Did famous designer Zara steal the designs of a small-time Indie designer, Tuesday Bessan? And now the company refuses to pay her?
The last time you tried to purchase an “original” Zara t-shirt or jeans, you probably had no idea that you are burning a hole in your pocket for design that was a sham!
Shocking as it may be, a small Indie artist named Tuesday Bessan claimed that Zara has been making profits by simply ripping off her designs. While she did not believe this news at first, as a few of her close ones and fans pointed this fact out to her, she decided to do some digging.
What she discovered startled her to the very core! Known for her simple yet quirky logos, Bessan found out that Zara had gone ahead and blatantly copied most of her designs!
When she reached out to Zara and her organization, threatening them to pay up or else be prepared to face a lawsuit, Zara’s team of lawyers simply told her off saying that she did not matter enough to be making such claims!
When none of her efforts bore any fruits, Tuesday took to social media to ask her followers and the world at large to help her get justice.
“I had my lawyer contact Zara and they literally said I have no base because I’m an indie artist and they’re a major corporation and that not enough people even know about me for it to matter,” Tuesday wrote on Instagram, in a post which shows a side-by-side comparison of her designs and Zara’s ripped off ones.
According to Cosmo.ph, many people on Instagram have extended their support for Tuesday’s claims under the hash-tag #boycottzara.
“@zara corporate bullying and art theft is unacceptable,” wrote one user, while another condemned Zara by stating, “Pay for your designs and art like everyone else, you have the ability to hire people to create new ideas for your brand but instead you just steal!!”
Check out the evidence posted by Tuesday Bessan on Instagram below!
I’ve been pretty quiet about this, until now. Over the past year, @zara has been copying my artwork (thanks to all that have tipped me off–it’s been a lot of you). I had my lawyer contact Zara and they literally said I have no base because I’m an indie artist and they’re a major corporation and that not enough people even know about me for it to matter. I plan to further press charges, but even to have a lawyer get this LETTER has cost me $2k so far. 〰 It sucks and it’s super disheartening to have to spend basically all of my money, just to defend what is legally mine. ⚡️ EDIT: Some of you are asking how you can help. Repost and tag them, on Twitter, on Insta, on Facebook. I don’t want to have to burden any of you with the financial strain that comes with lawsuits.
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