How We Work With Factories

To make AEO products, we partner with apparel manufacturers that operate more than 300 factories in more than 20 countries around the world. We know that with our global reach comes global responsibility to drive sustainability and fair labor practices throughout our supply chain.

Our goal is to create strong, supportive relationships with our factory partners and work collaboratively to improve working conditions in our supply chain. We do not own or operate any factories, so it’s important that we develop trusted relationships with our suppliers to make our apparel responsibly.  New factories must contractually agree to the terms of our Code of Conduct before producing for us.        


It starts with finding the right business partner who shares our values and meets our expectations for transparency and performance. Over time, we invest in gaining trust, working together to identify and address issues, and building capacity to drive supplier ownership in continuous improvement. We’re working to enhance our factory monitoring program and advance key initiatives that focus on worker well-being, environmental responsibility, and increased supplier ownership.

300+ Factories.        20+ Countries.       25,000+ Factory Workers.                 80% Women.