i make shiny things: Not cool Urban Outfitters, not cool. http://imakeshinythings.tumblr.com/post/5855716317


One of my lovely customers sent me a message today with this link.

And here is my United/World of Love line:

My heart sank a little bit. The World/United States of Love line that I created is one of the reasons that I was able to quit my full-time job. They even stole the item name as well as some of my copy.

Damn, Urban Outfitters. That’s straight-up thievery. Perhaps today’s a good day to reconsider which type of businesses we’d like to support, Tumblr. Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie…you’ve been demoted. In the meantime, why not support the artist that’s been burned here? Her Etsy shop.

Update1: We’ve reached out to the person listed on Urban Outfitters’ press releases, and will report back if we get a statement/explanation.