Yesterday, while visiting a lovely french blog I've noticed that one of the fabrics newly in stock in their store is very familiar. In fact, so familiar that I couldn't believe that I didn't do it. 'That's my dog' - I thought... 'and this is my bird and my elephant... and my shapes... and...' Anais was standing beside me and asked 'Mommy, is that your fabric?' ... and she's 4!
It feels awful. I've been trying to get a fabric like this out there for years... so unfair!
The blog owner informed me that she bought this fabric at KOKKA - a japanese company with a large choice of fabrics.
I'm still waiting to hear their explanation. Stealing is never OK!
I encourage everyone who feels that this is wrong to write an e-mail to KOKKA and let them know: firstname.lastname@example.org
*In answer to some of your questions dear friends:
Yes, I'm aware that the problem might not lie with Kokka, but with the outside designer, and I fully understand that they might have purchased this design unaware. I haven't got an answer yet, but as soon as I do - I'll let you know:)
Sept 24th update:
The fabric was purchased from a contracted outside designer and KOKKA was unaware of its origin.
KOKKA has decided to destroy any of the remaining stock and discontinue this fabric all together.