Historical Facts

"One tribe of Indians, the Cherokee, called peddlers 'egg eaters' because food offered to them was not prepared according to kosher dietary laws. Jewish peddlers had to refuse it so wherever they went they asked for eggs in trade existing on a diet of eggs and vegetables until they returned home to a kosher kitchen."

Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, Levi Strauss, the Blue Jeans Man, 1988

After he arrived in this country from Germany in 1851, Levi Strauss traveled across the country carrying denim for tents and landed in San Francisco, where he soon opened a store in 1853. Eggs were neutral foods that Strauss took with him when he went across the country.

Levi Strauss
Levi Strauss

Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co.