Born in 1934, to a poor family in war time Italy, He went on to become one the biggest names in High End Fashion.
However luxurious and expensive Armani gear is behind the label is a man who is a passionate humanitarian. He became
a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for refugees,by promoting the organisations work and helping with funding, he also strives to highlight the suffering of others to the public.
In 1995 his eco project
that developed the process of recycling denim was revolutionary at the time, but followed on with armani jeans made from new fabrics using 60% recycled wool and recycled cross dyed cotton, hemp was introduced and also an eco washing polyester made from plastic
Armani has also worked with Fair Trade on cotton projects in Peru and Bolivia.
(Ethical Fashion Forum 2008).
Here is an example of the company's website transparency and social responsibilty
''The Armani Group is well aware of its obligations to deliver a more committed and concrete approach to Social Responsibility and has, for many years now, been putting in place a virtuous process for developing projects aligned to the
most important international principles concerning environmental, social and economic sustainability. In this regard, the company places special attention on consumer protection and the impact on the environment and, by implementing projects targeted at supporting
its business, intends to involve all its corporate stakeholders and product supply chain.By working closely with its suppliers over the last ten years, Giorgio Armani has created undisputable added value which has resulted in the brand gaining a reputation
of high prestige and reliability on the international arena.''
The Armani Group has focused its attention on the products it launches on the market in terms of consumer safety protection and the impact on the environment of its production not by simply
restricting itself to the requirements imposed by EU legislation but in compliance with the most stringent international limits.
''.........its commitment to Zero Discharge 2020, the Group has set up a Product Safety Control System which guarantees
a continuous and methodical control process using specific testing programs on chemical substances in the finished product. This is performed in full respect of the most restrictive international regulations and controls adopting updated technical analyses
with the support of avant-garde laboratories which assure the continuous updating of the regulations....''
(Armani.com - Dec 10th 2015)