Kodali and Saunders believe Shein Exchange is intended more for optics than for environmental progress. “I think any person who’s able to think critically would see [Shein Exchange] and recognize that this is pretty blatant greenwashing,” Kodali said. The Shein spokesperson countered: “The creation of Shein Exchange is just one of several ways our company is addressing the ongoing issue of textile waste and working to build a future of fashion that is more circular.” Disraeli had his own take: “Doing something is always better than doing nothing.” But the hard truth is that for many consumers, debates over greenwashing don’t really matter.
Shein doesn’t care about environmental progress?
How is this news?