DATA

THE PROS:

Nasty Gal sells some vintage, vegan, and deadstock material clothing.

 

THE CONS:

Nasty Gal does not publicly share information about the social operations of their supply chains.

Nasty Gal doesn’t communicate anything about their suppliers or environmental policies.

Nasty Gal has no social or environmental goals.

 

/ Nasty Gal has 2 stores but they sell mostly online.

/ Racked and Inc. both estimate that the brand’s annual sales in 2014 were around $100 million.

/ We don’t have information on the number of suppliers, number of employees in supply chain, annual revenue, lead times, number of garments produced, number of collections, how long products are designed to last.

/ We don’t have information about Nasty Gal’s suppliers. They do note that some of their products are made in the USA in the product description. However, the rest of the brand’s products are listed as imported.

/ It is unclear if Nasty Gal can trace their entire supply chain.

/ The brand does not communicate anything about the impact of their supply chain or what they are trying to do to improve it.

/ There is no information publicly available about the social operations of their supply chain.

/ In 2014, Ecouterre reported that according to the U.S. Department of Labor there were widespread labor violations by garment businesses in LA regarding unpaid wages. Those factories supplied to Nasty Gal, as well as JCPenney, Macy’s, and Nordstrom.

 

/ Nasty Gal sells vintage clothing.

/ The Nasty Gal After Party collection is made from deadstock materials.

/ Some the brand’s products are vegan friendly.

/ We don’t have information about whether the brand: has policies to protect animal welfare, policies to ensure responsible sourcing of down, policies against the use of angora, uses renewable energy at any stage of their supply chain, has measured their carbon footprint, has measured the use of water or have policies to reduce water use, has policies to limit the use of hazardous chemicals, has policies to reduce pollution, has a sustainable packaging policy.

/ Nasty Gal has no social or environmental goals.

 

/ The GIRLBOSS Foundation offers grants to female creatives specializing in design, fashion, music, and the arts. The GIRLBOSS Foundation awards three to five grants per quarter, and each grant beneficiary receives project funding ranging from $500 to $15,000, as well as exposure through the GIRLBOSS and Nasty Gal websites and social media channels.

 

/ Nasty Gal does not communicate how much former CEO, Sophia Amoruso, made in the last financial year, however Forbes estimates that Amoruso’s net worth is $250 million.

/ In 2014, Racked reported that the brand had been criticized for unfair layoffs, including the layoff of two pregnant women, and an overall “terrible” work environment.

/ In 2015, the New York Times reported that one employee is suing Nasty Gal alleging that pregnant employees were discriminated against and that the brand terminates pregnant employees rather than extending leave and reinstating the employee.

/ In 2015, Jezebel reported that CEO Sheree Waterson forced a series of layoffs and “reorganizations” that led many more employees to quit—about 30 people in 2014 alone, by one source’s estimate—many of them in a two-month period.

/ Glass Door reviews give Nasty Gal an overall review rating of 2.2 stars out of 5.

/ Nasty Gal sells some vintage, vegan, and deadstock material clothing.

/ Nasty Gal does not communicate that they are investing in sustainability related innovations.

VOICES

EMILY TESS KATZ | HUFFINGTON POST

This #Girlboss author was once a self-proclaimed anarchist. Now she employs over 350 people at her own company. – 9/30/2015

 

 


LAUREN SHERMAN | RACKED

Those who have left the company aren’t so sure, citing the low quality of Nasty Gal-produced items. “People were buying things because of how great they looked online, but when they received them in the mail, they were disenchanted,” said the former employee. – 4/7/2015

 

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