Tom Ford is an American fashion retailer founded in 2005 in New York by designer Tom Ford. The clothing-retail company creates luxury fashion for women and men.

Tom Ford makes clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry, beauty, watches, eyewear, and fragrances. His apparel collection features ready-to-wear and made-to-measure pieces.

Tom Ford believes that ethical luxury is the greatest luxury of all. He makes timepieces from recycled ocean plastic and has committed to fighting against plastic pollution.

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Sustainability Rating: 3/10

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Category: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, jewelry

For: Women, men

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

Style: Chic

Quality: High

Price: $$$

Sizes: 2XS-XL, 0-12 (US), 2-14 (UK), 32-42 (EU), 4-16 (AU)

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

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: No

Recycling: Yes

Producing countries: Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, United States, France

Certifications: no certification

Sustainability Practices

Tom Ford only uses a tiny proportion of organic materials such as organic cotton and hemp or recycled materials such as recycled polyester, and regenerated nylon.

Most of the fabrics he uses are either natural without relevant certifications, such as regular cotton or linen, or synthetic petroleum-based fibers such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, and more.

Tom Ford also uses a tiny amount of semi-synthetic fibers or regenerated cellulosic fabrics such as lyocell, modal, acetate, and viscose.

Tom Ford doesn't publish a list of all its manufacturers and processing facilities on its corporate website. He doesn't disclose how he chooses his network of suppliers.

The 2021 Fashion Transparency Index gave Tom Ford the absolutely lowest score of 0% based on how much the company 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.

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

Tom Ford doesn't reveal if he ever assesses social or environmental compliance in his supply chain by conducting informal visits or audits.

Tom Ford doesn't use any exotic animal skin or fur. But he uses animal hair and angora, as well as leather, wool, silk, and down feathers to manufacture many of his 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

Tom Ford doesn't measure his greenhouse gas emissions, water, land, energy use, pollution, and waste across the supply chain. He doesn't have any clear sustainability goals, science-based targets, or timelines to improve in the future.

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