http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/h … ds-562909/ is a pretty wasteful story and very disheartening.
"Wal-Mart spokeswoman, Melissa Hill, acted surprised that these items were found, claiming they typically donate all unworn merchandise to charity."
riiiight. if Wal-Mart employees are destroying these garments and putting them into the trash, that directive is coming from somewhere. shame, shame...
that is very disturbing. why would they do that?? bad news for both companies. I avoid walmart anyway and don't have an H & M near me. thanks for sharing the link.
oh maybe because they dont want to saturate the market with it and so prices will go down???,
but there are lots of other needy children who needs clothes too, hmmm, disturbing really as Ms Rebekehelle said
disturbing because walmart prides itself on being a family store with the best prices and yet throws out clothing and destroys it?
That is very disheartening. Why the waste? It is completely uncalled for.
Donating the items would give them just as big of a tax write off and tossing them.
Paul- I can't believe you put this story on here! I read this and thought it was so interesting, I put it on my blog too
Its so wasteful and inconsiderate. They had to have known that people who can't afford to buy clothing or kids in orphanages could have really utilized the new clothes! Its really really sad.
I'm actually doing an H&M boycott!
I just read this in NYT. response from H & M, Walmart.
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/ … c_ev=click
Retail stores have been doing this for a long time. I worked in retail management for 20 years (1970's & 80's) and it was the normal course of operations. The manufacturers required it. Typically however a responsible store would make the damage somewhere that would keep it from being sold as seconds but still be usable and would donate it to shelters around the city in which they were located.
mmmm..... I defend Wal-Mart because of my friendship with one of them but I was not aware of this at all that is shameful. It certainly could be a discussion the next time I talk to them.
Omg I hate Wal-mart. They need to stop employing 'child workers' in asian countries.
They allow their manufacturing workers to work like 24 straight hours and they dont do anything about these things. Have you seen how these people live and are treated?
Its disgusting, and if you really saw the conditions, you'd never want to go to walmart again.
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