20 Jan Company Contrast: Carhartt
Each week 2ndVote evaluates popular companies that either score well or score poorly and then try to provide alternatives that either better align with the 2ndVote values or should be avoided to the best of your ability. This series is called The Company Contrast, and the company we will be focusing on this week is Carhartt (2.10).
The blue-collar clothier was first founded in 1889 and is still family owned. We had previously had them scored at 3.0 – an indication that they were quite silent on all six issues that we address. That changed yesterday when the company confirmed they sent a message to all employees declaring the Supreme Court may have canceled the federal mandate but they will be continuing it. “We continue to believe vaccines are necessary to ensure a safe working environment for every associate and even perhaps their households.” Their households? Does this company plan to enforce vaccine mandates on employees’ spouses and children and other live-in relatives? One would think a company almost entirely targeting blue-collar workers would be more American-values driven.
You may have noticed the hashtag #BoycottCarhartt trending (currently number 9 in the US as of publication of this article). We at 2ndVote propose an alternative to just boycotting a company for their bad behavior. We try to provide a better alternative that supports your values. According to the Daily Wire, the conservative broadcast Human Events Daily is now offering free on-air ads for “any Carhartt competitors.”
Of course, there are many alternatives to buying Carhartt products and funding organizations that hate our basic freedoms. We recommend Duluth Trading Company (3.41) or Dickies (2.83). These companies represent the American working class, with Dickies clothing workers since 1922, and Duluth Trading since 1989. You’ll find the left complaining about Duluth’s “antiquated notions about masculinity” (actually promoting the idea that men are hard working tough guys must be so offensive to the weak). Duluth also contributed $1.5M to the construction of a trade school. Dickies stands by the working class with programs like their United By Good Work Campaign and a logical approach to environmental conservancy. Both brands offer a variety of items that are all as good or better than Carhartt.
By way of information, we also discovered Carhartt’s contributions to the NAACP (violating elements of all six 2ndVote issues) and support of multiple Pride Month/LGBTQ initiatives. This results in their score dropping from 3.00 to 2.10. Please take a moment to contact Carharrt directly via our website to demand they adhere to American values and drop their employee vaccine mandate.