Eileen Fisher took another major trailblazing step in creating a sustainable legacy by officially becoming a B Corp. With over 800 employees, Eileen Fisher becomes the latest and largest women's apparel company to be certified as a B Corporation as well as the largest B Corp in the state of New York. The B Corp certification, provides a framework and certification for companies wishing to benefit society as well as their shareholders. So far, more than 1,500 companies across 42 countries and 130 industries have embraced B Corp status, including many in the apparel and fashion e-commerce space including Etsy and Patagonia.
“Eileen Fisher is proud and honored to become a part of the B Corporation community,” Eileen Fisher, the firm’s founder and CEO, said in a statement. “Being acknowledged for our work over three decades is a testament to our passionate commitment to social and environmental responsibility. This recognition allows us to take a bold step in sharing who we are and what we believe in, and to make greater impact in the world as a fashion industry leader.”
As a women's apparel company, Eileen Fisher is a pioneer in the sustainable fashion space. The B Corp is the company's latest effort in their roadmap to be 100% sustainable by 2020.