Wednesday, January 6, 2010

H&M cutting more than just its prices

Did anyone else see this disappointing story in the New York Times today about H&M?

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. ... Were the clothes usually cut up before they were thrown out? “A veces,” she said in Spanish. Sometimes. ... It is winter. A third of the city is poor. And unworn clothing is being destroyed nightly.

Click for the full piece here.

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