Shame On You, H&M 

There’s really not a lot to say about this. Throwing out unsold clothing instead of donating it is bad. But destroying it, so that it can’t be worn at all, even by folks trying to salvage it from the trash? That’s just reprehensible.

I can just see the future resumes of these wage slaves:

Employer: H & M
Dates of Employment: October 2009 – May 2010
Responsibilities: Rending garments, making the world a shittier place.

Update: No doubt looking to stem the bad publicity from the first link, H & M has now pledged to stop destroying clothes.

I’m still curious why Wal-mart, who claims to never destroy clothes, apparently has a machine expressly made to do just that (“Each piece of clothing had holes punched through it by a machine.”).