H&M pulls headdresses from Canadian stores after complaints
TORONTO (AP) - H&M said on Friday that the fashion chain has pulled faux feather headdresses from its stores across Canada after receiving complaints that the accessories are offensive to aboriginals.
H&M spokeswoman Emily Scarlett said the hair pieces - patterned head bands with bright pink and purple flowers - were part of the company's summer music festival collection called "H&M Loves Music."
"Music festivals these days are really about experimenting with fashion and dressing your personality. And they're very heavily based on accessories, really accessorizing your look," she said.
The Toronto-based spokeswoman said the Swedish-based fashion chain received three complaints and quickly made the decision to remove the headdresses from the market.