Need new threads? H and M (H&M) will collect your old polyester or cotton clothing and sell you brand new sustainable and organic clothing at reasonable prices.
That’s their promise and they are bringing their fair market philosophy to Myrtle Beach.
Sustainability is a growing trend, and for good reason. The
more we conserve our resources, the longer we can hope to keep the planet, and
ourselves, healthy. More and more people are volunteering to recycle and reuse materials, and to buy organic whenever possible. When big companies do the same, they can create a huge impact. With H&M, a
fashion-forward international company with a reputation for quality and design, sustainability in clothing is not only logical, it's responsible.
Hennes women’s clothing store opened in 1947 in Sweden and in 1968 the company bought out Mauritz Widforss, a hunting and fishing equipment store, and began selling men’s and children’s clothing as well. Thus, Hennes and Mauritz (H and M) began.
Today the company is one of the largest clothing retailers in the world, with over 3600 stores world-wide, and offers six brand names: H&M, the high-end design COS, Monki for colorful graphic designs, Weekday denim collection, Cheap Monday, and Other Stories jewelry and accessories. The brands include party collections, everyday wear, and sportswear for men, women, teens and children. There’s also a line of home interiors called H&M Home.
H&M does not own factories. The company buys its brands from independent suppliers with whom they have long-term relationships. As such, they seek out responsible partners that offer top quality fashions without abusing their workers or the planet.
The H and M philosophy is simple; to provide “fashion choices that are good for people, the planet and your wallet.” This includes working with their partners to provide fair wages for workers and to put fewer chemicals in the environment to create synthetic fabrics. They call it H&M Conscious.
H&M clothing is cotton rich (both organic and recycled). They also use recycled wool, organic leather, organic linen, organic hemp, organic silk, recycled polyester, and recycled plastic. A company goal is to have all cotton used in their clothing to come from more sustainable sources by the year 2020.
At the heart of the philosophy is the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle approach to using natural resources. Along with more sustainable textile production is the garment collection initiative. You can hand in any clothing you no longer want and they will recycle or resell it, thus reducing waste and giving old products a new life.
This H&M video explains the how and why of clothing collection.
So gather up your old clothes and turn them in for new ones. The Myrtle Beach H&M store will be happy to help. H&M is located at Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach.
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