I just received the following e-mail from HSN. I’m so happy that they are removing the pin. It’s very nice to know there are companies with ethics! Way to go HSN! Congratulations to Nathalie and Fernand of Hanna Bernhard. Thanks to all the other bloggers and readers that re-tweeted this story. It’s great to know we can make a difference!
“Iris Apfel’s collection for HSN is intended to share her interpretations of some of her vintage jewelry pieces. Mrs. Apfel explained to HSN that, like many of her pieces, she purchased her toucan brooch from a flea market and believed it was a vintage piece. As we have discovered that this is not a vintage piece, the brooch will be removed from the collection.”