Posts tagged "navajo"

8 Egregious Navajo Violations

Julie's post earlier on the insensitivity and dubious legality of "Navajo" and "Native American" products got me thinking about just how many popular stores have committed this ridiculous faux pas. It turns out that there's even more than I had originally suspected. A quick look around the web led me to the eight following atrocities,…

By: Rachel Krause / October 13, 2011

So Your Navajo Sweater Might Be Illegal (And It’s Definitely Culturally Insensitive)

Walk into any Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie and you're bound see racks and racks of clothes referencing Navajo patterns and designs. A quick perusal of Urban's website finds that there are almost two dozen products referencing the Native American tribe, by name at least, in its product descriptions. These days the all-encompassing term to describe…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 13, 2011