Luxury fashion brands are failing to show respect for the environment and the natural resources that are used to make them, a leading expert at Greenpeace has said following news that British brand, Burberry burned fashion and beauty products worth £28.6m in its last financial year.
It is understood that the burning of luxury goods in the industry is widespread. The practice, which has no regard for the environment whatsoever, is carried out by fashion businesses in order to prevent unwanted items to fall into the hands of counterfeiters or find their way onto other shelves or websites.
Burberry claims the procedure of burning luxury goods carries “an energy benefit to limit the environmental impact”.
In an interview with Sky News, Dr Kirsten Brodde, who leads the Detox my Fashion Campaign at the environmental group Greenpeace, said: “Despite their luxury price tag, Burberry shows no respect for its own products and the hard work and…
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