The Aritzia Community™ program is focused on making meaningful investments in People and Planet to strengthen, support and elevate the communities where we live and work.
People — Opportunity, Wellbeing, EDI
Planet — Climate, Water, Biodiversity
700,000 People Impacted
100% of proceeds from this collection are donated to Aritzia Community™ partner organizations to empower girls and women.
Proceeds are calculated as the retail selling price less variable costs.
Since 2020, we’ve donated over 13,000 of our most popular styles, worth more than $3 million in value. We’ve got a lot of warmth to give.
One of our long-standing Aritzia Community™ partners is Union Gospel Mission (UGM), an organization close to home — just a few blocks away from our Vancouver Support Office. UGM works to overcome poverty, homelessness and addiction by providing meals, shelter and outreach to members of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Since 2015, we’ve donated over 100,000 pieces of clothing to UGM. A large portion of these garments has gone directly to women in their programs, with the remainder sold in the UGM thrift store, which uses proceeds to support their organization. Another portion of these donations is funnelled into UGM’s Repair to Wear program — an empowerment initiative that teaches women to repair garments.
We invested $10 million to offer custom-developed clothing packages to healthcare heroes as a gift of thanks and gratitude. Each package — designed in response to the heightened sanitation standards — included two t-shirts and two leggings, intended to be easy-to-wear pre- and post-shift outfits.
In 2021, Aritzia was recognized by Retail Council of Canada for the Excellence in Retail Philanthropy Award.
We’re honoured to share our ongoing work and relationships that aim to uplift communities beyond Aritzia’s walls.