Tommy Hilfiger is an American fashion retailer founded in 1985 in Montreal by American designer Tommy Hilfiger. The multinational clothing-retail company creates premium fashion for men, women, and children.

Tommy Hilfiger makes clothing, accessories, shoes, swimwear, jewelry, watches, and fragrances. It specializes in designer fashion and high-quality ready-to-wear.

American clothing company Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH Corp) owns Tommy Hilfiger and many other popular and successful apparel brands such as Calvin Klein, True & Co., Warner's, and Olga.

Tommy Hilfiger is driving fashion forward with a new level of ambition and transparency for sustainable business. It wants to move the fashion industry toward a more innovative and responsible future.

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Sustainability Rating: 5/10

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Category: Clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, jewelry

For: Women, men, children

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

Style: Casual

Quality: Medium

Price: $$

Sizes: XS-XL, 2-12 (US), 4-14 (UK), 34-42 (EU), 4-14 (AU), plus size

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

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: No

Recycling: Yes

Producing countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam

Certifications: BCI, GRS, RCS, GOTS, OCS, PEFC, RDS, FSC

Sustainability Practices

Tommy Hilfiger takes wide-ranging measures to address responsibility, inclusion, and diversity. It makes progress across key initiatives on environmental sustainability, human rights, and climate change.

Tommy Hilfiger remains dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement. It focuses on delivering on its purpose to drive fashion forward for good.

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

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

Tommy Hilfiger also uses a small amount of semi-synthetic fibers or regenerated cellulosic fabrics such as Tencel lyocell, modal, acetate, cupro, 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 Tommy Hilfiger are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Tommy Hilfiger publishes a list of its manufacturers on its corporate website, It aims to create safe spaces, improve access to education and enhance the quality of life.

The 2021 Fashion Transparency Index gave Tommy Hilfiger a score of 59% based on how much the group discloses about its social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts.

Tommy Hilfiger manufactures its clothes in Turkey and many other East Asian countries where human rights and labor law violations still happen every day.

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

Tommy Hilfiger has a code of conduct that applies to all its suppliers and subcontractors to achieve a genuine improvement in the lives of working people around the world and the communities in which they live.

Tommy Hilfiger assesses compliance with its Code of Conduct by informal visits or third-party audits with or without notice. It audited 67% of its Tier 1 suppliers to a labor code of conduct in 2020.

Tommy Hilfiger doesn't use 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

Tommy Hilfiger has committed to reducing its impact across the entire supply chain. It wants to eliminate hazardous chemicals and microfibers and provide access to water.

Tommy Hilfiger plans to achieve zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2025 in the manufacture of its products. It will also filter water leaving wet processors for harmful microfibers.

Tommy Hilfiger has committed to having 100% of its suppliers meet or exceed all of its social and environmental standards by 2030. 100% of its suppliers will promote and maintain safe and healthy work environments by 2025.

Tommy Hilfiger plans complete circularity of purchased products and full traceability of key raw materials by 2025. It will sustainably source 100% of its cotton and viscose by 2025 and 100% of its polyester by 2030.

Tommy Hilfiger will drive a 30% reduction in its supply chain emissions by 2030. It will achieve zero waste and eliminate single-use plastics by 2030.

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