Help to take down Loewe clothes that are a copy of Ecuadorian crafts
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The Spanish fashion brand, Loewe is taking advantage of Ecuadorian crafts, stealing from artisans their cultural and ancient craft expressions.
This is a case of cultural appropriation:
“Taking intellectual property, traditional knowledge, cultural expressions, or artifacts from someone else's culture without permission. This can include unauthorized use of another culture's dance, dress, music, language, folklore, cuisine, traditional medicine, religious symbols, etc. It's most likely to be harmful when the source community is a minority group that has been oppressed or exploited in other ways or when the object of appropriation is particularly sensitive, e.g. sacred objects.” -Susan Scafidi, a law professor at Fordham University
Please help us to achieve social justice for the artisan's communities in Ecuador.
Loewe must offer a public apology to the artisans, credit them and pay them for using their cultural and intellectual property.
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