and retail storefront. Each Workshop is designed to focus on a specific craft including printmaking in the San Francisco Workshop and photography in the New York City shop.
The Levi’s® Workshops will serve as community-based extensions of the brand’s Go Forth marketing campaign, paying homage to the principles of hard work and civic engagement. Central to the Workshop program will be collaborations with recognized pioneers from each community. For eight weeks, each Levi’s® Workshop will open its doors to the general public and host a range of interactive demonstrations, educational programming and events.
Ever more deets, after the jump
You know Shepard Fairey from his Barack Obama Hope posters of last year and of course his related legal troubles from this month, right? (Always remember, when you borrow from others, it’s “fair use” but when others borrow from you, it’s cease and desist time for the infringing ”parasites“ - inn’t that right, Shepard?)
Anyway, brace yourself for this Thursday when Shepard and our corporate overlords at Levi’s team up for the debut of the “Obey X Collection.” See?
“The highly-collectible Obey x Levi’s® capsule collection will be carried exclusively at select Levi’s® Store locations in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Santa Monica and at Levis.com. A limited number of pieces will also be available at www.obeyclothing.com. The collection will be available beginning October 29 and will range in price from $34.50 to $148. To commemorate the launch of the collection, on October 29 Fairey will unveil a series of four new poster designs at a live art installation outside The Levi’s® Store in New York City’s Times Square. Once Fairey completes the installation, he will meet-and-greet event participants while autographing free museum-quality reproductions of his new posters.”
It’ll look like this. Just $37.78 for a grey T-shirt:
But there’s more:
“The series of four limited-edition Shepard Fairey posters will be given away as a free gift, while supplies last, with the purchase of any item from the Obey x Levi’s® collection in the following Levi’s® Store locations: Times Square and Soho in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, Santa Monica and Chicago. The front side of each of the four double-sided posters features artwork that exists as a stand-alone piece. The reverse side of each poster also includes one piece of a oversized mural image specially designed by Fairey.”
That’s not dirt, it’s paint from all those nights you’ve spent tagging:
“Think & Create” and “Paint and Destroy”:
Is Obey “the new Ed Hardy,” or something? One thing’s for sure kids – quality will be higher and the cost cheaper compared to what Shepard normally offers.
See you at the Union Square Levi’s (300 Post Street) this Thursday!
S.F. is 40 years old. (40 going on 28, or 17, or something.)
All the deets after the jump.
Well Levi’s rolled out the red carpet blue carpet today at 525 Castro this afternoon in honor of San Francisco First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom (a “de facto fashion diplomat“) and Supervisor Bevan Dufty. They were on the scene to promote Levi’s “Five Oh One Day” (also known as May Day in some parts of the world).
The deal is that you can bring in a pair of your old jeans to donate to GoodWill and then get a 25% discount off the price of a new pair of Levi’s. Your deadline to get this done is May 10, 2009. Details below.
JSN alights from a brand new, Tesla Roadster electirc car on her way to the denim blue carpet. Click to expand:
It was all smiles as a scrum of paparazzi followed Supervisor Bevan Dufty (who pulled out his pink wallet to make a donation of his own) and Co. into the store.
The Levi’s® Brand and Goodwill Ask Consumers to “Give Jeans”
Jeans Exchange Program to Kick Off Levi Strauss & Co.’s “501 Day”
When shoppers “give jeans” of any brand at select Levi’s® stores nationwide between May 1 and May 10, they will receive a 25 percent discount off a new pair of Levi’s® jeans. The denim collected during Levi’s® “Give Jeans” campaign will be donated to Goodwill Industries® to be sold in local Goodwill® stores. Jeans are the top-selling apparel product in Goodwill stores, and revenues from the sales will help fund Goodwill job training programs that benefit hundreds of thousands of people each year. The “Give Jeans” program is part of Levi Strauss & Co.’s long-standing commitment to community involvement and is intended to encourage customer participation in Levi’s® annual “501® Day.”
