Tagged handmade


Finding the truth behind American-made product knock offs

This article was written by Shannon Lester, designer for Steel Life, and originally posted to her blog Blooming Desert’s Daily Dirt. We’re reposting with her permission. With my recent discovery of product designers in the outdoor living industry being knocked off from Asia, big box stores or elsewhere, I have decided to speak out about…


Following the Cody Foster & Co. Caper

For those following the Cody Foster & Co. fiasco, the story has been unfolding for quite some time. I was asked to document my experience and perspective as an artist who was ripped off by the infamous ornamentors.  I hadn’t heard of Cody Foster & Co. prior to December 2009, when a fellow crafter reached…

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