Design Theft

I was really sad and disappointed to discover that a shop in America, Francesca’s, has been selling awful copies of my own original designs. It turns out that I’m not the only on and many designers have been copied in this manner.

So, what can you do? Firstly, please don’t buy from Francesca’s or anywhere else where you see copies being sold. Secondly, support the artists who have designed these products by buying the originals. Thirdly, if you see one of these stores and go in, please could you look for these pins and photograph them if you see them there. Email photos to beth (at) doodlecats.com

Thank you all for your support so far! You’ve been amazing.

If you know of any other artist’s whose pin designs have been stolen by Francesca’s, please get in touch.

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Mine on the left, Francesca’s on the right
Doodlecats pins available from doodlecatsshop.co.uk

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Cat pin on the left by BoyGirlParty, Francesca’s on the right
Bowtie cat pin available from Etsy.com

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I Like Cats on the left, Francesca’s on the right
Cat pin available from Etsy.com

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Anita Ivancenko’s Strawberry pin on the left, Francesca’s on the right

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BeanIt’s Friyay pin on the left, Francesca’s on the right
Friyay pin available from Etsy.com