This week the New York Times reported a disheartening story about two of the largest retail chains. You see, instead of taking unsold items to sample sales or donating them to people in need, H&M and Wal-Mart have been throwing them out in giant trash bags. And in the case that someone may stumble on these bags and try to keep or re-sell the items, these companies have gone ahead and slashed up garments, cut off the sleeves of coats, and sliced holes in shoes so they are unwearable.
This is just appalling. There is no reason to go to all the trouble to destroy those clothes instead of taking them to a shelter or charity. They could have gained so much goodwill by being these big providers during this bad economy plus horrible cold weather. Now I’ve got another reason to steer clear of these two stores! :mad: