Acne's fashion sandal withdrawn

After it was discovered luxury fashion house based Acne Studio's was selling £US400 "African inspired" sandals which are virtually identical in design to those made by The Shoe That Grows, (a US based non-profit organisation), the Swedish company denied copying the charity's design but has withdrawn the shoe from sale.

Now fashion experts are calling on Acne to "stand up for its values" by donating a portion of its profits to The Shoe That Grows, according to Tamsin Lejeune, ‎chief executive at the Ethical Fashion Forum .

The Shoe That Grows's footwear was launched in 2013 and is a durable, adjustable sandal that can expand up to five shoe sizes. The US-based company has made thousands of pairs available to children via charitable donations, as well as selling their shoes to the public, with each pair bought online paying for two further pairs to be donated to children living in poverty around the world.

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