With coronavirus far from over, the riots in US have now hit the fashion bigwigs in a big way!
The Swedish fast fashion giant H&M has announced to temporarily shut its 95 stores all across America amidst protests following George Floyd’s death.
In a statement signed by Helena Helmersson, CEO, H&M, the fashion retailer said that it is fully committed to taking such steps so as to stand against racism and stand with its colleagues, customers and communities.
H&M, which has about 600 stores in US, saw some of its stores heavily damaged in the riots and lootings that have been gripping the United States for over 10 days now.
The statement also read “The recent killings of more members of the black community in the US have left us devastated and heartbroken.”
There’s been no confirmation on when the stores will be reopened.
The brand had recently donated around US $ 500,000 to different organisations fighting racism, which included the likes of NAACP, ACLU and Color of Change.