Lee is an American denim brand owned by Kontoor Brands. The mother company offers a little peek into its operations by providing a factory list and some other sustainability information on its website, but it is far from sufficient.
Lee doesn’t offer any relevant information about its operations. When this happens there are several risks you take as a consumer. For example, the climate impact of that particular brand or product can be much higher compared to industry peers. The company might use certain harmful chemicals or there might be animals or humans harmed in the manufacturing process of the product. For these reasons, we believe that you should be aware of how products are produced and how a company as a whole operates in regard to our pillars. When a brand hides information, you are at risk of supporting some or more of the harmful conditions mentioned above.