The world’s largest home decor retailer, Home Depot, has announced that it has partnered with British manufacturer, Burgundy Roof, to produce burgundy tile in India.
According to Home Depot’s press release, the tile is “designed to reflect a warm, inviting environment with a hint of rustic charm.”
The tile is being manufactured in India for Home Depot and will be available for purchase through its online store.
The news comes as Home Depot has been accused of discriminating against Indian consumers with its recent decision to ban a number of popular brands of its own products.
The Home Depot decision sparked outrage from consumers, who have called on Home Depot to follow suit.
The company announced in a blog post on Tuesday that it had purchased 10,000 of the tiles from Burgundy in India, and that the company had begun manufacturing in India in 2019.
Home Depot did not immediately respond to The Huffington Post’s request for comment.
The announcement comes a week after Home Depot suspended sales of certain products, including the Zagat and the Gourmet Food Guide, following a similar decision by Walmart.
The decision was seen as a response to pressure from consumers.
“We are pleased to partner with a leading Indian manufacturer to create a beautiful, durable, and versatile flooring solution,” said Kevin Breen, the company’s chief executive.