A Learning Lab for a better world
Eileen Fisher 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, over 300 department and specialty stores across the US, UK and Canada as well as 2 Green Eileen stores, which are part of the company’s innovative recycling program. Eileen is passionate about business as a movement. In spring 2015, the company announced VISION2020, a bold five-year plan that addresses sustainability and human rights. In keeping with Eileen’s belief in collaboration, VISION2020 calls for partnering with other brands to shift the fashion industry. “We don’t want sustainability to be our edge,” says Eileen. “We want it to be universal.” In 2015, Eileen also launched the Eileen Fisher Learning Lab where employees and the public are invited to embark on journeys of inquiry to explore purpose, mindfulness and embodiment through a variety of workshops and events. In October 2015, the Fashion Group International honored Eileen with the prestigious Sustainability Award. Eileen was the recipient of the 2015 Riverkeeper Award as well as BF+DA’s Corporate Leadership in Advancing Sustainability Award.
Eileen Fisher sees herself as a lifelong learner. For decades, she has been on a journey of awakening to her purpose, exploring the mind-body connection, and striving to live more consciously. Through a daily practice that includes meditation, movement, and self-reflection, Eileen feels more enlivened and connected to her creativity than ever before. Eileen’s passions and her desire to share what she's learning, loving, and discovering are evident in each of this fall's offerings at the Learning Lab.
The vision for the LEARNING LAB emerges from Eileen Fisher’s 30-year journey from a young woman with a desire to create comfortable clothing and $350 in the bank to the head of an international company that employs more than 1,200 people. In the process, Eileen Fisher has had to grow both personally and professionally in order to rise to the demands of her life — and the demands of our times.