Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today announced it is granting more than $380,000 to the second class of LS&Co. Collaboratory fellows who are working to create a more sustainable apparel industry. The Collaboratory is a fellowship program for entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs who see design and sustainability as inextricably linked and are working to create a more sustainable apparel industry.
“Taking part in the Levi’s Collaboratory gave my passion for a more sustainable fashion industry the perfect supportive and amplifying sounding board, which allowed ideas to grow from a concept into real change,” said Christina Dean, founder of the Hong Kong-based Redress and The R Collective. “Being around the table with my fellows — from around the world and from around Levi Strauss & Co.’s business — to look at life and fashion’s bigger picture gave me a new spring to my stride, so needed on the long climb ahead.”