NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The following statements were issued jointly today by Abercrombie & Fitch and the Women & Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania.
Abercrombie & Fitch Statement:
Abercrombie & Fitch has reached an amicable agreement with the Women & Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania under which we will stop selling several t-shirts in our stores.
In recognition that these t-shirts might be found to be objectionable to many young women, who are among our best customers, we contacted Heather Arnet, Executive Director of the Women & Girls Foundation, and offered to discuss the issue with them. We recognize that the shirts in question, while meant to be humorous, might be troubling to some.
We look forward to meeting in person with representatives of the "Girlcott" action in the immediate future. We are pleased with this resolution.
Women & Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania:
The Girlcott we launched this week got the attention of Abercrombie & Fitch. They contacted us and we reached an agreement that satisfies us. Several offensive t-shirts to which we objected are being removed from store shelves.
We look forward to meeting with Abercrombie & Fitch to discuss ways we could collaborate on more empowering messages their products could be sending to their customers.
We appreciate Abercrombie's quick action.