The jeans feature 12% Australian Merino wool and 88% fine grade cotton

The jeans feature 12% Australian Merino wool and 88% fine grade cotton

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has teamed up with The Woolmark Company to unveil a wool-denim blend in its iconic Levi's 501 jeans.

The jeans combine 12% Australian Merino wool with 88% fine grade cotton - keeping wearers warmer in colder weather, Levi's says. 

They also feature The Woolmark Company logo, and are available in various colours in original fit, straight fit, slim fit and shrink to fit.

Levi's said its latest innovation is "an apt development given the central role the two fibres have played in the development and culture of both countries involved; the US and Australia".