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Brand
Brand
Design Philosophy
Design Philosophy
Materials
Materials
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
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Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design
Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Ethical Design
Ethical Design

Ann Taylor Stores

Brand

Ann Taylor, the 18th largest apparel retailer in the U.S., sells women’s fashion apparel at its Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft and outlet stores.

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Design Philosophy

Ann Taylor states it has formalized its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). It states a plan for monitoring suppliers, and that it "has now evolved to coordinating social and...

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Materials

Ann Taylor is a company that uses conventional textiles throughout its collections. Conventional textiles contain pesticides, toxins, and harmful chemicals. Conventional textiles cannot biodegrade...

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Cradle-to-Cradle Design

Ann Taylor does not state any information on how its clothes can be recycled, upcycled, or discarded without an impact to the environment.

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Sustainable Design

Ann Taylor does not share information regarding any sustainable design practices or the methods in which they source and produce their textiles.

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Social Responsibility

Ann Taylor gives back to a number of social causes. The company gives to breast cancer research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, it pays for its employees to partake in volunteer work, and...

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Country of Origin

Ann Taylor products are manufactured at 236 sites around the world, most of them in Asia. More Ann Taylor clothing is made in China than in any other country.

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Ethical Design

The company states it strongly believes that the quality of its merchandise "begins with the treatment of the people who manufacture {its} products." The company follows the Global Supplier...

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Practices

  • History of using sweatshops  ?
  • No transparency in supply chain ?
  • Clothing contains pesticides and harmful chemicals ?
  • No authentic commitment to ethical manufacturing  ?

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