RHONJ Star Teresa Giudice & Daughters Defend Shein Deal Amid Backlash Over Their New Collaboration

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RHONJ Star Teresa Giudice & Daughters Defend Shein Deal Amid Backlash Over New Collaboration

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Teresa Giudice and her daughters Audriana, Milania, and Gia are standing their ground against a wave of fan backlash over their new collection with Shein, an online fast fashion retailer that has been accused of exploiting factory workers overseas and copying lesser-known designers.

Many critics have questioned why the Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her daughters have teamed up with the retailer due to the years-long allegations.

Teresa and the Giudice daughters’ rep told TMZ that they aren’t backing down from the new collaboration.

“The SHEINxGiudiceGirls collection follows a long list of celebrities and public figures to partner with the brand. We acknowledge the concerns expressed about our partnership and met with the SHEIN team prior to working together,” said the rep. “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.”

Their rep continued, “This size-inclusive collection was made to amplify the voices and creativity of young women and to encourage entrepreneurship at any age. The responses thus far have been overwhelmingly positive and uplifting.”

On October 9, Teresa announced the new launch on Instagram.

“We are SO excited to finally announce our partnership with @sheinofficial to curate the ultimate pre-holiday collection, #SHEINxGiudiceGirls ✨ All of the pieces are a reflection of us, lots of glamorous, fun, and chic styles that are perfect for everyone! We even made sure to include comfy and luxe sleepwear for your next Girls Night In!” she wrote. “We worked so hard to make this special for you all, and we hope you LOVE LOVE LOVE it as much as we do!”