The Company Contrast – Levi Strauss

Each week 2ndVote takes a look at a popular company that scores poorly on the 2ndVote scoring system, and then provides some better alternatives for you to easily align your shopping dollars with your values. This series is called The Company Contrast, and the company we will be focusing on this week is Levi Strauss (1 – Liberal).

Levi Strauss produces denim products and owns Denizen, Dockers, and Levi’s. Even though Levi Strauss is one of the more recognizable jean brands in America, buying their products undermines your values based on their continual contributions to the liberal leftist movement.

Levi Strauss scores a 1 on 2ndVote’s scoring system because of their contributions to organizations such as the American Civil Liberty Union, Planned Parenthood, Ceres Company Network, and many more leftist organizations. To see all of the reasons Levi Strauss scores so poorly, you can click on their company score page here.

Fortunately, when you need to buy some jeans, but don’t want to sacrifice your conservative values, there are better alternatives out there. J. Crew (2.1 – Lean Liberal) and Lands’ End (3 – Neutral) both offer great options to go shopping without sacrificing your values. These companies’ neutral stance on issues and commitment to reliable and affordable clothes is why 2ndVote has deemed them better alternatives to Levi Strauss.