• Mexico accuses Zara and Anthropologie of cultural appropriation

    21 days ago - By The Guardian

    Ministry of culture claims Zara used a pattern distinctive to the indigenous Mixteca community Mexico has accused the international fashion brands Zara, Anthropologie and Patowl of cultural appropriation, claiming they used patterns from indigenous groups in their designs without any benefit to the communities. The culture ministry said in a statement that it had sent letters signed by the culture minister, Alejandra Frausto, to the three companies, asking each for a “public explanation on what basis it could privatise collective property”.
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