Vintage Levi's in Undyed Colorganic® Denim
Straight-leg relaxed fit 550 Levi's in naturally colored, or 'colorgrown', Coyote brown cotton denim. Wonderfully broken-in, medium weight denim in generally excellent condition aside from missing the Levi's tab on the back pocket. Size is listed on tag as 36, but they measure and fit like a true 34.
Naturally colored cottons are heirloom varieties of cotton with roots tracing back thousands of years, that contain brown, green, or reddish pigments within their own fibers. These breeds exhibit not only uniquely beautiful undyed hues, but also offer greater resistance to UV radiation, bacterial growth, mildew, staining, and water due their substantially higher concentrations of tannins and protective waxes in comparison to white cotton. Naturally colored cottons are more drought tolerant and pest resistant, making them easier to grow organically.
Levi's Naturals was a short-lived early 1990s collaborative campaign between renowned colored cotton breeder Sally Fox and the denim giant Levi's. Crafting their staple jeans and jackets with undyed naturally colored cotton, much of which was grown organically, the project mysteriously ended, and remnants of its existence have mostly faded into history.
As is natural with all vintage items, these jeans may show signs of wear. Please see all photos for reference.
Materials: Undyed Colorganic®* Coyote brown cotton. Other materials unknown.
Designed, grown and sewn in USA.
Compare above measurements to your favorite pair of jeans for ideal fit.
Model is 6'3" and wearing a different pair of the same pants.
*Colorganic® cotton is naturally pigmented, undyed, and grown organically.