Armani is a Italian fashion retailer founded in 1975 in Milan, Italy, by Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeotti. The multinational clothing-retail company creates luxury fashion for men, women, and children.

Armani makes chic and elegant ready-to-wear, haute couture clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry, watches, eyewear, cosmetics, and fragrances.

The Italian luxury fashion group owns many fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Armani Exchange, Armani Junior, and Armani Baby.

Giorgio Armani uses creativity, artisanship, experience, and the finest materials to create designer fashion. It stands the test of time and wants to be the perfect fusion between creativity, style, and innovation.

The Armani Group is committed to sustainability in its community, supply chain, and the environment. It believes that sustainability means making the right choices today for future generations.

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Category: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, jewelry

For: Women, men, children

Type: Basics, denim, knitwear, activewear, underwear, loungewear, swimwear, outerwear, sneakers, flats, sandals, boots, heels

Style: Haute couture, chic

Quality: High

Price: $$$

Sizes: 2XS-4XL, 0-16 (US), 4-20 (UK), 32-48 (EU), 4-20 (AU)

Fabrics: Cotton, linen, hemp, ramie, jute, lyocell, modal, viscose, cupro, acetate, polyester, nylon, spandex, polyethylene, polypropylene, acrylic, neoprene, polyurethane, rubber, leather, wool, silk, down

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: No

Recycling: Yes

Producing countries: not transparent enough

Certifications: GOTS, GRS, RCS, FSC

Sustainability Practices

Armani realigns itself to meet people's actual needs, while respecting the common good. It sets out to protecting all forms of diversity, human and workers' rights, and sustainability in the value chain.

Armani takes wide-ranging measures to protect biodiversity and the oceans, reduce its consumption of water, energy, and other resources, avoid waste, and combat climate change.

It wants to guarantee and provide excellent products and services with high standards of quality and product safety and lower environmental impact along the entire value creation chain.

Armani only uses a small proportion of organic materials such as organic cotton and hemp or recycled materials such as recycled cotton, recycled polyester, and regenerated nylon.

Only very few of its collections are dedicated to sustainable fashion. Most of the fabrics it uses are either natural without relevant certifications, such as cotton or linen, or synthetic petroleum-based fibers such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, and more.

Armani also uses a small amount of semi-synthetic fibers or regenerated cellulosic fabrics such as Tencel lyocell, modal, acetate, and viscose.

Tencel is an eco-friendly fiber made with wood pulp from certified sustainable forests. But only a tiny proportion of the materials used by Armani are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Armani doesn't publish a list of its manufacturers and processing facilities on its corporate website. It aims to foster good environmental and social practices amongst suppliers.

The 2021 Fashion Transparency Index gave Armani a score of only 14% based on how much the group discloses about its social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts.

The Italian clothing retailer doesn't show any labor certification standard that ensure good working conditions, decent living wages, health, safety, and other human rights for workers in its supply chain.

Armani has a code of conduct that applies to all its suppliers and subcontractors based on the regulations set by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Armani assesses compliance with its Code of Conduct by informal visits or third-party audits with or without notice. But it has a large number of suppliers and conducts audits in only very few of them, mostly priority suppliers.

Armani doesn't use exotic animal skin or fur. But it uses animal hair and angora and leather, wool, silk, down feathers to manufacture many of its clothing pieces.

These animal-derived materials are cruel and unethical. They also harm the environment by producing greenhouse gases and waste. More sustainable alternatives exist.

Sustainability Goals

Armani has committed to reducing its environmental impact across the entire supply chain. It will use 25% of raw materials that meet specific sustainability criteria by 2025.

Armani plans a reduction by 30% of emissions under direct control by 2030. It will use electricity produced 100% from renewable sources for the Group's European offices and stores by 2025.

Armani has made a commitment to eliminate single-use plastic and purchase 50% of recycled plastics and 100% of certified paper for packaging by 2030.

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