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Princess Máxima co-owner of Hema department stores

9 May 2007 - As a mother’s day gift, the Clean Clothes Campaign (SKK) has donated a share in the Hema department store chain to Princess Máxima. Last year, the princess argued for better labour conditions at the suppliers of an Argentine fashion house.

The SKK has launched a campaign to buy the Hema with the help of the general public. In this way, the organisation wants to draw attention to the labour conditions at the companies that produce the articles sold by Hema.

People are invited to symbolically buy their own mothers a share in the chain for mother’s day at the SKK website.

Last year, Máxima initiated a personal buyers’ strike against the Graciela Naum fashion house in Buenos Aires, after reports about abuses at its suppliers. The fashion house responded by contracting a corporate social responsibility consultant.

Máxima is important to the fashion house. “Graciela Naum acquired international fame by being one of the designers especially selected by Princess Máxima of the Netherlands”, the website states.

The princess recently gave birth to her third daughter.

Mother’s day campaign (in Dutch), Buy Hema. Photo: Government Information Service (RVD)

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