"The question of what to do with unsold or damaged stock is a vexing issue for fashion companies. H&M made the headlines earlier this year when it was accused of slashing and dumping unsold clothes in rubbish bags outside one of its outlets in Manhattan."
"But Speedo took an entirely different route. It gave the swimsuits to Orsola de Castro, 44, the founder of From Somewhere, an upmarket men's and women's fashionlabel specialising in off-cuts and 'waste'. " http://www.fromsomewhere.co.uk/
In June 5,000 Speedo suits arrived at de Castro's home in south-east London. 'I shifted all the boxes myself,' she recalls. 'I put them in my living-room and got working.' De Castro likes to do the unexpected, and so rather than make sportswear out of the costumes, she crafted cocktail dresses. Speedo was baffled at first. But de Castro saw glamour in the LZR fabric. 'It holds you, it sculpts you, it has a shine, it gives you confidence: it's heaven.'"
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