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vola-libera said: I'm kinda hoping they have to pay you for any underwear sales... :/ that's messed up. I wonder how many ideas they've stolen.
who knows, I see now that they are not online anymore which is great and that my social media campaign has had some effect. But yes, I have clothes in my wardrobe from F21 and a bunch of other low end high st retailers and all I can think of now is, “this is cute, I wonder who they stole it off?”. I’m sure I’m over dramatizing and not all high st retail is this, but it has made me rethink fast fashion.
hamburgerstreeet said: You should be happy that go got YOUR design on a famous clothing shop but what the down side is they didnt give you credit :/
No, the downside is that I am planning to have them manufactured myself using a factory that pays its workers properly. I want to offer a lower price point than handmade and sell wholesale, but there is no way that I can get a retail price down to $4.50. This is why I’m upset.
icantthinkstraightsatan said: Btw I saw your cat undies at Fred Myers
Urgh, this is utterly depressing. If you happen to see them again could you possibly take a photo for me. Thanks x
miraguey said: Hello i really like your bras, but I was wondering if you were going to be making any bras for bigger girls that need a little more support in the future?
Thanks, I dont really have the right sewing machines to make bra’s that are structured for support, hence all the soft bra’s in my shop. Also because I’m a tiny company and handmade to order, if it doesn’t fit, (bra sizing is in itself a bit of a nightmare) it gets too costly for me to make a new one. I do understand your frustration tho, even tho I’m around about a 34B, I have boobs that are really painful all the time so I need a lot of support without wires preferably so I can’t buy a bra without trying it on - I once went to a professional bra fitters and tried on over 20 bra’s, not including various sizes of the same design and only 2 actually fit me.
Check out Holly at the www.thefullfiguredchest.com she has a lot of resources including indie designers who do specialize in larger bra sizes.
nickisunshine said: I was so shocked that Forever 21 stole your designs and sent them an email that I am disappointed and that they should be ashamed with themselves. Hope it gets straightened out.
Thank you so much, and thank you for contacting F21, I know others have also done this too and I’m really overwhelmed by all the support Ive had through social media. xxx
supershiftofficial said: im sorry that professionals are stealing from an innocent artist like you. then ripping off your amazing designs is just terrible.
it does suck but I’m seeking legal advice so I’m hoping to at least get them to stop selling them. Thanks for your kind words tho, I really appreciate it :)
goodluckfindingone said: If it's any consolation for the theft of your design, I like yours a whole lot better! They look great :)
thank you xxx
rosiepiesc4 said: I saw your panty designs at kmart a while ago. Until reading your posts on tumblr I had no idea they were yours so I didn't snap a picture or anything but it might be something else to look into.
Ive had a couple of people mention this - if anyone does see them and can take a photo for me, I’d super appreciate it xx
bunbunchai said: I get the whole underwear thing, but never in my life would i buy $50 underwear. I would never buy underwear over $10, the prices on your Etsy are literally insane.
Thats totally fine and your choice, but if I want to pay my rent and put food on my table I have to pay myself and my employees a living wage. I pay my employees way above the min wage, because I’d feel like crap if I didnt. I also wrote a post on how much everything costs for handmade - its here if you want to read: