Abercrombie and Fitch is a popular clothing retailer, but is certainly not loved by all. Many people have a negative impression of the clothing industry giant due to the atmosphere of the store, the prices, or even the clothing themselves. What most people don’t know about is the intense superiority complex of Abercrombie and Fitch as a company, not just the consumers that wear the clothes.
Recently in an interview with an Abercrombie and Fitch District Manager, who has requested to remain nameless, revealed an interesting procedure the company follows regardingÂ its damaged clothing. Â “Any clothing that has any type of blemish, including things such as aÂ stitch missing or a frayed fabric, gets sent back to the company for immediate disposal.” Â He continued to share that a large amount of clothing gets sent back to corporate for issue such as the ones listed.
Abercrombie andÂ Fitch has had many requests by non-profit organizations to have the clothing donated to areas of need but the company refuses. “Abercrombie and Fitch doesn’t want to create the image that just anybody,Â poor people, can wear their clothing. Only people of a certain stature are able to purchase and wear the company name.”
Despite the bad economy and all the people in need, Abercrombie and Fitch will not sacrifice any bit of their superior high class image that helps anyone but themselves. This is completely outrageous. Â Think of all the clothing they could have donated to Katrina victims or for the Haiti relief. In todays world consumers are looking for companies that are reaching out to others, not withholding for themselves. This type of bad business will hopefully lead to bad results for this clothing giant.
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