They destroyed their luxury clothing so it wouldn’t be sold at discount prices.


Burberry, the high-end fashion brand known for its famous checked pattern, destroyed over $36.5-million worth of clothes in 2017. And in the last five years, the label has destroyed $65-million of products, according to “The Times” in the U.K. The paper reports that luxury brands destroy unsold merchandise to keep it from being sold at a discount on the gray market to the “wrong people.”

But Burberry claims this practice of destroying excess stock is common in the retail industry and that they tried to act in a “responsible” manner when getting rid of the stock, and there were “careful processes in place” to minimize waste. They say they take the issue of waste “extremely seriously” and use special incinerators to harness the energy.

“Burberry has careful processes in place to minimize the amount of excess stock we produce,” a Burberry spokesperson explains. “On the occasions when disposal of products is necessary, we do so in a responsible manner and we continue to seek ways to reduce and revalue our waste.”

They may be burning clothes in a responsible manner, but it still seems extreme to destroy perfectly good luxury threads just to keep them from ending up on the racks at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. According to “The Times,” the brand Temperley claims their unsold clothes are donated to charity or sold at a discount outlet, which seems a lot more reasonable than trashing $36.5-million of those lovely clothes.

Source: New York Post

The very worst things can bring out the best in people at times

The U.S. Coast Guard has raised the sunken duck boat from a southern Missouri lake. U.S. Coast Guard Captain Scott Stoermer said divers took photos of the bottom of the duck boat and shared what investigators are looking for.

And in a horrific side note, as the boat came to the surface, most if not all the life jackets on board appeared still attached to the ceiling. The vessel is now being taken to a facility to be inspected by NTSB.

The boat sank last Thursday evening when a storm brought near-hurricane-force winds to Table Rock Lake, killing 17 of the 31 passengers on board.

  • Meanwhile…Ride the Ducks Branson is offering to pay for allmedical, funeral, accommodation, and travel costs for the victims of last Thursday's accident in Branson, Missouri. In a statement posted on the company's website, the company says they’re providing grief counseling for employees and is fully cooperating with the NTSB.
  • BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE! Of all the tragedy surrounding this incident, nothing has been worse than what Tia Coleman has been going through. Of the 17 killed, nine were her family – and among those nine? Her husband and children. While no one can imagine the pain Tia is going through, many people want to help. A GoFundMe campaignhas been created by her sister and so far, it’s raised over half a million dollars in donations in just two days.

Source: ABC News

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