Sandals being sold by Paul Smith Company as "Black High-Shine Leather Sandals" (earlier as "Robert" Sandal) are cultural and traditional footwear of Pashtun people (living across the world, however, mostly live in North Western Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Balochistan of Pakistan, Afghanistan) and named as Pekhwrai Tsaplai(Urdu translation could be Peshawari Chappal). After launch of this petition and uproar across the globe over print and social media, the Company updated the product and removed the name of Robert and inserted " inspired by the Peshawari Chappal" which may be a partial victory for the petition, however, still it is expected that company should reconsider to sell the product with its traditional name. It is reiterated "If some company wants to sell these traditional foot wear of pashtuns, should show some moral obligation and courtesy and must use its original local name". Therefore, on behalf of 'ALL PASHTUNs' here I request concerned authorities to ask the Company in question to sell the product as Pekhwrai Tsaplai to show respect to the local culture/traditions as it matters a lot to the Pashtun people living around the world particularly in UK. Here is link to Paul and Smith http://www.paulsmith.co.uk/uk-en/shop/men-s-black-high-shine-leather-robert-sandals.html
- Prime Minister's Office.10 Downing Street. London. SW1A 2AA.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron
- Paul Smith Ltd, Unit 5 Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2NR, England
Paul Smith (fashion designer)
Respect the Culture & Tradition
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