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Eileen Fisher


“Beautifully simple clothing designed to move with real life”, is Eileen Fisher’s brand statement, and one they have remained true to, since their founding in 1984. More than a brand, Eileen Fisher cultivates a culture of passionate individuals, using good design to inspire.  Good design is at the heart of Eileen Fisher, brought to life through clean lines, simple shapes and great fabrics; balancing timeless, modern, functional design, beautifully. The Eileen Fisher brand culture is built on five basic principles; simple, sensual, beautiful, timeless and functional. Creating effortless clothing, Eileen Fisher pares design down, to pure, simple essence. Her clothing is forgiving and flattering for women of all body types and ages. Striving to create a dialogue between seasonal perspectives and enduring ideals.


Eileen Fisher started her company for very personal reasons, she was having trouble finding clothes that were equally functional, comfortable and stylish, that fit her lifestyle. At the time, working as an interior and graphic designer, she imagined the simple clean lines she utilized in interior design, reinterpreted as clothing. Fisher’s first collection incorporated four simple shapes with proportions that worked together in a system of dressing, interpreted in a range of beautiful colors and great fabrics. Encouraged by $3,000 dollars worth of orders from her first wholesale show, she expanded the collection to eight pieces, while simultaneously expanding her orders. Today, Eileen Fisher is a corporation of 900 people with 58 stores in the US, Canada and the UK.


Incorporating social consciousness in the production of their work, Eileen Fisher supports women through social initiatives, practicing business responsibly with regard to human rights. The latest Eileen Fisher eco collection incorporates a range of well-cut basics, skinny jeans, and tank tops in a rainbow of colors, as well as undyed cashmere and fair trade organic cotton sweaters. The collection is built on an organic system, always evolving, changing and building upon previous seasons. Eco silk is certified by bluesign, and dyed without hazardous chemicals and minimal water and energy usage. Fair trade organic cotton from Peru is produced to meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), while undyed cashmere comes in a range of beautifully natural tones and shades. Eileen Fisher also work with organic cotton and wool, with about fifty percent of all cotton used, organic, including their jeans, tees and basics. Hemp, Tencel and recycled polyester round out the eco collection, in pieces that range from subtly textured jersey, to weightless textural knits, and wrinkle resistant suits.


Peruvian cotton and alpaca are certified fair trade, with much of the work taking place in home-based workshops, supporting child-rearing and family ties.  Alpaca is sourced from herds high in the Andes, with fibers sorted by hand and locally knitted. 20% of Eileen Fisher’s products are made in the US, from New York’s garment district, to Patterson, New Jersey, and Los Angeles. While silk from China, is locally grown, spun, dyed, knit and woven. Preserving artisanal crafts, Eileen Fisher produce a number of accessories that support artisans, such as their limited edition natural 0dye glovelettes, hand-made by Cornelia Blumli, a Spanish artist who grows many of the plants used in her natural dyes. Handloomed scarves are made by artisans in rural India, and a range of hand tied and dyed Japanese Shibori scarves.


Renowned for their simple, easy, well designed clothing that embrace women of all kinds, forgiving and flattering all body types, has long set Eileen Fisher apart, while their ongoing ethics has led to some of their most worthwhile initiatives, including artisanal support and fairly traded production. Eileen Fisher continue to quietly and ethically produce well designed and well made clothing for real women.

Website: www.eileenfisher.com