Monday 26 June 2017

The backlash against Ivanka Trump has begun - US department store stops selling her clothing line

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Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Ivanka Trump is no longer untouchable.

Amid increasing criticism of her father around the world and accusations of being "out of touch", one US department store has confirmed they will no longer be stocking her eponymous clothing line.

In a statement released to the Washington Post, Nordstrom said they will no longer sell anything from the Ivanka Trump collection due to poor sales, but will continue to sell the remaining stock in-store and not online.

"Each year we cut about 10% [of brands] and refresh our assortment with about the same amount. In this case, based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season," the statement said.

Ivanka Trump walks with her father U.S. President Donald Trump toward Marine One while departing from the White House, on February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is making an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force base in Delaware to pay his respects to Chief Special Warfare Operator William
Ivanka Trump walks with her father U.S. President Donald Trump toward Marine One while departing from the White House, on February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is making an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force base in Delaware to pay his respects to Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, who was killed during a raid in Yemen. Owens is the first active military service member to die in combat during Trump's presidency. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Shannon Coulter, who helps with the #grabyourwallet campaign, which encourages ethical spending, has been actively criticised stockists of her label and it looks like one finally listened.

"The cause and effect here is very clear. Over 230,000 Tweets and who knows how many millions of dollars’ worth of missed purchases later, they finally heard us," she said of the decision.

Trump left her role as president of the clothing line and her executive role within the Trump Organisation to move to Washington D.C. with her husband Jared Kushner, who is working as a senior adviser to President Donald Trump.

The couple were crucial in getting President Trump elected - Jared was the digital strategy manager throughout his father-in-law's campaign while Ivanka appealed to female voters.

Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump test the teleprompters and microphones on stage before the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump test the teleprompters and microphones on stage before the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

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