Mexico accuses Louis Vuitton of copying indigenous design
From：Taiwan Trade Center Mexico
The chair that Mexican culture officials believe uses indigenous designs from Mexico, photo by Univision
Mexico´s Culture Secretariat is jealously guarding traditional Mexican designs from being used by international fashion brands.
Culture Secretary Alejandra Frausto has sent a letter to the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton over the latter´s use of indigenous Mexican patterns for a very expensive chair.
The letter notes that in Vuitton´s collection “Dolls by Raw Edges”, one particular chair uses embroidery patterns that are intellectual property of the Mexican indigenous Otomí community of Tenango de Doria-Hidalgo.
The chair, with a price tag of US $18,200, uses embroidered images of multicolored animals which are typical to Tenango de Doria. The chair has been taken down from Louis Vuitton´s website and social media pages.