Zara is in Hot Water After Reportedly Stealing Over 40 Designs from Indie Artists

Zara is in Hot Water After Reportedly Stealing Over 40 Designs from Indie Artists
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Zara is being accused of stealing. 

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The major fashion retailer is being accused of stealing designs for patches and pins from indie artist, Tuesday Bassen, according to LAist. Her case has just gotten a lot stronger because another artist, Adam J. Kurtz, has discovered other instances where Zara reportedly stole designs. 

Zara replied to Bassen's claims and she posted the letter on her Twitter. The big chain made it very clear that they "reject" her claims because she is not known on the level that Zara is. 

Kurtz created a website along with a Instagram page to document other instances where Zara ripped off products from smaller designers and retailers. Some designers that Zara reportedly stole from include Coucou Suzette, Mokuyobi and Mean Folk. 

"If independent artists can make sure they don't infringe on each other's work, surely the world's largest global fashion retailer has employees who can spend an hour with Google image search and Pinterest to ensure copyright infringement isn't happening, no matter where or with whom the art they're using originates," he wrote.

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This is clearly something that isn't going to get resolved any time soon.