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illegal knockoffs sold in Walmart?! (Alleged - Not Proved)

Old 09-19-2010, 08:56 PM
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According to this fabric designer's blog -- anyhow:

http://tulapink.com/2010/09/19/outraged/

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Old 09-19-2010, 09:04 PM
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I read that. I just heard last week from Moda rep that they sell to walmart too but under names like Cranston. I was surprised too. ALso Quilting treasures sells them fabrisc under a psedonym. That would explain the mix up. I would like to see how this ends.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:12 PM
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That is interesting!
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:24 PM
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To think Walmart is actually copying a fabric line and having it manufactured to sell is ridiculous. WalMart is many things but being stupid is not one of them. If Moda owns the copyrights to the fabric line and sells fabric to Walmart then why is the designer blaming Walmart for selling it? Sounds like the fabric designer needs to get more facts before acting the fool.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:31 PM
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Good grief. I like the Tula Pink lines but she is basically saying everyone who buys fabric from walmart is buying crappy fabric that isn't even fit to line a birdcage? THAT, to me, is rude. And I agree with BellaBoo. I'm curious to see how it all pans out.
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If it is anything like what my friend went through then this might have happened with the fabric too. My friend designed signs for your home. She and her hsuband owned a factory too that made the designs. Once a year they would go to a show to try and sell to store chains their products. The show is supposed to put producers of products like them together with buyers for store chains. At the show would also be businessman from certain very large thrid world country pretenting to be store buyers but they would really copy the designs to make in their factory in their home country. She was very frustrated with this.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by gale
she is basically saying everyone who buys fabric from walmart is buying crappy fabric that isn't even fit to line a birdcage? THAT, to me, is rude.
It's funny to see all the lemming posts jumping in agreeing with her about how horrible Walmart is.

:roll: I think Moda has some 'splaining to do!
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Originally Posted by Annaquilts
My friend designed signs for your home.

I'm curious. What kind of sign do you buy for your home and why?
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Interesting, don't seeing that as purposeful with WM, not that it couldn't happen, I agree no need to be rude, and has already let opinion be known.
For something like this not suprising or new that it happens, 15-20 years ago spoke to someone who was designing for a product for a company, and said when is sent off, it is then changed for the CR reason, this product was sold thru a very large co. so they didn't always look as good as the original all were old patterns.
Hope it gets worked out for all involved. Her's are prettier.
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No wonder Walmart is getting out of the fabric business.
To many lawsuits. This is horrible.
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