OMG How horrible! I wish I could say I can't believe it but, sadly, corporate greed happens far too often!
I hope you sue the pants (and shirts and socks) off of them!
I know you can't say specifically but are there certain *types* of stores I should be scouting? Are they appearing in national chains or boutiques? Oh, this just makes me sick and SO MAD!
I swear every time an idea becomes successful in the craft community, it mysteriously shows up in Wal-Mart or Target a year or two later. Gah! I'm so happy you're an organized business woman that can kick their asses!
I'll have to figure out which patterns I don't have yet and order those as a show of support!