In 1853, Levi Strauss opened a dry goods company in San Francisco at the height of the California Gold Rush. While he was working, he recognized a need among hardworking people: clothes built to endure anything. He and tailor Jacob Davis combined copper rivet reinforcements with tough denim, leading to the first manufactured waist overalls in 1873. Levi's are the original denim creator and lifelong innovator, still owned by the descendants of Levi Strauss. Drama Club is proud to support this global brand and family business.