Stitch Fix

California
Consumer Durables and Apparel, Retailing

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Stitch Fix is a personal styling service headquartered in San Francisco. Stitch Fix does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination, and the company terminated its advertising on Laura Ingram's Fox News show after she criticized gun control activist David Hogg in 2018. Stitch Fix has publicly opposed state-level abortion and election security laws, and the company has funded the BLM organization. For these reasons, Stitch Fix earns a High Risk rating.

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Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

In 2018, Stitch Fix pulled its advertisements from Laura Ingram’s Fox News show after she criticized gun control activist David Hogg (1).

Criteria

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.

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N/A
Rationale

Stitch Fix does not publish charitable giving guidelines.

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Stitch Fix does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

In 2021, Stitch Fix publicly denounced an anti-abortion state law in Texas (1). Stitch Fix has joined the Civic Alliance, which opposes election security measures (2).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Stitch Fix donated $100,000 to the Black Lives Matter organization in 2020 (1). Stitch Fix also directly matches donations to the BLM Global Network Foundation (2). After the proposal of an anti-abortion state law in Texas, Stitch Fix began donating to a local “Practical Support Organization,” presumably to aid Texas women seeking abortions out of state.

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

Stitch Fix does not operate a PAC at this time (1)(2).

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February 18, 2024

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