My sister, Rach had a bad day yesterday!!! Firstly she was in her local supermarket in Italy when she picked up a craft magazine to find an image on the front cover of a pouch she made. She opened the magazine to find a whole page of images of different items that she had made. The people who produced the magazine did not contact her and ask permission to publish her work. They did however write this blog address so at least they gave her the credit. After she got over the shock of seeing her work published without her permission she realised that it may hopefully give her a little extra business.
Later in the day she received a message from a lovely person who informed her that a lady from the Ukraine is basically copying her work with some slight variations and selling it online. Rach had a look and many of the similarities are undeniable. Have a look at the comparisons below and see if you think they are copies or just a coincidence. There is no doubt that she had copied her bird design which is pretty original. She says the work is designed by herself but I think she has had a little help!!!
The photos on the left are from Lollipopup.
The photos on the right are original designs by Rach.What can you do?????