11 thoughts on “Delia's offers keffiyehs as "Peace" scarves

  1. But the guy with the AK-47 isn’t wearing a peace scarf. Looks more like a kicky peace headband. I dunno. This whole thing is silly. I just bought a really REALLY nice keffiyah at the shuk yesterday. I think maybe I am going to dye it blue and wear it as an ironic statement. Truth is those things are awesome. They keep the sun off your head in the summer and are hands down the best winter scarves ever. My friends in various armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan wear them to protect against sunburn and excessive dust in the desert. But peace scarves? WTF?? They are just plain old scarves…

  2. The funny thing is, at a peace-themed event a few weeks ago, these things (in all colours) were actually being sold at one stall as ‘P.L.O’s’. Sadly, my photo didn’t come out.

  3. I complained to the Delias about the name and received this reply:
    Dear dELiA*s Customer,
    Thank you for your e-mail and concern regarding the scarf featured. We
    apologize that this item has offended anyone; this was not our
    intention. Please be assured that our company did not intend to imply
    any support for terrorism.
    The name given to this item was originally suggested by our vendor and
    will be changed online immediately and in future catalogs. We continue
    to carefully reviewing each concern we receive.
    Thank you,
    dELiA*s Customer Service
    And now the name of the scarf is “euro scarf” – but you can still search for it on the website as “peace scarf.”

  4. I wrote to Delia’s:
    Subject: prod_inq
    First Name: Ben
    Last Name: Kurtzer
    Message:
    You product “peace scarf” is an attempt to present a terrorist icon as fashion chic. The girls you’re marketing to have no idea that many girls their age have been murdered by terrorists wearing this so-called “peace scarf”. I implore you to remove this product from your store and to apologize to the many victims of terror and their families for your insensitivity.
    Their reply:
    Dear dELiA*s Customer,
    Thank you for your e-mail and concern regarding the scarf featured. We apologize that this item has offended anyone; this was not our intention. Please be assured that our company did not intend to imply any support for terrorism.
    The name given to this item was originally suggested by our vendor and will be changed online immediately and in future catalogs. We continue to carefully reviewing each concern we receive.
    Thank you,
    dELiA*s Customer Service
    They’ve changed the name to “Euro Scarf”:
    http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=&itemID=48095

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