Industry Recap Digest: Fashionable Snapping and Cultural Appropriation

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"Navajo Nation Sues Urban Outfitters over Trademark"

(via NPR)The Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters over the unauthorized use of its name on a collection of items sold in its stores. Unfortunately, Urban Outfitters did not seek permission to use the tribe’s name.  The Navajo Nation is suing Urban Outfitters under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act which states that it is illegal to claim a product is made by Native Americans when it is not. The Navajo Nation also claims that the “tacky” products being produced by Urban Outfitters under its name give the inaccurate appearance that the Navajo Nation is producing these products. 

by Elizabeth Mair-Pratt

"Fashion Industry Scrambles to Find a Use for Snapchat"

(via the The New York Times) Snapchat has found its way into the high-fashion world by debuting exclusive clips of celebrities.  It recently offered behind the scenes peaks of fashion shows in an attempt to reach a younger audience, Snapchat has long been a desirable social media channel for high fashion brands due to its youth demographic and they “have clamored to build a presence on Snapchat in the past 18 months in efforts to reach a new generation of so-called millennials.”

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