Levi Strauss is an icon when in comes to blue jeans. The company was founded in 1853 when Strauss came to San Francisco from Bavaria, and the company headquarters remains in San Francisco to this day. Their modern jeans really began to grow in popularity in the 1920s, and they are still one of the most popular jean brands in the U.S. today. But, are their jeans still made in the USA? We dug in and found the answer for you. More details below.
Verdict: Are Levis Made in the USA?
For the large majority of their jeans, Levi’s are not made in the USA. More than 99% of their jeans are made in countries like China, Japan, Italy, and others. Levi’s does have a single collection of “Made in the USA” 501 jeans, sourced from a small denim mill called White Oak in Greensboro, NC.
If you want to get those Made in the USA Levi’s, it will definitely cost you. The price tag on the standard 501 jeans is typically seen at $178. However, their online shop right now shows no products available in this style.
Update: it looks like Levi’s has taken down their Made in the USA collection page (shown below). However, they have surfaced more of their made in the USA 501 jean styles on their site and reduced the price significantly to under $100. More details below.
Popular American Made Levi Jeans
- “Made in the USA” 501 jeans – North Carolina and Texas
Popular Levi Jeans Not Made in the USA
- 501® Original Jeans (most)
- 511™ Slim Jeans
- 514™ Straight Fit Jeans
- 711 Skinny Jeans
Other Brands Making Jeans in the USA
- Gusset Jeans – made in Georgia
- Texas Jeans – made in North Carolina
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