RHONJ star Teresa Giudice defends her daughters’ partnership with fast-fashion brand SHEIN: We did our “due diligence.”
Every Real Housewives of New Jersey fan knows that two things are off-limits in the Garden State: parents and kids. So, it is not surprising that Teresa Giudice‘s mama bear claws came out amid criticism of her daughters’ collaboration with SHEIN.
The dazzling fashion collection dubbed Shein x Giudice Girls features a bevy of looks, from sparkly all-white ensembles to chic and sheer black evening outfits. The fashion collection also includes silky, feather-trimmed pajamas as well as nude and brown dresses and matching night-time sets.
While many RHONJ fans were thrilled over the partnership and celebrated the collection on social media, others weren’t happy that Teresa Giudice and her daughters collaborated with the controversial fast-fashion retailer. Over the years, SHEIN has been accused of copying other designers and abusive labor practices. Others take issue with the brand’s “throw-away” fashion, which eventually ends up in landfills.
However, a rep for the RHONJ family tells TMZ that Teresa and her daughters did their “due diligence” before signing a deal with SHEIN.
“We acknowledge the concerns expressed about our partnership and met with the Shein team prior to working together,” the rep told the gossip and entertainment outlet.
“We 100% believe in ethical practices in all capacities and in doing our due diligence have not seen any substantive evidence definitively showing unethical practices.”
Despite the criticism Teresa and her daughters have received, their rep insists that they have also gotten “overwhelmingly positive and uplifting” messages about the collaboration, which was “made to amplify the voices and creativity of young women.”
Here’s a look at what RHONJ fans are saying about the Giudice girls‘ collection with SHEIN.
“Why are we celebrating this? #shein ?!! They’re known for destroying the environment and forcing child labor, for starts,” one fan commented.
“Love this for them!! They have overcome so much and work so hard!!!” someone else commented on social media.
“This is big! ? Congratulations to Them Guidice Girls!” a third fan remarked while a fourth added: “love love love look at them getting their coin!”
“Isn’t Shein a fast-fashion based out of China? Should they really be marketing a company that doesn’t pay their employees a living wage? To me, that shows deep down what Teresa will do to make a fast buck,” a Bravo fan wrote on Instagram, to which many others agreed.
“SHEIN pays children $10 a day to make those tacky clothes. You could have researched better!” another fan commented.