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Earth Month at Our Center

April is Earth Month at Fashion Outlets of Chicago! Go green and check out our special events, shop with our sustainable retail partners, join our reusable bag pledge, and more.

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You Pledge. We Plant.

This Earth Month, we are asking you to pledge to always use a reusable shopping bag. Macerich shopping centers have partnered with One Tree Planted this April to fund reforestation and urban shade projects across the United States for every pledge made. We can do this together! Text “IPLEDGEYOUPLANT” to 847.957.4600 to support, or message us via the chat link below.*

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About One Tree Planted

Our Earth Month partner, One Tree Planted, is a nonprofit devoted to planting trees in both open spaces and urban areas. They also do educational outreach to teach communities about the importance of trees and motivate the next generation to do something positive for the environment. Trees are such an essential part of restoring nature and biodiversity, so help us help One Tree Planted plant more of them!

Retailer Offers and Details

Did you know that many of your favorite shopping destinations here at Fashion Outlets of Chicago are working toward a more sustainable future? Check out what they're doing:


Abercrombie Kids

Take advantage of Abercrombie & Fitch’s partnership with thredUp, the world’s largest fashion resale marketplace.  Send in your gently used women’s & children’s items to be re-commerced and earn gift cards for use at A&F, Abercrombie kids, Hollister and Gilly Hicks.


Shop the Real Good label on Aerie apparel and know that these products are the most sustainable items including swimsuits, bras and underwear with materials made from recycled polyester, recycled nylon fabric or sustainably sourced cotton. Donate your gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories through AE’s partnership with Give Back Box.


Shop the Aero Impact collection of ultra-comfortable jeans, tees & more responsibly made with organic cotton, recycled cotton, and/or recycled polyester made from plastic bottles.


ALDO is the first fashion footwear and fashion accessories company in the world to be certified climate neutral! Shop the ALDO Love Planet and CleanStep™ collections of sustainable shoes and accessories.  No plastic bags here, ALDO redesigned their shoe boxes with handles to give plastic bags the slip. Use that new box to send your used shoes and clothing through The Give Back Box. Print a free label here:


With incremental changes for right now, and larger goals for the future, AllSaints' sustainability efforts are always growing. They recognize they have a responsibility towards our planet and the people involved in making their clothes, so they’ve developed a new uniform using recycled yarns, responsible wools, vegetable-tanned leathers, and innovative water-saving techniques.

American Eagle Outfitters

Shop the Real Good label, including 95% of AE jeans, and know that these products are the most sustainable items in the AEO collection and are manufactured in compliance with AEO’s Water Leadership Program. Donate your gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories through AE’s partnership with Give Back Box.

Armani Brands

A member of the Global Fashion Pact, a group of 250 leading brands and companies in the fashion and textile industries committed to transforming the industry.  Armani is commited to the selection of sustainable raw materials through the increasing use of recycled and organic materials.


64% of recent collections contain sustainable materials, including organic and recycled cotton, recycled polyester and nylon, amongst others.

Banana Republic

Shop BR Vintage Drops, giving new life to hand-selected pieces from the 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000’s! Make room in your closet by bringing in your gently used items to the store through a partnership with ThredUp.

Bath & Body Works

Named to Newsweek list of America’s Greenest Companies for their commitment to being good stewards of the environment, pledging to focus efforts on sustainable practices for the planet and future generations.



Has an industry-leading ambition to be first luxury fashion brand to be climate positive by 2040. Refresh services for trench, cashmere and leather goods enable customers to enjoy their bags, cashmere scarfs and trench coats for longer.


The carter’s LITTLE PLANET® brand uses primarily Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton and recycled packaging, and is made for growing little ones. Recycle non-donatable clothing through KIDCYCLE and earn carter’s Rewarding Moments points.


Chicos is prioritizing introducing fabrics made with more mindfully produced and sustainably sourced raw materials into their designs! In 2022 they introduced 36 new Mindful Fabrics for a total of 98 Mindful Fabrics in their collections.


Introducing Coach (Re)Loved, a circular ecosystem for refurbishing, reimagining, and recycling pre-loved and damaged Coach products. Coach (Re)Loved harnesses the passion and imagination of our designers and craftspeople to give our products a second life, spanning four unique programs: Upcrafted, Remade, Restored, and Vintage. The good news is that buying a Coach (Re)Loved product can reduce an item’s carbon footprint by 76% compared to buying a new one.* And, through Coach (Re)Loved Exchange, you can trade in your eligible pre-loved Coach items for a credit so that the cycle can continue for generations more.


By 2026, Express aims to conserve 50 million gallons of water, sustainably source 20% of fabrics, and have 75% of their denim made with conscious materials.

Famous Footwear

Shop Eco-Conscious shoes and accessories marked with a leaf from Adidas, Nike, Birkenstock, Teva, Dr.Scholl’s, Blowfish, and more! Need a gift? Pick up a compostable paper gift card that breaks down faster than plastic! Drop off your gently used shoes to be donated to Soles4Souls.

