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It's like rain on your wedding day: H&M released their eco-friendly Garden Collection just as the Times was busy spotlighting their habit of destroying unsold clothing at the Herald Square store. The Garden line is sweet, feminine, and made of environmentally sustainable materials, and it all costs under $60. Of course, convincing people to buy green clothing is a lot more profitable than finding a way to responsibly dispose of unwanted goods (more fun, too). Still, this could have been a well-executed move on H&M's part—except for the timing.
Which brings us back to those trash bags on 35th Street. We're investigating the story, but we'd also like to hear from you. Anyone have firsthand knowledge of this practice? Let us know in the comments, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· H&M's Sustainable Garden Collection Heralds Greener Pastures [Refinery29]
· A Clothing Clearance Where More Than Just the Prices Have Been Slashed [NYT]
· Herald Square H&M Regularly Destroys Unsold Clothing [Racked]