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The cultural appropriation of indigenous patterns and the commercialization of culture through global fashion brands is a controversial topic in the Western world. Eme Eidson gives insight into the realities of weavers in Mexico and block printers in Laos and India who see their textile designs, passed down through generations, reflected in the pricy collections of Western fashion designers. How can designers respect cultures and not only take from artisans but also give back?

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