Thank you for your interest. Applications for the 2016 Collaboratory are now closed. Please check our website periodically for updates.

Our ideal fellow

We’re looking for entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs who are: 
❏ Curious, determined and values-driven
❏ Open to new ideas and eager to learn
❏ Excited to be a part of a like-minded community 
❏ Committed to act on what they learn through their experience
❏ Invested in the fashion and apparel industry being a force for social and environmental change


❏ 18+ years of age 
❏ Proficient in written and spoken English 
❏ Emerging entrepreneur or social entrepreneur in the fashion and apparel industry
❏ Able to commit to being in San Francisco October 21-23, 2016
❏ Able to commit to preparation and follow-up work around the workshop 
❏ Leader within an organization (nonprofit, for-profit or hybrid) that: 
·       Has been in operation 1-5 years 
·       Has less than $5M in annual revenue 
·       Has fewer than 100 employees 
❏ Is making an apparel product (e.g., clothing, footwear, accessories) or providing an apparel-related service 
❏ Is committed to incorporating social and environmental values within their organization 
❏ Is actively reducing – or showing an interest in reducing – the water footprint of their organization 
❏ In addition, nominees must not have been previously awarded a grant from Levi Strauss & Co. or the Levi Strauss Foundation

What is your first and last name?

What is your job title?

What is the name of your company or organization?

Who nominated you?

What is the best email address we can use to get in touch with you?

What is the best phone number we can use to get in touch with you?

Please share the website of your business or organization.

How long has your organization been in operation?

Please tell us the month and year of your organization's incorporation or registration.
What was your organization's revenue in 2015?

If your organization is a non-profit, please include sales from products or services.
How many staff members does your organization employ?

Please include full-time and part-time employees in your count.
Tell us about your business or organization. What product or service do you provide?

Word limit: 50
In your opinion, what does it mean to be a business or organization with purpose, and how have you put this idea into practice?

Where possible, please provide specific examples that demonstrate your business or organization’s social or environmental impact. Word limit: 500
Describe your interest and/or idea for implementing water reduction practices in your business or organization.

Word limit: 250
What do you hope to achieve by participating in the Levi Strauss & Co. Collaboratory?

Tell us how the fellowship experience generally, and the opportunity to work on water reduction practices in particular, would benefit your business or organization and you as a leader? Word limit: 500
Is there anything you’d like to add?

Optional, not required. Word limit: 200
Please read the full text and acknowledge that you agree to the terms and conditions of the Levi Strauss & Co. Collaboratory. *

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Thank you for applying to the Levi Strauss & Co. Collaboratory.
We will be in touch before July 12, 2016 on your eligibility.
If you have any questions before then, please email us at:
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