Extinction Rebellion protesters target Boohoo head office

Members from XR Manchester staged a protest outside of Boohoo’s head office in Manchester on Monday to
XR aims to highlight Boohoo's continued use of unsustainable & unethically sourced materials.
// Extinction Rebellion members protested outside Boohoo’s Manchester head office on Monday
// Extinction Rebellion is highlighting Boohoo’s lack of policy on where their materials are sourced & its reGain app.

Members from Extinction Rebellion staged a protest outside Boohoo’s head office in Manchester on Monday to “highlight their continued use of unsustainable and unethically sourced materials”.

The demonstration deliberately coincided with a launch event for Digital City Festival Week which has been taking place at Boohoo’s headquarters.

Members of the activist organisation were dressed in white with tears painted on their face, holding banners and placards asking Boohoo to “please don’t make me cry”, along with a letter addressed to the retailer.


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Extinction Rebellion said in a statement that “Boohoo and associated brands have made commendable steps to appear more environmentally friendly, however, this is nothing more than greenwashing”.

It added that the retailer’s recycled range is made using polyester based fabrics, which is non-biodegradable.

“We think it’s important to realise that one of the most effective ways to be sustainable, is to reduce the number of clothing purchases that are made and encourage customers to keep their clothing for longer,” Extinction Rebellion’s letter read.

“The incentives used on the reGain App, to send unwanted clothing for ‘recycling’ in order to gain discount vouchers, to purchase yet more clothes, contradicts the aim of recycling. Instead of reducing waste, you are increasing waste being sent to other countries.

Boohoo sustainability director Tom Kershaw told Business Live: “We’re doing a lot with our suppliers, we’re doing a lot with our partners, we’ve partnered with a lot of other retailers, and to try and be part of the answer than really be seen as being the negative player within that industry.

“But we’re also very aware there’s a lot more of what we can do.”

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  1. The more you publish the drivel about exstupid rebellion fools the more people will get angry about them, they are nothing but a bunch of deluded idiots who are scaremongering our youngsters in believing that we all will be extinct in ten years because of us oldies causing climate change, even the fool prince Charles is brainwashed by their actions by saying that we are at war with the fight against climate change. How stupid they are. Climate change is a natural cycle of earth called the earth’s Procession, it is a period of more than 25,000 years in which the angle of axis changes during the cycle of earth and as the angle of axis is already at 23.5 degrees tilt at half way through the cycle of Procession the angle of axis is almost 30 degrees tilt because the earth has what is known as a “wobble “and as the angle of axis changes during the cycle the temperatures in the northern hemisphere or the southern hemisphere will rise or fall as the changes in the angle of axis progresses, and as we know already the permafrost is still melting in areas of Siberia and releasing methane gases from very deep underground decaying vegetation of millions and millions of years ago just like land fill sites in our country and others are releasing gases into the atmosphere and carried into the jet stream and around the world, humans are not responsible for causing climate change at all, exstupid rebellion fools think England is a planet of its own and we all will be extinct in ten years because we are causing climate change, are the trees dying by the roadsides NO, are the grass verges dying by the roadsides NO, are we all going to be extinct in the years NO, not unless we are dragged into a third world war by the likes of Tony Blair and George Bush, or we are hit by a very large asteroid or a massive volcano eruption, and don’t forget volcanic eruptions and asteroids have been happening for millions of years, and humans cannot do anything about it but try to ADAPT, Greta Thunberg has created a very stupid action by scaremongering our youngsters and frightening them to believe in her deluded behaviour, and the Al Gore brigade just follow the money. England is doing alot of work to better our air quality and other countries are working to improve it just takes time and sadly money but it will improve as time goes on but we don’t need idiots who super glue themselves to train carriages and road surfaces etc to tell us about the changes in our climate, it’s a natural process of earth, ever since the industrial revolution England has slowly improved and our inventors and engineers and scientists are working very hard but politicians are to blame for failure in helping small businesses to grow.

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