Giving Back: AEO Better World Community Day 2016

This year marks American Eagle Outfitters’ fourth annual AEO Better World Community Day. On Thursday, June 9th, more than 1,000 associates from our corporate offices in Pittsburgh, New York City, San Francisco, China, Hong Kong and Mexico volunteered their time to over 30 different community organizations worldwide. We visited everywhere from the Pittsburgh Zoo to local food kitchens to nature preserves. Check out the below images from our day of volunteer work across the world.

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Every year, we work hard to make this day of giving better and bigger, so that we can make a huge impact in helping lives and saving the planet globally. Many of our Community Day projects are grantees of the AEO Foundation. All of the organizations we volunteered with received a monetary donation from AEO as well.

Tell us how you are giving back to your community in the comments below. 

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Love is Love: World Pride 2016

Pittsburgh, Toronto, New York City and San Francisco are not only some of the greatest cities in the world – they also happen to be just a few of the many cities that support a cause that is near and dear to our hearts…Love.

For the fourth year, American Eagle Outfitters is proud to be a supporter of Pittsburgh Pride taking place on the streets of downtown close to our Headquarters on June 12th. And there are many events taking place all over the globe this month! On June 26th, New York City and San Francisco will be hosting their annual themed March and Pride Parade, respectively. We wanted to support the cause too!  So we designed limited edition “Love is Love” t-shirts, underwear and temporary tattoos that will be sold in select stores and online!  To help ensure that these events continue to take place all over the globe, 100% of sales will be donated to InterPride. Read on to learn more about InterPride, what they stand for and the amazing work that they do. 

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Shop the Collection Now: My Bae Is Gay Soft & Sexy T-Shirt, Pride Vibes Graphic T-Shirt, Love Is Love Soft & Sexy T-Shirt, Love Is Love Graphic T-Shirt, #Equal Graphic T-Shirt

InterPride is the international organization that ties Pride together globally.  Members of their organization are dedicated volunteers who organize and work to put on Pride events all over the world.  InterPride’s vision is a world where there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all.  InterPride’s Mission is to increase the capacity of their network of LGBTI Pride organizations around the world to raise awareness of cultural, social and legal inequality, and to effect positive change through education, collaboration, advocacy and outreach. InterPride acts as a source of education and a stepping-stone to elevating community interaction for PRIDE events worldwide.  They promote Pride on an international level and increase networking opportunities and communication among Pride Organizations. Learn more at interpride.org.

If you are going to one of these events or live close by, check out the following United States and Canada stores that are selling the shirts: Phoenix, Miami, Salt Lake City, Ala Moana, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, NYC, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Toronto, San Diego, Vancouver, Montreal and Atlanta.

Going to a Pride event? Tell us where in the comments below.

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Earth Day: Buy One, Get One…Tree!

This Earth Day, buy one get one… tree!

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and AEO are partnering this Earth Day to make an even bigger impact on our planet’s well-being. Beginning April 15, AEO will donate a tree with help from SCA, for every pair of AEO Denim X and Flex Shorts purchased (up to 100,000 trees). This initiative will continue until Earth Day on April 22.

Through the simple act of purchasing a pair of shorts, you will be doing your part to help our planet. Wondering what 100K trees can do to help the Earth? We’ve got that covered. Read on to learn about the many environmental benefits trees provide to our planet & the impact 100,000 new trees can have:

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More Fun Facts:

  • 100K trees are enough to create a 1.3 square mile of dense forest or one the size of Central Park in NYC!
  • A large tree can give off as much as 100 gallons of water into the air per day. This has a cooling effect roughly equivalent to 10 single-room-sized air conditioning units operating 20 hours per day.
  • The annual energy cost reduction of a tree is $50.
  • Cities are constantly in need of new trees to plant. The average tree in an urban area has a life expectancy of eight years.
  • The bark of one single tree can provide a home for hundreds of living things, including close to 300 species of insects and 350 varieties of lichens. These plants and bugs then provide food for numerous birds and small mammals.
  • Planting trees remains one of the cheapest, most effective means of drawing excess CO2 from the atmosphere.

