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H&M and Wal-Mart Destroy Clothes

  1. Paul Edmondson profile image
    Paul Edmondsonposted 8 years ago

    http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/h … ds-562909/ is a pretty wasteful story and very disheartening.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "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...

  2. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    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.

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    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

    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      disturbing because walmart prides itself on being a family store with the best prices and yet throws out clothing and destroys it?

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
        prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        oh, they sure dont want to give it either to the poor and donate also because then the prices will be affected? I cant understand it, but thanks Ms. Rebekkah

  4. Ivorwen profile image76
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    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.

  5. yenajeon profile image82
    yenajeonposted 8 years ago

    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 smile

    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!

  6. Anath profile image78
    Anathposted 8 years ago

    Its so sad!

  7. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I just read this in NYT.  response from H & M, Walmart.

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/ … c_ev=click

  8. The Rope profile image57
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    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.

  9. AEvans profile image80
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    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. smile

  10. yenajeon profile image82
    yenajeonposted 8 years ago

    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.