Dear Forever 21 CEO Winnie Park,
In the United States, we generate enough textile waste to fill the Mall of America — the largest shopping mall in the country — every six days. Millions of the clothing items that end up as waste are never even worn.
Throwing away brand new clothes means that the resource-intensive process required to make new clothes must then be repeated over and over again, which has a huge negative impact on our natural resources and exacerbates climate change.
Waste is a design flaw. Help lead the fashion industry to a more sustainable future by publicly committing Forever 21 to not trashing or burning new, unsold clothing.