Pep stores says destroyed clothes 'rejects discarded for quality control'

A contractor, Wayne Barrett made a discovery in the past weeks of a mountain of Pep clothing, purposefully torn at Tulisa Park plant. The clothes were delivered in bins to be destroyed.

Barrett told Pippa Hudson that he requested his daughter to post the pictures of the discarded clothing onto social media for Pep stores to account. The response on social media has been one of outrage, even though the post and comments were deleted on daily basis, he says.

CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson spoke to Pep Stores Managing Director, Leon Lourens to get his side of the story as to why clothes were destroyed instead of being donated to charity.

According to Lourens the clothes in question were rejected stock and they were being disposed because they were not up to quality standard.

We do not sell substandard stock to our customers and to give substandard stock to charities in our opinion doesn't promote dignity and respect.

Leon Lourens, Pep Stores Managing Director

Listen to the full conversation, with Pippa Hudson standing in, on Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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