Karen Kane

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

March 2020

Industry

Apparel

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United States

Three months after getting married, Karen and her husband, Lonnie, decided to start their own company. Driven by a passion to do things differently, they started small: their home garage was also their first office, studio, and warehouse all rolled into one. The vision was simple: clothing with an incredible fit and feeling, crafted from the best fabrics and techniques available. Their idea caught on; and in the years since, their family and company have grown. What was once a husband-and-wife team is now a full family affair: Lonnie and Karen’s two sons, Michael and Robert recently joined the brand. With their arrival, the brand has renewed its promise for constant innovation with improved sustainability, increased recycling, and state-of-the-art fabrications. Like all great things, Karen’s original vision has evolved and changed with time, but her initial promise has never wavered.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Karen Kane earned an overall score of 85.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
85.3
85.3 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.9

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.6
Ethics & Transparency3.2
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 19.9

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security3.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.9
Career Development3.3
Engagement & Satisfaction5.1

Community 24.8

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion6.7
Economic Impact5.0
Civic Engagement & Giving4.0
Supply Chain Management9.0

Environment 22.4

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management2.9
Air & Climate4.0
Water2.4
Land & Life6.0
+ Resource Conservation0.6
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation5.2

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 3.1

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.1


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score85.3

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