(Closed) This is unfortunate…what a waste of dresses

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Why was it filmed?

Post # 4
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Someone posted this yesterday.  What a total waste.  Why couldn’t they donate the dresses or the fabric?

Post # 7
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It is unfortunate.  I have worked in a couple places where goods are manufactured.  Whenever you throw something away, the product label has to be defaced and/or the product detroyed.  It is common practice to avoid having someone fish it out of the dumpster and try and sell it.

Post # 8
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It has to do with tax code more than anything- if the dresses are destroyed and disposed of, they can be written off at full value. If the dresses are donated and sold by a charity, the company can only write off the amount they were sold for or the “value to the non-profit”.

The law changed a couple of years back, in part because individuals were donating cars and writing off the KBB excellent condition value, while the charity was selling them for thousands less. 

Yes, it’s a waste of some gorgeous dresses, but it wasn’t done out of spite or for no reason.

Post # 9
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

wow that’s really sad. could have made an underprivledged bride’s day!

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