Find out why H&M truly is a Place of Possible; a place where your achievements are limited only by your own ambition, and why at H&M, our employees can move all the way from the sales floor to the boardroom. Our North American President Daniel Kulle sat down with Business of Fashion to let them in on a few of our secrets!
As one of the world’s largest fashion companies with more than 171,000 employees worldwide, H&M is an exciting and dynamic place to pursue a career within the fashion industry. Our business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way, and with our fast expansion we are always looking for new talents. We have a strong corporate culture based on core values that describe how we work. The most central value is our belief in people: All H&M employees get to take responsibility and everyone’s ideas are important.
H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB (operating as H&M) is a Swedish retail-clothing company, known for its trendy and fashionable clothing offerings for women, men, teenagers and children. The company was established in 1947 by Erling Persson in Västerås, Sweden. At the time it only sold women's clothing and was called Hennes, Swedish for "hers". In 1968, Persson acquired the premises and inventory of a Stockholm hunting-equipment store, Mauritz Widforss. Included in the inventory was a supply of men's clothing, prompting Persson to expand into menswear. Accordingly, he renamed the store Hennes & Mauritz, later abbreviated to H&M. H&M Group comprises of eight independent brands: H&M, COS, Cheap Monday, Monki, Weekday, & Other Stories, ARKET and Afound. We have over 4,700 stores operating across more than 69 markets worldwide.
We want to be at the forefront of both fashion and sustainability. Our employees play a key role and can contribute to more sustainable fashion, today and in the future. Our values also include teamwork and constant improvement; together we challenge ourselves to do things better and create an H&M that always exceeds customers’ expectations. – daha az