Levi STrauss & Company, the world giant Jean manufacturer announces their “Care to Air” contest taking place June 1st. The company is looking for the next generation of air drying design ideas that will improve or replace the typical clothesline. Design ideas will be accepted from June 1- July 31, 2010, and winners will be announced on August 16. The grand prize: $1,000.Winner will be announced in August.
LEvi’s is making their mark in the environmental movement to save our planet by showing how consumers can reduce the environmental impact of clothing on the world.
According to Levi’s about 92% of U.S. Households have a dryer and if we move to drying our clothes on a clothes line, we can reduce our carbon imprint on the planet through less energy consumption.
Full contest details can be found at www.levi.com/care.
It’s interesting that also on May 20th In 1892 George Sampson patents clothes dryer.
Did you know that on this date in history Levi Strauss begins selling blue jeans with copper rivets for $1.21 a pair
Also on this date:
In 1310 Shoes were first made for both right & left feet
In 1830 D. Hyde patents the fountain pen
In 1927 Charles Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris
In 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Today she left Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada, and arrived at Londonderry, Ireland, approximately 14 hours later.