What is the image on the previous post all about you say?
I know that I am bringing up a controversial topic here ... but what do you do about plagiarism?
Today I have discovered that there is another seller on etsy that is making replicas of certain products that I am making - listed only days after i have listed my items (but previously posted sneak peaks of on my blog).
I know there is nothing new about fabric covered buttons, and certainly nothing new about fabric buttons and hair accessories .. but the same fabric, the same packaging, the same wording in the listings !?!?! REALLY!?!?! first it was hair elastics, then my cupcake bookmarks and now the elastic headwrap headbands (that can not be coincidental surely!).
I searched high and low, and across the globe (TRULY!) for my little tins and spent WEEKS (just ask my friends - i drove them all insane with my neverending questioning about my little tins!!!) making decisions on which ones to go with for a new original packaging idea to "stand out in the crowd" so to speak, and now find similar tins are being used for buttons made with EXACTLY the same fabric as I use and even the descriptions are nearly worded exactly the same!
I am certainly not trying to create a hornets nest here, or any kind of negative airing. I am generally a positive person that is happy to share ideas for others to make beautiful gifts of their own - isnt that what craft is about?
All i can say is that I KNOW that my products are produced at the best possible quality, are made with the best of care (and made with love). I APPRECIATE every single customer that comes into my store. I treat each and every customer equally with the upmost of importance regardless or order size or value. I try and offer the best possible service and communication and I spend the time and effort to ensure my orders are sent out immediately, in top condition, with fantastic packaging and wrapping (and quite often add little extras to bring a smile)... Perhaps that is all i need to shine above?