Chinese Sock It To One Etsy Seller

It is very common for independent artists to have their designs reproduced and photos stolen. So when I see one of my favorite Etsy sellers’ products on Alibaba, it really angers me. Here is the Chinese site offering same products, same photos.

This has to be devastating to the original designer and handmaker, who now has to compete for sales with others using the handmaker’s own design. And at 90 cents a pair, who can compete?

The designer whose work was stolen declined to comment.

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One thought on “Chinese Sock It To One Etsy Seller

  1. Did a little digging, there are several shops on Etsy selling these same items, all opened around the same time 2011 and have 45,000+ sales . China might be using their photos hard to know but these are clearly factory produced items.

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