Givenchy Issues Statement on China Controversy

Givenchy Issues Statement on China Controversy

Givenchy, along with Versace and Coach and Versace, have issued a statement regarding the t-shirt controversy and other products
Givenchy Issues Statement on China Controversy
Givenchy

According to Reuters, "Chinese brand ambassadors of fashion labels from Coach to Givenchy have severed ties with the companies". This happened due to products which were violating China's sovereignty. These products identified Hong Kong and Taiwan as countries. Givenchy has issued a statement regarding the t-shirt controversy; these t-shirts have allegedly had Hong Kong and Taiwan as countries.

"The House of Givenchy firmly respects China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity," says the statement. "Immediate actions have been taken to recall the inaccurate t-shirt design from all markets, and measures of product and process review have been and will continue to be taken to avoid similar situations in the future. The House of Givenchy wishes to sincerely apologize for this mistake that does not reflect the deep respect it has for its Chinese audiences throughout the world, as well as renew their commitment to pursue their longstanding relationship with the market in the most thoughtful way."

Designer label Versace also apologized and released their statement on social media, saying, "The Company apologizes for the design of its product and a recall of the t-shirt has been implemented in July. The brand accepts accountability and is exploring actions to improve how we operate day-to-day to become more conscientious and aware."

Coach also released a statement earlier saying that they found 'serious inaccuracy' in their designs of the shirts and they 'immediately pulled the products' from all the channels. Coach also said it is dedicated to a 'long term development' in China.

Currently, as the BBC reported, Hong Kong has been the facing "mass political unrest" which began 10 weeks ago and doesn't show any signs of stopping as of now. Hong Kong is an administrative unit of China and flights had been stopped in light of the protests. Initially Hong Kong was a British colony and the territory was transfered to China in 1997.

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