FASHION & RETAIL NEWS
OMG! According to the New York Times H&M cuts up and throws away unworn clothes that they can’t sell anymore. I know what your thinking. Who in their right mind would okay something like this.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
At the back entrance on 35th Street, awaiting trash haulers, were bags of garments that appear to have never been worn. And to make sure that they never would be worn or sold, someone had slashed most of them with box cutters or razors, a familiar sight outside H & M’s back door. The man and woman were there to salvage what had not been destroyed.
My mouth fell wide open as I was reading this article. As cold as it is, a clothing store has the audacity to throw out perfectly unworn clothes. Many people are asking why not just donate the clothes to charity? Unfortunately H&M has yet to respond to this question as well as the allegations. H&M is one of those stores that has tons of clothes and they receive new shipment on a daily basis. It truly boggles me that the company would deliberately do this, especially with so many families and homeless people who need clothes. Maybe they need to start an outlet store or do some buy one get one free sales oppose to destroying the clothes.
Check out this woman holding up the mutilated H&M shirt.
In my opinion there is no good reason that they could provide to why they are cutting up and throwing out these unworn items.This reminds me of a saying that extremely passionate lovers tell their companions right before they kill them, “If I can’t have you, no one will.”
For more on the story check out: NYT and NY Mag.
Let me know your thoughts!