People noticed that the brand UZI NYC was selling a “refugee” dress on their website, and were instantly outraged.
The brand responded to the criticisms, explaining that the dress was named back in 2007.
We could have named the dress anything we wanted but then we wouldn’t be having this discussion. The language we have used to describe our fabric is common within the fabric industry, it in no way references human beings. We understand that we have unintentionally offended some people with whom we share the same concerns, but in that process we have also been able to amplify our shared message,” she added.