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Made in IKEA?

Sarah Gardner Oct 1, 2012
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Made in IKEA?

Sarah Gardner Oct 1, 2012
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IKEA says it regrets a decision to airbrush women out of its Saudi Arabian catalogs. The images included one of a mom in her p.j.s, standing at the bathroom sink with her young son.

The Swedish chain now says excluding women from the catalog clashes with IKEA’s values, not to mention its customer base.

Reportedly about 70 percent of IKEA shoppers… are female.

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