Levi's Closing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

No more Levi's are being made in the United States.

Levi Strauss and Company closed down its last two sewing plants in the U.S.

A spokesman for the Gold Rush-era company called the closings of the San Antonio, Texas, plants, and the loss of about 800 jobs, unavoidable.

Its jeans have been an American icon around the world.

But sales have been drooping after peaking in 1996. Production has now been totally shifted to contractors overseas to lower costs.

Only two decades ago, the firm had 63 U.S. manufacturing plants.

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