Madewell is a clothing store headquartered in Virginia. Madewell is owned by J. Crew Group. Madewell does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination, though the company has not publicly terminated business ties due to political or religious differences. However, Madewell has publicly advocated for looser abortion laws and implemented mandatory diversity trainings for its employees. J. Crew Group partners with the Black Lives Matter organization and the ACLU, and Madewell itself donates to Black Lives Matter, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Network of Abortion Funds. For these reasons, Madewell earns a High Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
J. Crew Group, parent company of Madewell, received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means the company pledges to vet its vendors for LGBTQ policies and advocate for LGBTQ communities and policies. However, Madewell has not publicly terminated business relationships due to political or religious differences.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Madewell does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Madewell does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
In addition to J. Crew’s partnership with Black Lives Matter and the ACLU, Madewell made a donation of $750,000 to the Black Lives Matter organization in 2020 (1)(2). Madewell also donates to the Human Rights Campaign through its charitable giving program (3). Madewell donates 100 percent of the proceeds from select clothing items to the National Network of Abortion Funds (4).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Neither J. Crew Group nor Madewell has a PAC.
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March 23, 2023
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