Forever 21

Stock up with better for the earth Organically Grown Cotton Basic tees and tanks for the whole family.


Send your used Gap merchandise to thredUp and earn credit to be used for a future Gap purchase.  Gap Inc. is a member of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, the Global Fashion Pact, and Ellen MacArthur Make Fashion Circular organizations dedicated to revolutionizing the fashion industry.

GUESS – One Tree Planted Supporter

GUESS Eco denim contains at least 20% environmentally preferred materials and uses production methods with reduced environmental impact. GUESS Eco non-denim products contain 20% -100% environmentally preferred materials that are recycled, organic and innovative. In partnership with One Tree Planted, GUESS planted 5,415 trees in 2023 on behalf of all North American corporate and retail employees.
GUESS Partners with Social Enterprise Homeboy Industries and Debrand Services for an In-Store Recycling Project. Bring back 5+ items of unwanted clothing from your wardrobe and receive 15% off. See store for offer details. Your items will be upcycled, refurbished, or recycled.


The future of fashion is circular when you clean out your closet and earn a 10% Hollister credit through their partnership with ThredUp.

J. Crew

J. Crew is re-imagining its fabrics and processes with the Re-imagined collection —from using organically grown cotton to partnering with mills and factories that are environmentally responsible and Fair Trade Certified™—to make them better for the planet and the people who produce them.

L’Occitane – One Tree Planted Supporter

Check out the newly available refill stations in-store. Buy or bring in a L’Occitane Forever bottle. Your beauty advisor will disinfect and fill the bottle. Then, check out, and you are done! Recycle other packages through their partnership with Terracycle. The Fondation L’Occitane is a proud partner of One Tree Planted.


Trade in your Levi’s jeans and Trucker Jackets in good condition through the Levi’s Secondhand program and receive store credit for usable items (unwearable items may be donated).  Shop the new sustainable line, WellThread™, designed with recycled materials.

Michael Kors 

Discover Kors Loves styles crafted from at least 50% environmentally preferred materials, such as recycled fibers and organic fabrics, or made with leather from certified tanneries meeting the highest standards from the Leather Working Group. Check out the resale marketplace to sell your gently used Michael Kors bags!


When your shoes can't handle another mile, trip up the court, or cut across the field, Nike wants them back. Recycle athletic shoes at the end of their life, giving them a new life. Just drop your used shoes at a participating Nike retail store. All brands of athletic sneakers are accepted, but sandals, dress shoes, boots, or shoes with metal (like cleats or spikes) are not.


Help Nordstrom recycle 100 tons of beauty packaging by 2025! You can recycle beauty product packaging in-store by dropping your empty personal care bottles, tubes, caps, dispensers, tubs, and more in the BEAUTYCYCLE collection bins.


Pandora is committed to leadership in sustainability and will use only recycled silver and gold in its jewelry by 2025 and halve greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 2030.

Ralph Lauren

Shop Purple Label Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) Certified Gold items! Part of a yearslong project to create equally sustainable and luxurious Purple Label and Collection pieces, the debut cashmere crewneck (available in five colors for men and seven for women) is the first in a new series of products certified by Cradle to Cradle®, the world’s leading organization for assessing sustainable manufacturing.

Sunglass Hut

Shop sustainable styles from Emporio Armani, Burberry, Arnette, and Ray-Ban! Each brand has sunglasses that feature materials like plant-based BiO-Matter®, bio-acetate, and/or bio-based lenses.


Committed to sustainability since 1895 when Daniel Swarovski established a crystal cutting factory using hydroelectricity. They plan to feature at least one sustainably minded collection each year!

Under Armour

Under Armour has developed a new testing methodology to help fight fiber shedding at its source and support progress toward the company’s sustainability goal for 75% of fabrics in its products to be made of low-shed materials by 2030. As fabric and textiles are produced, worn, and cleaned, they naturally shed fibers. These fiber fragments, also known as microplastics, can enter the air, waterways, and food chains. In high concentrations, they are believed to pollute the environment, disrupt ecosystems, and pose health risks to humans and animals when inhaled through the air or ingested via food and drinking water.

Vera Bradley

Shop bags made with recycled cotton or ReActive material made from at least 50% recycled plastic bottles.

White House Black Market

WHBM’s parent company, Chicos FAS, is making it a priority to introduce fabrics made with more mindfully produced and sustainably sourced raw materials into their designs! In 2022 they introduced 36 new Mindful Fabrics for a total of 98 Mindful Fabrics in their collections.

*April 1-30, 2024. Standard text message rates apply. Maximum donation of $150,000 from Macerich Shopping Centers will be made to One Tree Planted (Tax ID #46-4664562) to be used for reforestation and urban shade projects in the United States. Shopper need not make donation. Participation is not tax deductible.
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