This Earth Day, do your part to make our planet a greener place! It’s as simple as buying yourself an awesome new pair of AEO Shorts. If you’re looking to take it one step further, click here to learn about upcoming SCA events in your area and how you can participate.

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Introducing… #AerieMAN

Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man, whatta mighty mighty good #AerieMAN.

…curious? Our latest campaign is all about spreading the body-positive, self-loving vibes of the #AerieREAL campaign to a bigger audience. ‘Cause when we say, “The real you is sexy,” we mean ALL of you. Even the dudes. So, without further ado… meet the guys who inspired it all.

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including the best men's underwear like cotton briefs and performance boxers.

MEET KELVIN: Kelvin is a body-positive style blogger, a lover of bubble baths and, as it turns out, a master of the butt selfie.

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including your guy's favorite cotton briefs, polyester boxers and trunks and performance underwear.

MEET DOUG: Doug is a free spirit who lives by the motto “pants off, zen on.” Basically, he’s FLEXY and he knows it.

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including your guy's favorite slim fit boxers, athletic briefs and trunks and cotton underwear now.

MEET MATT: What defines a man? According to Matt, it all comes down to his character. (And according to us, those abs don’t hurt, either.)

Introducing... #AerieMAN. The real you is sexy. Check out the full range of #AerieMAN Men's Underwear now at American Eagle, including your guy's favorite cotton boxers, polyester briefs and trunks and athletic underwear.

MEET DEVON: If the mark of a man is his ability to let go and dance like nobody’s watching, then let’s just say that Devon is truly the whole…ahem…package.

Want to let loose in your own pair of men’s underwear? Then check out the full collection now, including everything from his favorite the most comfortable cotton boxers to athletic fit performance briefs.

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#WorldWaterDay: AEO x Project 24

One in every 10 people globally lack access to clean water, with 1 in every 4 using a drinking water source with fecal contamination. It’s time we change this!

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This World Water Day, March 22, American Eagle Outfitters has made a commitment to help lower these staggering statistics by joining forces with Planet Water Foundation  for Project 24.  Today, Project 24 is building 24 water filtration systems in 24 hours, bringing clean water to 24,000 people across 5 countries including Cambodia, Colombia, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  This exciting initiative is designed to give underdeveloped communities access to drinking water, while raising support and awareness around the terrible issues of water poverty suffered by so many people throughout the world.

AEO is supporting this program by sponsoring a clean water filtration system in Indonesia where we have a presence.  Specifically, our aqua tower will be built on Lombok Island, Indonesia, and we will be partnered with the Cakranegara School located in the village of Sayang Sayang.

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AEO is sponsoring this program, because clean water brings hope, health, and opportunity.  Each year, 443 million school days are lost due to water-related illness, and children often don’t go to school, because they spend 2-3 hours each day gathering water for their families.  We are proud to help bring clean water to 24,000 individuals in 24 hours in partnership with the Planet Water Foundation through this project during World Water Day.  You can donate or follow along the journey by visiting Planet Water Foundation at www.planet-water.org.

 

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Men’s Summer Looks featuring shorts with Brothers and Craft

Warmer weather means shorter #AEOSTYLE and this season, we’re all about finding the perfect fit to make this summer your best one yet. Whether you’re into denim cutoffs or flat front styles, our friends from Brothers and Craft put together outfits to showcase how versatile our shorts can be. Check out their looks below and get ready for summer.

Show us how you wear our Men’s Shorts with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery.

Men's Summer Looks featuring shorts with Brothers and Craft
Men's Summer Looks featuring shorts with Brothers and Craft
Men's Summer Looks featuring shorts with Brothers and Craft
Men's Summer Looks featuring shorts with Brothers and Craft
Men's Summer Looks featuring shorts with Brothers and Craft
Men's Summer Looks featuring shorts with Brothers and Craft

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