Eileen is the Founder and Chairwoman of EILEEN FISHER, INC., the clothing company known for its simple shapes and beautiful fabrics.
Eileen ventured into clothing design in 1984. Her original concept, pieces that work together to help women get dressed easily, still defines the company’s collections, which are sold at 65 EILEEN FISHER stores as well as department and specialty stores across the US, UK and Canada. Eileen attributes the company’s vision and success to an emphasis on collaboration, community and connection. We co-create the company,” she says. “It’s a different paradigm.”
The company recently launched VISION2020, a bold sustainability initiative that includes a pledge to use only organic cotton and organic linen by 2020. Supply chain transparency, water, carbon, responsible dyeing, fair wages and benefits, and conscious business practices are key components. In keeping with Eileen’s belief in collaboration, VISION2020 calls for partnering with other brands to shift the fashion industry.