Friday, January 08, 2010

H and M and Wal-Mart Trash Their Unsold Clothes



I don't know about you, but this really got me fired up! Instead of doing a sample sale, deeply discounting the items, or even giving them away to charity, Wal-mart and H&M have been destroying unsold clothes and throwing them away. The New York Times wrote that a graduate student discovered this outside an H&M on 35th Street, saying "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." Check out the full story on the H&M and Wal-Mart clothes destroying here.






[photo: NYTimes.com]

2 comments:

washinjc said...

Wow how sad...SO many ppl need clothing & these companies are just throwing it a way...they should be ashamed. SMH

Blackfridaybuying said...

They need someone to show them how to turn trash into good media PR. They would reap a far greater return on their investment if they had a rotating list of charities they donated their cast offs to. Even sending them to disaster relief funds would be better than making them unwearable and land-filling them.