Urban Outfitters under fire from Native Americans over "illegal" misuse of "Navajo" description on fashion items

Urban Outfitters under fire from Native Americans over “illegal” misuse of “Navajo” description on fashion items

9:41 PM on 13th October 2011

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Offended: A Native American woman has accused Urban Outfitters of racism over its use of the word “Navajo” to describe fashion items on sale in its stores

Open letter: Sasha Houston Brown, 24, from Dakota, was inspired to contact Urban Outfitters after she visited a store in Minneapolis

Open letter: Sasha Houston Brown, 24, from Dakota, was inspired to contact Urban Outfitters after she visited a store in Minneapolis

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On trend: Urban Outfitters currently describes 21 different products as “Navajo” on its website. They include underwear, socks and even a hip flask