Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jeans, and the Cost of Washing Them

In the Fear of Nothing blog, I take a new look at the cost of owning things, focusing specifically on jeans and the recent Levi’s study about the life cycle costs of jeans. The bottom line: just the cost of laundering jeans is typically greater than the cost of manufacturing them. You can cut costs, and cut the carbon impact, by washing jeans only when they’re dirty. You save time, spend less on energy and water, and maximize the useful life of the jeans.