Bloomingdale’s Commitment to Sustainability

Bloomingdale’s Commitment to Sustainability

For more than 150 years Bloomingdale’s has set the trends and defined what’s next. And as we look ahead, we see a world where sustainability is at the forefront—from how we dress to how we curate our spaces. It’s an exciting time—and one of change—and we’re happy to help you find new ways to express yourself creatively and sustainably. Throughout Bloomingdale’s you’ll find sustainable fashions and eco-friendly products that have been independently certified as responsibly produced—plus, many that are crafted of conscious materials and avoid animal cruelty. We’re working toward a more sustainable future in our production, packaging, and business practices. While we know there’s more to do, we believe that small steps lead to big change.

Preferred Materials

Preferred Materials

Items made or packaged using certified recycled, repurposed, organic, or responsibly sourced materials to reduce our environmental impact.


  • Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)
  • Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
  • USDA Organic
  • U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol®
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)
Designed for less waste

Designed for less waste

Products that are thoughtfully crafted to keep materials in use at their highest value.


  • Refillable
  • Reusable
  • Cradle to Cradle
Made safer or cruelty-free

Made safer or cruelty-free

Created without using hazardous chemicals or animal cruelty and testing.


  • Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
  • Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)
  • Leaping Bunny
  • Certified Vegan
  • GreenGuard
Responsibly produced

Responsibly produced

Ethically created to ensure the safest labor practices and the responsible management of natural resources.


  • Fairtrade
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Leather Working Group - Audited Tanneries
  • Good Cashmere Standard®
  • BSR HERproject
  • Nest
  • B Corp
  • Bluesign®
Bloomingdale’s Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability Tips

We believe fashion should be fun, but we take sustainability seriously. If you do too, there are simple ways you can help your favorite styles last longer and reduce your environmental impact.

Wear More, Wash Less

Denim is famous for its ability to be worn multiple times before requiring a wash, but other clothes can easily follow suit. If they’re not dirty, skip the wash and opt for steaming, ironing, or a quick spritz of water to help reset their shape. It’ll save on water and electricity while keeping your favorite pieces looking their best.

Wash on Cold and Line Dry

If something really needs to be laundered, use cold water instead of warm or hot, then hang it to dry or use your dryer on a low or medium heat setting. It will help reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your energy bill.

Filter Microfibers

Place synthetic fibers (like polyester and fleece) in a filter bag to minimize microfibers from entering the wash cycle and ending up in our waterways.

Reduce Reliance on Bleach and Fabric Softener

Because both agents can cause yellowing to your whites and break down fabric fibers over time, consider skipping them altogether. To restore softness to your clothing and linens, try eco-friendly wool dryer balls.

Bloomingdale’s Sustainable Services

With a range of available services at our stores—including jewelry and watch repair, cobbler concierge, and tailoring and alterations experts—we can help you extend the life of your favorite pieces. See the sustainable services available at a Bloomingdale’s store near you.