French luxury fashion labels can no longer burn unsold clothing and must keep tighter control of their stocks after a new anti-waste law took effect in France. Photo: Shutterstock
French luxury fashion labels can no longer burn unsold clothing and must keep tighter control of their stocks after a new anti-waste law took effect in France. Photo: Shutterstock
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Why the luxury items you covet may be out of stock – fashion houses make less to avoid destroying unsold items

  • Destroying unsold stock rather than offering discounts or giving items away has been standard practice in luxury fashion
  • France has banned the practice, leading labels to manage stock levels more closely and to donate unsold clothes, discount them to their staff or upcycle them

French luxury fashion labels can no longer burn unsold clothing and must keep tighter control of their stocks after a new anti-waste law took effect in France. Photo: Shutterstock
French luxury fashion labels can no longer burn unsold clothing and must keep tighter control of their stocks after a new anti-waste law took effect in France. Photo: Shutterstock
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