Via twitter, this article in the New York Times brought to my attention the shameful practice of H&M clothing store.

“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. The man and woman were there to salvage what had not been destroyed.”

The same article also mentioned Walmart as guilty of the same practice.

“A few doors down on 35th Street, hundreds of garments tagged for sale in Wal-Mart — hoodies and T-shirts and pants — were discovered in trash bags the week before Christmas, apparently dumped by a contractor for Wal-Mart that has space on the block. Each piece of clothing had holes punched through it by a machine.”

I am utterly disgusted by this.


2 Responses to “Boycott”

  1. 1 Mamabeek
    January 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Ugh… that IS disgusting. Makes my blood boil. I already had enough problems with Walmart before I read this, too. Thanks for posting though, it’s good to know, even if it’s bad to know at the same time. Bah.

  2. March 18, 2010 at 12:33 am

    so sad and tragic.

    those clothes should’ve been donated to the needy. it would be the right thing to do, but unfortunately the clothing business is a business geared to maximize profits. still they could do a charity thing and right it off their taxes. *sigh*

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