Levi's urges customers to buy fewer jeans

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 7:48PM
Levis is encouraging consumers to shop responsibly. (Photo / Getty)
Levis is encouraging consumers to shop responsibly. (Photo / Getty)

Levi's urges customers to buy fewer jeans

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 7:48PM

Australia and New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Ministers Marise Payne and Nanaia Mahuta this afternoon fronted a press conference where they were questioned on the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.

Asked about the Five Eyes alliance, particularly in regards to China, Payne said Australia sees in Five Eyes a vital strategic alliance that is key to issues of intelligence. Countries will address concerns in whatever forum they choose, Payne said.

Mahuta said Five Eyes was about a security and intelligence arrangement. "We do value the Five Eyes relationship," Mahuta said.

Meanwhile, American apparel company Levi Strauss & Co is encouraging its customers to buy less as it strives to tackle the climate crisis and issues of overconsumption.

The San Francisco-based multinational, which first set up its denim retailing business in 1853, is asking its customers to wear their clothes longer and to buy less often.

Paul Dillinger, vice-president of global product innovation, said fast fashion and overconsumption had become a huge problem for the fashion industry.

The move to curb fast fashion practices and encourage consumers to "shop more responsibly" comes as the company gears to expand its operations to focus on re-sale.

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