Do these “shops” not realize they are harming the alt community they claim to be a part of?
They’ve got the money to fight any kind of litigation smaller creators could afford to volley towards them and have probably already made hundreds of copies of my dress design. I know there are trends and many clothing labels will all be participating in the same theme at times- but honestly this is a pretty blatant rip off. I must be doing something right, lol!
It just seems sad to have all that budget and wholesale capacity and spend it on ripping off people like me instead of hiring a designer or inquiring about licensing designs/wholesaling before stopping to artistic burglary? Gross and so not what alternative culture is about. These corporate labels have no roots in the community they want to profit from, have no respect for or interest in supporting the artists working within those communities.
*Not to mention all the racism this particular “shop” has demonstrated.