Having said that, it wasn’t my first “toxic smell experience” at Zara. Back in September I picked up a pleather top, which I proceeded to wear to work the next day. All day I kept smelling something weird…and as it turned out, it was me! Having bought another pleather shirt from Zara that didn’t make me smell weird, I figured it had to have been some weird fabric smell, but when I tried returning it (seriously that thing smelled awful and fishy), the manager wouldn’t let me, saying that no one else had reported this issue, and pretty much implying that it had to have been my own body odour. Ugh…as if! So the smelly shirt is now languishing at the bottom of my laundry basket…never to be worn again. Having googled this, I found out that other people have had a similar problem with faux leather products too, so Zara is certainly not alone in this. Well, after some prodding from Greenpeace, Inditex(Zara’s parent company) has finally agreed to go toxic-free by 2020. That’s a long time from now, sure…but hopefully I won’t have to smell any more toxic items in their stores any time soon.
Photo Credits: Zara
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