05/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/13/2021 05:28
PITTSBURGH - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today reaffirms its commitment to sustainability through the use of more sustainable raw materials and manufacturing techniques, water reduction, and the development of a limited American Eagle (AE) jeans collection using guidelines as a part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Jeans Redesign project. The AE x Jeans Redesign collection uses guidelines developed by the Foundation's Make Fashion Circular team alongside over 80 denim experts, and adheres to the principles of a circular economy where clothes are made with limited impact, are recyclable and are long-lasting to be kept in use. This is an important step for AEO as it progresses the practice to make AE jeans more sustainable and circular, reinforcing the promise to offer customers great styles that feel good to wear and are made with the planet in mind.
'By taking measures to ensure more responsible product sourcing, we are working hard to help create a healthier environment for future generations. As part of AEO's broader sustainability goals we've made a commitment to move toward more sustainable raw materials and manufacturing techniques, as well as reducing our water and energy usage,' said Jay Schottenstein, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. 'Our adoption of the guidelines set by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for the AE x Jeans Redesign collection represents AEO's ongoing journey and pledge to accelerate improvements across our operations through innovation and collaboration.'
'As a leader in jeans, we have a responsibility to push for changes in our own sustainability practices and influence the apparel industry to work toward a more circular economy,' said Jennifer Foyle, Chief Creative Officer of AEO Inc. and Global Brand President of Aerie. 'We want our customers to feel good about how their clothes were made-and the AE x Jeans Redesign collection highlights our expertise in jeans, while demonstrating our passion to create products that lessen the environmental impact.'
About AE x Jeans Redesign
About AEO's Sustainability Goals
AEO released a comprehensive plan in 2019 and to date, has:
For more information on AEO's sustainability goals and efforts, visit www.aeo-inc.com/sustainability.
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About American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle® and Aerie® brands. Our purpose is to show the world that there's REAL power in the optimism of youth. The company operates stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong, and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle and Aerie merchandise also is available at more than 200 international locations operated by licensees in 25 countries. For more information, please visit www.aeo-inc.com.
About American Eagle
Since 1977, American Eagle has offered an assortment of specialty apparel and accessories for men and women that enables self-expression and empowers our customers to celebrate their individuality. The brand has broadened its leadership in jeans by producing innovative fabric with options for all styles and fits for all at a value. We aren't just passionate about making great clothing, we're passionate about making real connections with the people who wear them. Visit www.ae.com to find your perfect pair of #AEJeans.
Olivia Messina, AEO
Matthew Owens, SHADOW