H&M, Wal-Mart and Clothing Waste
From The New York Times, here’s a piece that relevant to Sew Weekly’s mission of thoughtful consumption.
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.
Update: The New York Times reports that H&M has promised to stop destroying clothes and instead donate them to charities.