We have our planet in mind, always.

It’s all about progress. Our REAL GOOD® Collection is growing…

80% off our apparel, swim, bras & undies in Winter 2023 will be REAL GOOD®!

When it comes to feeling good about what you wear, we know that means more than just keeping it cozy and #AerieREAL.

Sustainability is important to you, and to us! Aerie is all about making better choices—like using less water, sourcing sustainable materials, and bettering the lives of the people who are producing those materials. That’s why we’ve embarked on partnerships and initiatives that help us develop our biggest work in progress:
The REAL GOOD® Collection!

We source more than 1,988 metric tons of sustainable cotton

In the 2022 sourcing season we used 1,394,939 kg of recycled nylon

We use recycled polyester made from over 19 million plastic bottles


We are a proud member of Better Cotton. Better Cotton’s mission is to help cotton communities survive and thrive, while protecting and restoring the environment.

In 2022, an estimated 404 million gallons of water were saved thanks to our sourcing of Better Cotton, totaling 35% of our cotton that year.

By choosing our cotton products, you’re supporting Aerie’s investment in Better Cotton’s mission. This product is sourced via a system of mass balance and therefore may not contain Better Cotton.


Recycled nylon diverts waste from landfill and reduces emissions from manufacturing. In the 2022 sourcing season, Aerie used 1,394,939 kg of recycled nylon, accounting for 42% of our nylon supply! That’s a great start, but we’re excited to do even better. We have big sustainability goals on the horizon! We know we have a long way to go to get where we want to be—now that’s REAL.

Our recycled polyester process


Aerie is also now using recycled polyester for around 15% of our polyester supply. For the 2022 sourcing season, we were able to use recycled polyester made from around 19,163,785 bottles (that’s 709,770 lbs of polyester!!!).*

*based on the assumption that 27 plastic bottles = 1lb.

Sustainability Goals

Let’s talk about our cotton goals. For Aerie, we see a number of different programs are making cotton more sustainable, and we count cotton that is recycled, organic, transitional organic, or sourced through Better Cotton toward our goal. In 2022, more than 1,988 tons of cotton were sustainably sourced! This makes up around 35% of our cotton supply – but we’re not stopping there.

In 2022, Aerie sourced more than 19,163,785 plastic bottle’s worth of recycled polyester! This makes up about 15% of our polyester supply. Our goal is to reach 50% recycled polyester by 2023—that would mean around over 120 million plastic bottles saved!

And it’s not just us! Our friends at American Eagle are working hard to make their
assortment as GOOD as it can be. Read more here to see what they’re up to.
Shop AE’s REAL GOOD.™ Collection here.

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