Not usually one to make a stink, but this one is blatant and disregards so many rules in just one listing, and frankly, I’m so fed up. These are in the handmade category, under bags and purses.
This listing not only violates copyright infringement on the name “rive gauche” which was a designer in the fashion industry decades ago, but these straw and plastic totes are mass produced, probably overseas.
Further, they show the following text in the bag’s description:
“We would like you to purchase from us with full confidence. Though we are new to Etsy, we have been making and selling personal accessories, personal care, aromatherapy and home decor since 1996. Our wholesale clients include Four Seasons Resort Spas & Gift Shops; Zitomer in NYC; Fred Segal in LA, Kripalu in Lenox, MA.”
That’s **#! ing great! Not only do they make hundreds of products, they supply hotel chains and mass merchandise stores – that’s so handmade of them !
It’s so evil of etsy to bastardize all of the indie artists efforts.