Aritzia Inc. is a Canadian fashion retail brand for women with in-house design and luxury boutique. The first such standalone boutique was opened in 1984 by founder Brian Hill. Aritzia Inc basically houses a variety of inhouse brands such as Tna ®, Wilfred, Babaton, Sunday Best and also offers select products from other popular brands like Levi’s ®. With its headquarters in Vancouver, Aritzia has stores in over 100 locations across North America, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.
The company is listed in the Toronto Stock Exchange and trades under the ticker symbol ATZ.CA.
The company creates and develops everyday fashion for women by adhering to design and quality standards that offers compelling value to its customers. Aritzia claims to create immersive, human and highly personal shopping experience premised on the concept of sustainability. It undertook following initiatives as part of their sustainable practices:
Aritzia joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact in March 2021, a non-binding pact encouraging business across the globe to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies.
In August 2020, the company partnered with Binners’ project to increase its waste diversion rate at the Vancouver Support Office to keep items out of landfills.
Introduced a collection of puffer jackets under the name Super (Re)Puff crafted with regenerated nylon which is made from reclaimed fishing nets, fabric scraps and post-consumer waste.
The company was ranked as an industry leader for use of 100% RDS (Responsible Down Standard) by the Textile Exchange, a global non-profit company that works towards textile sustainability.
Since 2017, it claims to have eliminated all plastic from its e-commerce packaging and made it 100% recyclable.
The company regularly undertakes evidence-based approach to sustainability with opportunities for improvements in all areas. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the company partnered with International Labour Organization (ILO) to protect workers’ income, health and employment as well as suppliers’ survival.