Burlington is an American fashion retailer founded in 1972 in Burlington Township, New Jersey. The multinational clothing-retail company creates fast fashion for men, women, and children.

Burlington makes women's ready-to-wear apparel, menswear, accessories, footwear, swimwear, homeware, toys, gifts, and beauty. It operates more than 840 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

Burlington has committed to act in sustainable ways to ensure long-term success and be a force for positive change. It's driving sustainable change throughout the company with new sustainability initiatives.

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Sustainability Rating: 1/10

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Category: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bags

For: Women, men, children

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

Style: Casual

Quality: Low

Price: $

Sizes: 2XS-2XL, 0-14 (US), 2-16 (UK), 32-44 (EU), 4-18 (AU), plus

Fabrics: Cotton, linen, jute, viscose, acetate, polyester, nylon, spandex, polyethylene, polypropylene, acrylic, polyurethane, rubber, leather, wool, silk, down

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: No

Recycling: No

Producing countries: not transparent enough

Certifications: no certification

Sustainability Practices

Burlington doesn't use sustainable fabrics made from organic or recycled materials. It uses some natural fabrics without relevant certifications, such as cotton or linen, or synthetic petroleum-based fibers such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, and more.

Burlington doesn't publish a list of its manufacturers and processing facilities on its corporate website. It doesn't disclose any information regarding how it chooses its network of suppliers.

The 2021 Fashion Transparency Index gave Burlington a score of only 15% based on how much the group discloses about its social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts.

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

Burlington doesn't have a code of conduct that applies to all its suppliers and subcontractors based on the regulations set by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Burlington doesn't communicate how often audits are conducted to ensure social standards, living wages, good working conditions, and identify potential risk areas.

Burlington doesn't use any exotic animal skin, hair, fur, or angora. But it uses leather, wool, silk, and 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

Burlington doesn't show any measurement of its greenhouse gas emissions, water, land, and energy use, pollution, and waste across its supply chain. It doesn't have any clear sustainability goal or timeline to improve in the future either.

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