Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jessica Nichols' Loads of Ranunculus

Recently Chris Benz used Jessica Nichols' Loads of Ranunculus photograph without her permission and without compensation on his Spring 2012 line, including a promotional item in partnership with Lancome.

In case you're not on top of fashion designers (I, for one, am not) here's a bit more about Mr. Benz.

Not sold that this is infringement? Read Jessica's full post here, with a follow up here. Huffington Post reported on this instance as well.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rachael Taylor vs. Marks & Spencer

Another case of corporations stealing independent designer's wares: Marks & Spencer in the UK. Rachael Taylor found one of her patterns on Marks & Spencer t-shirts, unlicensed of course. From her blog,
My 'Etched Floral' design has been a key print for my brand & has been sold successfully on my own branded products along with achieving international success as a licensed design throughout the UK, Europe & the USA.

Read more here and if you're interested in urging Marks & Spencer to come clean and play fair, contact them on Facebook, Twitter, or one of the good ol' fashioned ways.