Company Contrast: Hobby Lobby vs. Michael’s

Company Contrast: Hobby Lobby vs. Michael’s

Each week 2ndVote takes a look at popular companies that either score well or poorly and then tries to provide alternatives that either better align with 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 Hobby Lobby (3.90).

Hobby Lobby vs. Michael's


Hobby Lobby vs. Michael’s


With the autumn season upon us, let’s have a look at a place known for its plethora of options for fall decorations and ideas for crafting your own. Hobby Lobby is the largest privately-owned retailer for arts and crafts supplies, known for its stance on supporting life and condemning abortion. They are also a corporate sponsor of the Salvation Army, well-known support of life, and an openly Christian organization. Hobby Lobby also scores well in basic freedoms and education as they have donated to multiple Christian educational institutions.

In the retail sector of arts and crafts, there is also Michaels (2.40), the largest public company in the industry. Michael’s Companies, Inc. earned a score of 85 on the Corporate Equality Index from the HRC, which is the leading opponent to 1st Amendment Religious Liberty protections. They also partner with Boys & Girls Clubs which support Common Core educational standards.

So as the fall season approaches, be sure to get your festive on at Hobby Lobby and “leaf” Michael’s in the dust. Happy fall, y’all!