Posts tagged "business ethics"

Topshop Rips Off Independent Jewelry Designer

In yet another example of a big fashion chain “borrowing” ideas from an independent designer, Topshop recently rolled out a set of “punctuation rings” that look a hell of a lot like the awesome swear ring set by jewelry designer and fashion blogger Wendy Brandes. Wendy posted a response on her blog yesterday that addressed…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 30, 2012

Urban Outfitters Steals Another Indie Artist’s Work … Again

Jewelry artist Stevie Koerner sells her “A World of Love” pendants on Etsy (left). They’re adorable little charms in the shapes of states with hearts cut out of them. Urban Outfitters liked the pendants so much that they decided to copy the charms, almost exactly (right), and call them “I Heart Destination Necklaces.” And they…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 27, 2011