Award-winning designers plagiarised by high street accessories giant.
Caire’s Accessories is embroiled in a copyright infringement row after jewellery designer Tatty Devine drew attention to cheap knock-offs of its current collection.
In a blog post on its web site, entitled Can you Spot the Difference, Tatty Devine presented several of its designs side-by-side with almost identical Claire’s Accessories products.
“We are very much hoping that Claire’s withdraws these pieces,” the blog says.
Fans of Tatty Devine inundated the blog, its Twitter page and the Claire’s Accessories Facebook page with comments condemning alleged infringement.
Hind Hadj, head of European marketing and PR for Claire’s Accessories, responded with a brief statement to Stylist Magazine. "Claire’s is aware of the blog post yesterday on the tattydevine.com blog and is currently investigating these comments," she said.
Tatty Devine founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine were named as 2011 Trendsetters in the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 in recognition of their cult classic designs.
They design every piece themselves, and 99% of the jewellery is made by hand in Tatty Devine’s own workshops in London and Kent.