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THE PROS:

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THE CONS:

Hollister does not communicate any brand-specific social or environmental supply chain practices.

In June 2013, the Clean Clothes Campaign released Breathless for Blue Jeans: Health hazards in China’s denim factories. The report revealed that sandblasting was still taking place in a number of factories hired by brands that had policies against the practice. Hollister was named as one of the brands that sourced from a number of the factories the organization investigated.

Abercrombie and Fitch, the parent company of Hollister, does not share a list of countries in which its suppliers are located.

/ Hollister is owned by A&F.

/ In March 2014, Sourcing Journal reported that due to a trend towards cheaper disposable clothing A&F planned to make Hollister more of a fast fashion brand.

/ A&F reports that as of January 2015, the brand operated 568 Hollister retail stores in the USA and internationally.

/ Hollister retails online.

/ In Fiscal 2014, Hollister reportedly made $1,9479,000 in net sales.

 

/ It is unclear if Abercrombie and Fitch, the parent company of Hollister, can trace its entire supply chain.

/ Abercrombie and Fitch does not share a list of countries in which its suppliers are located.

Abercrombie and Fitch, the parent company of Hollister does not share a public list of supplier names and addresses.

Abercrombie and Fitch does not report annually on sustainability practices and progress.

/ Abercrombie and Fitch, the parent company of Hollister states that it works with vendors in 28 countries, including the USA.

/ Hollister does not communicate any brand-specific social supply chain practices, for more information refer to the Abercrombie and Fitch page.

/ GoodGuide gave Hollister an overall score of 4.6 out of 10. The brand received 4.8 for the society category and the brand’s social policies, practices and performance place it among the worst 50% of companies rated by GoodGuide.

/ In June 2013, the Clean Clothes Campaign released Breathless for Blue Jeans: Health hazards in China’s denim factories. The report revealed that sandblasting was still taking place in a number of factories hired by brands that had policies against the practice. Hollister was named as one of the brands that sourced from a number of the factories the organization investigated.

 

/ Hollister does not communicate any brand-specific environmental supply chain practices, for more information refer to the Abercrombie and Fitch page.

/ GoodGuide gave Hollister an overall score of 4.6 out of 10. The brand received 4.4 for the environment category and the brand’s environmental policies, practices and performance place it among the worst 50% of companies rated by GoodGuide.

/ A&F report that its Hollister brand makes up the largest portion of A&F’s greenhouse gas emissions.

 

/ Hollister does not communicate any brand specific goals or targets.

/ A&F, Hollister’s parent company, communicates that they plan to keep the number of high risk factories below 10% of the total active factory base for 2013. We don’t have any updated information on this.

/ A&F, Hollister’s parent company, communicates that it plans to reduce GHG emissions for US operations by 8% from 2008 – 2018. We don’t have any updated information on this.

/ Hollister does not communicate any brand-specific community efforts, for a full list of Abercrombie and Fitch’s community work visit the Abercrombie and Fitch page.

 

/ We don’t have information on the leadership team at Hollister.

/ In June 2010, The Orange County Register reported that Hollister had copied the work of sports artist Robb Havassy and was featuring copies of his surfboards in the brand’s stores to access the surf industry market. Havassy took Hollister to court and a settlement was reached.

/ In January 2013, Huffpost Parents reported that a woman had been told that she was not permitted to breastfeed in front of a Hollister store in Texas due to store policy.

/ In September 2013, New York Daily News reported that a U.S. District Judge had ruled that A&F had violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired Hani Khan from its Hollister store in San Mateo, Calif., in 2010 for wearing a hijab.

/ In May 2013, The Colorado Independent reported that a Denver-based federal judge had ruled that the entrances to hundreds of Hollister stores nationwide violate the Americans With Disabilities Act.

/ In October 2011, The Huffington Post reported that a Hollister store in England was so dark that customers were getting lost.

/ Hollister does not communicate any brand-specific supply chain innovations. For a full list of Abercrombie and Fitch innovations visit the Abercrombie and Fitch page.

VOICES

 

DAVE EGGERS | THE NEW YORKER

“Abercrombie & Fitch told the Los Angeles Times that the company pulled the name Hollister out of thin air, so any connection between the brand and the town is coincidental. Even so, the company’s relationship with Hollister, California, population thirty-six thousand, has not exactly been one of benevolent indifference.” – 07/25/2015

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