Yesterday I learned that at JoAnn’s, if they have a few inches of spare fabric, the store policy is to cut it up before throwing it away. It’s being unnecessarily wasteful just for the petty reason of preventing someone ending up with some free scraps, even though the company is already taking the loss no matter what. This is kind of along the lines of restaurants poisoning their leftover food so that homeless people can’t get a free meal, and that sort of thing just doesn’t fly with me.
I don’t agree with that sort of wastefulness, so I’m not going to shop at JoAnn’s anymore. I think that it would be better if they let the customers have a couple extra inches, allowed the employees to take the extras home, or even just let the people willing to dumpster dive have it, so that the fabric at least has the chance of being put to use. I just can’t stand pointless waste, and the sort of mind that thinks its better to destroy something rather than let someone have it for free.
So, does anyone know of good places to buy fabric online?
We contacted corporate for JoAnn’s, and they replied that their *official* policy is to donate the fabric scraps to charity organizations. So, if you learn that your local JoAnn’s is throwing away fabric, be sure to complain to corporate about it. Maybe it will inspire them to start enforcing their policy.