How Fashion Icon Eileen Fisher Brought Mindfulness Into Business With Huge Success

Eileen Fisher sat down with ABC News' Dan Harris for his "10% Happier" podcast.

— -- Fashion icon Eileen Fisher weaves mindfulness and social consciousness not just into her personal life but throughout her multimillion-dollar clothing company.

“I’m the sort of tree hugger gal,” Fisher joked during an interview with ABC News’ Dan Harris for his podcast, “10% Happier.”

“I care more about the work itself, not just the product that we create but the whole of the work, from the way people work together the way we treat each other, the way we try to create an environment where people can grow, and also the way we treat the workers and the way we care about the planet,” she said.

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“It’s the kind of re-framing that needs to happen in the whole world of work,” Fisher continued. “I think that we can make a much bigger difference in the world through the workplace if we change our level of consciousness so that we can actually tap into the energy that everyone has and the positive energy rather than the negative.”

"Certain things are more expensive, like organic cotton cost 15 percent more, things like that, it does cost more. but the loyalty I think that the customers bring, and you know, they might look at a garment and think they want it and they look at it and they think, 'Oh, that's kind of expensive. Oh, it's organic.' I can justify that," Fisher said. "That's something meaningful."

Fisher brings that same sort of mindfulness home with her too. She said she starts every day with meditating for about 10 to 30 minutes.

“Even after years of meditating I still wake up every morning feeling crazy,” she said. “And I have to sit up and meditate or my mind will get the better of me.”

With the loving-kindness practice, Fisher said she feels like she can be more welcoming to others.

"I can feel sort of energetically that I’m more able to be warmer with people," she said. "It’s like you trick your mind.”