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Spoonflower Statement on HB2
As one of North Carolina’s fastest growing companies, Spoonflower considers equality to be a core value to its own business and, more broadly, to a climate that fosters growth and economic development in our state.
Defying the interests of North Carolina’s business community, our state legislature passed a bill, #HB2, on Wednesday March 23rd that opens the door to discriminatory practices against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, bans local governments from passing their own non-discrimination policies, and makes our beloved state look bigoted in the eyes of the rest of the world.
As an eight-year old startup that has grown from the kitchen tables of its two co-founders into an international business with over 150 employees, Spoonflower’s success depends on the talent and contributions of all its team members, including those who are part of the LGBT community. We value and protect the diversity of our workplace, which is what makes us strong, creates a positive and productive work environment, and draws new customers to our brand.
HB2, and the sentiment behind it, makes it harder for Spoonflower and other technology companies to lure talent and capital to our state, and reflects a misplaced set of priorities on the part of North Carolina’s governor and the lawmakers who voted for the bill. The North Carolina we know and love is not a place where prejudice is sanctioned. The mission of our governor and legislature should be to craft policies that make our state stronger, more inclusive, and more competitive.
So to our LGBT friends in North Carolina and across the world, we want you to know that we stand with you. #WeAreNotThis.