One of our customers from NY has forwarded us a link yesterday, anouncing the launch of an exclusive jewelry line by Iris Apfel for HSN.
I had never heard about this company, but with a little research, I have found out that they have a leading online sale site, and also sell on TV !! so it is VERY BIG indeed.
What a shock for me when I clicked on the link ! : IRIS HAS COPIED ONE OF OUR PIECES !
She has purchased a toucan head pin from one of our customers several years ago in Palm Beach FL, she lives there half of the year.
I don't understand how can such a thing happen, Iris is 89 so I can not help myself but to find her some excuses -should I ?-, but there is someone in this business chain, who has seen the tag at the back with our name on it and still copied it ! This is such a shame !
Of course I have to talk to HSN people, I tried yesterday but could just get in touch with their customer service for orders. Also talked to Iris who could just wonder how my customer knew about it, telling me that she didn't buy the pin from me, and 'what we should do about it' ! She was supposed to call back : I am still waiting !
I believe that there is a fight coming in a near future : I am ready..
These are the pictures of our toucan pin, Iris wearing it, and her copy for HSN.
There was a party for the launching in NY several days ago, I could find some pictures here and there..
Feel free to spread the new !
You can click on pictures to enlarge them.
HANNA BERNHARD TOUCAN PIN
IRIS APFEL FOR HSN JEWELRY COLLECTION, TOUCAN IS ON RIGHT OF TABLE:
IRIS APFEL'S REPRO OF OUR HANNA BERNHARD TOUCAN PIN
Source : racked.com
OUR TOUCAN PIN AND IRIS REPRO, NEXT TO EACH OTHERS !
HERE IS THE REPRO
SHAPE, COLORS, SIZE, EVERYTHING IS THERE : BUT NOT SO TRIDIMENSIONAL I CAN TELL, AND SO SO MATERIAL USED + IT IS MOLDED, OF COURSE !