H&M tosses their unworn clothes out with the garbage

January 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

Everyone loves to shop at H&M, but instead of going in the front door, a few people have been heading to the trash bins outside the back door.

Turns out H&M discards their out of season, unworn clothes instead of donating them to the needy. And to be sure that they are not worn or used by anyone, they slash them with box cutters! How sad and wasteful!

A passerby who often walks down 35th St. stated that it is more common to find destroyed clothing in the H & M trash. On Dec. 7, during an early cold snap, she said, she saw about 20 bags filled with H & M clothing that had been cut up.

“Gloves with the fingers cut off, ”she said, reciting the inventory of ruined items. “Warm socks. Cute patent leather Mary Jane school shoes, maybe for fourth graders, with the instep cut up with a scissor. Men’s jackets, slashed across the body and the arms. The puffy fiber fill was coming out in big white cotton balls.” The jackets were tagged $59, $79 and $129.

This week, a manager in the H & M store on 34th Street said inquiries about its disposal practices had to be made to its United States headquarters. H & M has an executive in charge of corporate responsibility who leads the company’s sustainability efforts.

This is so NOT the idea behind going GREEN! I can’t believe H & M waste clothes like this! This might make you think twice about shopping there.

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