I really hope that you help highlight this current debacle from this popular Etsy seller.
I have bought two wigs from her myself, so after browsing some more wigs in her shop i came across these links through a negative rating in her feedback:
There are tons of links that show she has been buying wigs from Ebay and selling them as her own on Etsy. One of the wigs i purchased from her was this one:
Ebay wig (Identical to the one i have in my hand right now,ordered from Miss VioletLace, down to the lace inside the wig cap)
The wig i ordered from MVL (Styled and tweaked):
The wig was not altered in ANY way. So i payed roughly $40 more, all in with shipping.
She has put a note in her announcement as follows:
—-ABOUT OUR WIGS – PLEASE READ- To clarify the recent accusations against us, we wanted to set the record straight. We reconstruct and redesign wigs, and hand-alter them, which follows Etsy’s policies on handmade items. As is stated from Etsy’s policies: “On Etsy, the term “handmade” can additionally be interpreted as “hand-assembled” or “hand-altered.””
All of our wigs in our shop have been changed/redesigned or altered in some way. Our wig clips are a supply, which is also acceptable under Etsy’s Supplies policy, as is stated: “The Supplies Category is for both handmade and non-handmade (“commercial”) crafting supplies. A crafting supply is an item that is primarily used to make handmade items you might find for sale on Etsy.” Our clips can be used for making your own clip in hair extensions, we also do the labor by sewing them into a wig”
There is more but i can’t stomach it.
Also when i originally bought the wig, she clearly stated in her profile that she made all the wigs by hand, i can’t find this anywhere now. Surprise Surprise.
To say i am livid is an understatement.