Mexico accuses Zara, Anthropologie & Patowl of cultural appropriation

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexico has accused international fashion brands Zara, Anthropologie, and Patowl of cultural appropriation, saying they used patterns from indigenous Mexican groups in their designs without any benefit to the communities. Mexico’s Ministry of Culture said in a statement Friday that it had sent letters signed by Mexico’s Culture Minister Alejandra Frausto … Read more

Mexico accuses Zara and Anthropologie of cultural appropriation | Fashion

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 … Read more

British fashion brand Timbuktu accused of ‘cultural appropriation’ for trademarking ‘Yoruba’

Timbuktu, an outdoor clothing brand based in northern England, filed to trademark the word “Yoruba” in 2015, records from the UK’s Intellectual Property Office show. But the registration sparked anger on Sunday when the owner of CultureTree, an African cultural center in London, wrote that she had attempted to trademark “Yoruba Stars” and claimed she … Read more