Lifestyle And Fashion
The fashion chain, Ralph Lauren has to apologize for selling an item that allegedly copied indigenous designs of Mexico.
The culture minister and wife of the president of Mexico, Beatriz Gutiérrez, was the one who accused the US fashion of "plagiarism". It was seen that in recent years Mexico has aimed similar complaints at other brands as well. According to Ralph Lauren, it has issued a stern directive to remove the garment in question previously, and it is surprising to see it on sale.
The clothing company, Ralph Lauren, in a statement, said that it was plunging deep to find out how the product ended up on the sales floor and expressed a deep apology for the happening. Reuters, the news agency also reported that the same item was found selling online for hundreds of dollars.
The Mexican culture minister, Beatriz Gutiérrez, shared an image of a long garment in her Instagram post, which featured patterns and stripes it was hung in a shop sporting a Ralph Lauren label. She wrote that Ralph Lauren was fond of designs inspired by indigenous textiles. She also added that copying such indigenous patterns was a matter of plagiarism, which she denoted as "illegal and immoral".