Saturday 20 July 2019

Sportswear company apologises for washing instructions saying 'give it to a woman. It's her job'

The company claims the labels were in response to men not knowing how to wash the jerseys.
The company claims the labels were in response to men not knowing how to wash the jerseys.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An Indonesian clothing company has been forced to apologise for printing sexist washing labels advising owners to “give this shirt to a woman. It’s her job”.

Salvo Sports issued a series of tweets on Sunday, International Women’s Day, apologising for the instructions, after being inundated with complaints on social media.

Salvo claim the labels were in response to “a number of buyers who ask how to treat fine jerseys”.  

But the apology seems to highlight a few assumptions about gender-based roles, saying, “the message is simple. Instead of doing it the wrong way, you might as well give it to a lady because they are more capable.”

They went on to tweet: “It was not meant to demean women. Instead, we’re trying to tell men to learn from women how to take care of clothes.”

“Not all men know how to treat their clothes and women have more expertise."

“But we apologise for any misinterpretation so apologise profusely.”

The shirts were made for the Indonesian Super League football team Pusamania Borneo.

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