So, what happens when a giant company steals your ideas and inevitably makes a huge profit from it? And doesn’t credit you in any way? Well, you can post it on your Tumblr page. That’s what the owner of tru.che, an independent jewelry shop, did.
As of the time of this writing, Urban Outfitters has sold out of “their” Destination Necklaces.
My heart sank a little bit. The World/United States of Love line that I created is one of the reasons that I was able to quit my full-time job. They even stole the item name as well as some of my copy.
I’m very disappointed in Urban Outfitters. I know they have stolen designs from plenty of other artists. I understand that they are a business, but it’s not cool to completely rip off an independent designer’s work.
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