Fashion brands harming planet - French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has said that big fashion brands are harming the planet by producing "far too many collections with far too many clothes". He said companies must stop engaging in a "contest" to make the most clothes . Gaultier, is one of the world's most influential designers with a more than 40-year career says. Last year it emerged that Burberry burnt unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6 million to protect its brand and maintain its exclusivity. It became clear that the practice was in fact commonplace.