Annoying Mistaggers/Resellers: Sanrio

26 Feb

Those who sell Sanrio and place it in handmade paper goods.

**lipbalmjunkie. Hello Kitty memo stationary and kawaii sticker sets.
**sugarblocks Memo pad sheets.
**waytookawaii puts a Sanrio pig sticker sheet in ART. Sigh
**PDFQueen offers a high res Sanrio file to print over and over again. I’m pretty sure that would get Sanrio’s blood boiling.
**lorettared with a stationary lot.
**jade240 with a crafty set. “These are all new and quality Kawaii Items.”

(A big thanks to the 3 or 4 sellers I found that correctly placed their items in supplies.)

“Handmade” by 3 different people- These Shrimp Hello Kitty earrings are imported yet “handpainted” by this seller in AZ on ebay
yet also available in etsy shop marine13 in France and at shop TheFicklePickle both under handmade jewelry.

Actually this wholesale page has half of TheFicklePickle’s shop in it.

DollFaceCreations looks like she tried to ruff up Hello Kitty’s face a bit so that it didn’t look so perfectly like the wholesale picture.

Honeypopjewellery is reselling these Hello Kitty earrings from this Hong Kong seller.


7 Responses to “Annoying Mistaggers/Resellers: Sanrio”

  1. flaggingdoesnothing February 27, 2009 at 3:51 am #

    The commercial supply items in the handmade categories makes me nuts. I’ve flagged tons of them, with little results.

    But I think you may be making incorrect assumptions about those earrings. That Ebay seller doesn’t say that *she* handpaints the charms, just that they are handpainted (likely by small children in a foreign land) and imported. She makes the earrings; she puts the charms on the earwires. Along the same lines, I doubt that the Etsy sellers buy earrings already made and resell them – more likely they buy the charms from wholesale sellers such as the one that you listed (those were all charms, not earrings) then hangs them on their own earwires. By Etsy standards, that is handmade. And since they are all using the same supplier and the same charms, their items look identical.

    Let’s not get started on the copyright issues involved though, or the fact that Sanrio served Etsy with a cease and desist which they half-heartedly enforced ONCE and have since ignored.

  2. elizabeth February 27, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    In defense of the sellers with the hello kitty charm earrings. It is okay by etsy’s rules to hand assemble jewelry for sale. These sellers are merely taking charms and putting them on earrings, which *is* allowed. It’s about the same thing as putting a few beads on a chain. Yes, not really handmade but perfectly okay to sell on etsy. I’ve made this type of earring myself because they sell so well (although it does feel a little like cheating). So, please, don’t be flagging these sellers just because we don’t think they are creative enough.

  3. Christine February 27, 2009 at 11:09 am #

    i flagged everyone of them. hopefully they will be removed.

  4. etsycallout February 27, 2009 at 11:39 am #


    I completely understand what you are saying and did not call out those that had added beads or something extra to the earrings. The ones that I did call out have the exact same earrings tops as the wholesaler (meaning, they did nothing to alter them). Take a look at the wholesaler photos from Hong Kong and they are identical.

    So I maintain my stance that they are reselling.

  5. imwithya February 27, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    *sigh* the “kawaii” stuff gets on my freaking nerves. It’s bad enough that stickers and notepads are considered craft supplies (I know, I know anything can be a supply) but listing them in the paper goods and art categories. Arrrrgh!

  6. wut February 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm #

    Most of the Ajinstore stock is (almost certainly) bootleg goods, on top of everything else. Generic bootlegger-friendly packaging, no trademark/copyright info marked on most of it, and really cheap quality.

  7. Laura May 3, 2009 at 2:57 am #

    I don’t think it’s right that you say that those earrings are being resold as they are.
    The charms used are readily available all over Ebay from tonnes of sellers just as the charms. If you actually look in her shop, you will see that she has tonnes of different earrings which are not available from that Ebay seller you pointed out.
    And as for the copyrighting, I have purchased Sanrio earrings from that seller and the back of the charms are printed with the Sanrio copyright.

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