Tuft & Needle’s 2019 collaboration with the Fortoul Brothers on a limited edition throw blanket was our first time engaging with local artists to develop a product. We chose to work with the Fortoul Brothers because of their high profile at the time in the Phoenix art scene and because we thought their aesthetic was a great fit with T&N’s product line. At that time, we were unaware of any allegations against these individuals. Since the Fortoul Blanket was a limited edition run, our relationship with the artists is not ongoing and the product is no longer available for purchase on our website.
We wanted to make it clear that we, as a company, do not condone racism or violence of any kind. We have taken this opportunity to donate $20,000 to YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix. Additionally, we are offering full refunds to customers who would like to return their Fortoul Blanket in light of recent accusations.
We want our community to know that we care, we are listening, and we always value your feedback on how we can improve.
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