There’s a fairly scandalous little story in the NY Tiomes this morning:
During her walks down 35th Street, Ms. Magnus said, 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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Gloves with the fingers cut off,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ms. Magnus said, reciting the inventory of ruined items. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Warm socks. Cute patent leather Mary Jane school shoes, maybe for fourth graders, with the instep cut up with a scissor. MenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s jackets, slashed across the body and the arms. The puffy fiber fill was coming out in big white cotton balls.Ã¢â‚¬Â The jackets were tagged $59, $79 and $129.
Ironically, Americans are better than most at coming up with solutions to these matters. In this case, a Swedish company operating in the most capitalist city on the planet comes away looking like a tawdry bunch of unfeeling moneygrabbers. Sack the CSR exec, I would.