H&M has apologised for any offence that it may have caused by producing a striped scarf that social-media users have alleged is a copy of a Tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl.
"We are truly sorry if we have offended anyone with this piece.Everyone is welcome at H&M and we never take a religious or political stand," the high-street retailer told us this morning."Stripes are one of the trends for this season and something we were inspired by.Our intention was never to upset anyone."
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The cream and black scarf, that retails at £12.99, remains available to purchase on the brand's website, although a spokesperson also assured i100 that, "The quantities were small and the products are no longer available in some markets."
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H&M came under similar fire in 2014 whenit produced a menswear vest thatfeatured a skull in the centre of a Star of David.At the time they apologised and took the item off sale.
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