Seams To Fit

Retail Used Clothing and Furniture

Portland, Oregon

United States

www.seamstofit.com

About Seams to Fit

Seams to Fit is a consignment store offering quality women’s clothing and accessories as well as a separate space for home furnishings. They are dedicated to simple recycling, the passing on of things from one owner to the next. Clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry, furniture, art and other decorative items find new homes through our store.

Seams to Fit is a small family business. They care for our employees with good pay, flexible schedules, a generous benefits package and yearly profit sharing. They are a community oriented business. Their goods come from their community and they return to their community. They re-invest in their community with their local business purchases as well as their non-profit support.

Seams to Fit began in the imagination of its founder, envisioning a place where women could exchange clothes, swap stories and share their lives. A place where both the clothing brought in and the women who bring it are treated with care. A calm, safe place to enjoy their shopping experience.

When we first learned about B-Corp model, we realized that we shared many of these values as a natural expression of who we are as a family and as a company. Becoming a B-Corp has helped us to solidify many of our commitments to the environment, our workers and our community.

The Change We Seek®

Seams to Fit is a small local business with a single location. However, they believe that no matter how large or small, they can have a positive impact on the world. They believe that small steps toward the greater good are a simple way to have an impact. By treating everyone with respect they encourage that outlook to be passed along. By selling only pre-owned items, they honor the planet with sustainability. By supporting their workers, they honor their efforts in making Seams to Fit who they are. By sharing their success with their neighbors, they work toward a more unified community.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2016
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

26
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
113
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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