At H&M's flagship Canadian store in Toronto's Eaton Centre, a rack of spiffy navy-blue jackets is rolled from the back room to the display floor.
"This one is made of wool with recycled fibres, and this one has recycled cotton," H&M spokesperson Emily Scarlett says with a smile, showing off items from the chain's eco-friendly line, dubbed the Conscious collection.
Scarlett points out proudly that H&M is also the world's second-largest user of organic cotton.
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