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Petitioning Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Hayne and 6 others

Urban Outfitters: Our Culture is not for sale. Stop selling our cultural symbols for profit!!

UPDATE: Urban Outfitters has pulled the shirt from their stores, but that is not sufficient! We demand an official apology and donation of all proceeds from the sale of the shirt bearing the UFW logo to farmworkers via the United Farm Worker Foundation. 

Our Culture is not for sale. We demand that Urban Outfitters immediately cease the sale of its Koto Cross-Stitch Denim Button-Down Shirt, SKU # 28755544, that bears the United Farm Worker logo.

The UFW logo was first designed in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Richard and Manuel Chavez and represents the struggles of thousands of farm workers, many of whom sacrificed their lives, to bring justice to the fields! To this day, the logo serves as symbol of strength, solidarity, and empowerment.

Our culture is not for sale. The symbol that captures the lives and struggles of farm workers who toil in the fields for substandard wages is not meant to be sold in department stores and worn as a hipster adornment. We demand that Urban Outfitters respect all cultures, respect all workers, and respect the symbols which we hold in high esteem.

Letter to
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Hayne
Director of Investor Relations Oona McCullough
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer Edward N. Antoian
and 4 others
Principal, The ZAC Group Scott A. Belair
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Harry S. Cherken, Jr.
President, Wind River Holdings, L.P. Robert H. Strouse
Chief Executive Officer, Urban Outfitters Group Tedford Marlow (Chief Executive Officer, Urban Outfitters Group)
Our Culture is not for sale. Stop selling our cultural symbols for profit!!

We demand that Urban Outfitters immediately cease the sale of its Koto Cross-Stitch Denim Button-Down Shirt, SKU # 28755544, that bears the United Farm Worker logo, deliver an official apology to the UFW, and donate all proceeds from the sale of the shirt bearing the UFW logo to farmworkers via the United Farm Worker Foundation.

The UFW logo was first designed in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Richard and Manuel Chavez and represents the struggles of thousands of farm workers, many of whom sacrificed their lives, to bring justice to the fields! To this day, the logo serves as symbol of strength, solidarity, and empowerment.

Our culture is not for sale. The symbol that captures the lives and struggles of farm workers who toil in the fields for substandard wages is not meant to be sold in department stores and worn as a hipster adornment. We demand that Urban Outfitters respect all cultures, respect all workers, and respect the symbols which we hold in high esteem.