School Bans Students From Wearing Designer Coats To Stop 'Poverty Shaming'

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A school outside London has banned students from wearing designer coats in an attempt to prevent poverty shaming.

Woodchurch High School sent a letter to parents describing a new dress code that prohibits pupils from wearing high-end brand-name coats, specifically banning Canada Goose and Moncler.

“We are very concerned about the fact that our children put a lot of pressure on parents to buy them expensive coats,” principal Rebekah Phillips told the Independent. Additionally, she said, the students who can’t afford the fancy coats — the most popular Canada Goose style retails for $825 — “feel stigmatized, they feel left out, they feel inadequate.”

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