“Supporting local community organizations and helping people in need are important parts of Levi Strauss & Co.’s corporate citizenship agenda and date all the way back to our founder, Levi Strauss, who was both a smart businessman and major contributor to local organizations that served people in need,” says Joelle Maher, Senior Vice President, Levi’s® Retail Operations. “Partnering with Goodwill Industries is exciting because it gives consumers the opportunity to join in this tradition by donating their gently used jeans to support Goodwill’s job training and career advancement programs.”
“When you donate your jeans to Levi’s®, you are ensuring that job seekers in your local community are finding a job that meets their interests and abilities,” says Jim Gibbons, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “The partnership with Levi’s® generates revenues to provide job training while allowing consumers to benefit from great savings on new Levi’s® jeans at the same time.”
For the second year in a row, the Levi® Brand’s partnership with Goodwill Industries is part of Levi’s® annual “501® Day” activities, encouraging employees and consumers across the country to do what they can to support people and community organizations in need.
Held each year on May 1 (5/01), the name “501® Day” is adopted from the classic 501® jean, which was invented by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1873. On May 1, hundreds of employees from Levi Strauss & Co. headquarters and offices around the world will volunteer with nonprofit organizations in their local communities. Cash grants donated on 501® Day (aka “Community Day”) since its inception nine years ago now total more than $1.64 million.
At the Levi’s® flagship store on Union Square in San Francisco, Goodwill assistant store managers will “shadow” Levi’s® retail employees to learn about everything from store operations and greeting customers to stocking the displays. The Goodwill managers, who also train program participants for jobs in the retail industry, will apply their lessons learned in job training programs.
About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest branded apparel companies and the global leader in jeanswear, marketing its products in more than 110 countries worldwide. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers® San Francisco and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ brands. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.
Community Involvement at Levi Strauss & Co.
Employee community involvement is an important part of Levi Strauss & Co.’s culture and history. Levi Strauss was a businessman and philanthropist who was deeply involved in his community. His work and commitment have been carried forward by Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation for more than 156 years. Through matching-gift programs, company-supported group and individual volunteering programs, paid time off to volunteer and other initiatives, the company and the Levi Strauss foundation offer employees and retirees a variety of ways to make a difference in their local communities. Employees in 43 countries will take a day away from work in the month of May to assist local community organizations and the company’s foundation will recognize the efforts with cash grants. In 2008 LS&CO. employees around the world volunteered on 167 projects and the foundation made nearly $300,000 in grants to recognize employee’ donations of time and talent.
About Goodwill Industries
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 184 community-based, independent member organizations in the United States, Canada, and 14 other countries. Each organization serves people with disabilities, people who lack education or job experience, low-wage workers and other job seekers by providing education and career services, as well as job placement opportunities and post-employment support. To pay for its programs, Goodwill sells donated clothes and other household items in more than 2,200 retail stores, and online at www.shopgoodwill.com, the first Internet nonprofit auction site. Through its services, the network helps people who are having a hard time finding employment become independent, tax-paying members of their communities. Goodwill Industries International channels 84 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services. For more information about Goodwill Industries visit www.goodwill.org. To find your local Goodwill, use the online locator or call (800) 664-6577
Levi's stores participating in "Give Jeans" program:
600 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, (312) 642-9613
808 Church Street, Evanston, (847) 733-2914
1552 North Milwaukee Ave, Bucktown, (773) 486-3900
5 Woodfield Shopping Center, Schaumberg, (847) 619-0655
Los Angeles area:
1409 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, (310) 393-4899
Westfield Topanga Mall, Canoga Park, (818) 274-0283
186 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, (805) 373-3800
New York City:
750 Lexington Avenue, (212) 826-5957
536 Broadway, SOHO, (646) 613-1847
25 W. 14th Street, (212) 242-2128
1501 Broadway, Times Square, (212) 944-8555
Union Square Flagship Store, (415) 501-0100
525 Castro Street, (415) 255-6726