I don't know if this is the right place to post this, if its not, feel free to move it.
I just think everyone needs to know whats happening.http://shanalogic.com/wordpress/?p=2815
This article was posted on the ShanaLogic blog the other day, and has been making the rounds on facebook. Basically, the jewellery and accessory store Diva (I know we have them here in Australia, not sure about other parts of the world), has been stealing and mass producing the designs from the ShanaLogic store. They are poor quality knock-offs, and they are selling them for far less than the actual artist can afford to.
Diva has always made poor quality jewellery, I've bought a few things from there that have turned my fingers green and broken in 5 minutes. But to stoop to stealing ideas from indie designers, who lets face it, are not exactly making a mint from selling their goods but are doing it for the love of making things, is pretty much the lowest of the low.
I'm going to boycott Diva from now on, and I urge anyone who cares about the indie design community to do simillar, because what they are doing is pretty much dispicable.