Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Swastika Handbag

This really wasn't all that bright an idea in the first pace now was it:

Spanish fashion chain Zara has withdrawn a handbag from its stores after a customer in Britain complained swastikas were embroidered on it.

Zara, owned by the world's second largest fashion retailer Inditex, said it did not know the 39 pound ($78) handbag had green swastikas on its corners.

The bags were made by a supplier in India and inspired by commonly used Hindu symbols, which include the swastika. The original design approved by Zara did not have swastikas on it, Inditex said.

Yes, yes, we know, the Swastika has some very old meanings, none of which are to do with hte Nazis. In fact, some of them mean long life, good luck, those sorts of things. But really, selling a handbag with a swastika on it in Europe these days. Just not really thought through, was it?

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