The world of DIY, or handmade has seriously grown in popularity over the last few years. Unfortunately, that also means that copy cats, bootlegging and misuse of the term DIY has grown as well. There is a certain seller on ebay under the name of skullby-doo, as well as the seller name pasakor9889. You can find them here:http://stores.ebay.com/diy-urban-zip-hoodie-and-hot-stuff and here: http://stores.ebay.com/skullby-doo.
They have attempted to sell things on Etsy, but with the help of some friends we have managed to get them kicked off, but they are back under a new user name and we are once again flagging them to get them kicked off.
Now you may ask, what do they do that's so bad. On Ebay they are selling 235 items and they end every hour. Really, how can one girl do that? She can't, but whole bunch of girls working at a sweatshop in Thailand can. If you look at the actual T-shirts they sell, you wont find those designs anywhere else. It's because they print them locally without permission from your favorite band, which violates copyright and is essentially stealing. They are then assembled in a sweat shop environment. Their buy it now price is less than what it costs a legit seller to buy an unmodified shirt. Lastly, take a good look at it, it's ugly. It really is just a men's shirt with sleeves and a hood sewn onto it. That wont fit nice, you'll look like a troll.
Please don't support these bootleggers. Please support the REAL DIY gals on etsy.com. These knockoff's seriously sour the reputation of DIY. They take sales away from people who are slaving away trying to make a living, not only that they make buyers think that DIY should be as cheap as their items are, which is not so. It takes time and effort to make a great shirt, skirt, pair of pants etc. It also takes money to buy quality products, to create something that isn't a piece of crap.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I feel so much better about this blog now. I have been a major slacker, which led me to move this blog to a new home with a url that matches. You can find all of my old posts here, http://turnitgirl.blogspot.com, and you will find all of my lovely, much better new and improved posts on this blog.I hope you enjoy it, and I hope that you stick around to see me make it wonderful. Now...I'm off to try and figure out how to beautify this thing!
at 10:20 AM Posted by Jen Ell
Ok...so I officially suck at writing a blog, or rather remembering to write a blog. So I will take this post to announce that I will be moving this blog to a new home, http://diyjenellstyle.blogspot.com. I hated that my title and my blog url didn't match, and since I have been such a slacker I decided that I would change things around and give my blog a fresh start so form now on you can check me out at http://diyjenellstyle.blogspot.com.
at 10:15 AM Posted by Jen Ell