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Designers, here’s how to avoid cultural appropriation

In the wake of yet another accusation of a major fashion brand copying an indigenous community’s traditional designs without credit or benefit (this time it was Zara), we spoke to several industry experts about why cultural appropriation keeps happening.  Below are some practical insights and tips for designers who may be wondering if it’s still OK to be inspired by another culture, and how they can ethically incorporate traditional motifs in their collections.  On accepting that some