|A sign from Roskilde Festival that I found fitting with this post|
But why now, why because of Beyonce. Well, I find that how Beyonce uses animals for fashion to be horrendous and it seems to be the opposite of the image that H&M seems to be trying to fool us with.
I say fool us with because it seems that what H&M seems to sell to us is nothing more than a mirage. The organic cotton seems not to be so organic (See this report from 2010). In 2010, workers died in a H&M factory fire, the workers were knitting sweater for H&M all night long (See news story here). There are many many more examples that I could give but because of their political reasoning I am not going to write them here.
Let's move to Beyonce and why she brings the H&M brand down. I think we should start with her sneakers (see news story here). These sneakers are made out of: Calf hair, ostrich, crocodile, anaconda and stingray skins. These sneakers were custom made for her. Then we have her Super Bowl outfit was made out of cows, pythons and iguanas, there seems to be a pattern emerging! (See news story here) My last sample will be from the the inaugural address when she not only wore a mink fur coat but as well mink fur eyelashes. (see news story here)
To conclude, I have just had enough of the mistreatment of animals and for H&M to stoop to the level of having a person that uses animals for fashion as their summer face was a real slap in the face for me.
Au revoir H&M, our friendship is over.